Vumber Generates Temporary Phone Numbers So You Can Deactivate the Number You Just Gave That Guy Who Hit On You
Ever give out your phone number as the result of unrelenting pressure and wish you could’ve been stronger-willed each and every time that obnoxious taste test research firm calls you? Well, there’s an app for that! iPhone App Vumber provides a handy little service that generates a temporary, working phone number which can be used then deleted at will. A service as helpful as getting that guy who hit on you at that bar off your back isn’t free, of course, and Vumber costs $9.95 per month for your first temporary number, and additional numbers cost $3.95 per month on a sliding scale.
Aside from giving out fake numbers, Vumber has a few practical uses, such as in the world of online dating. If you’re a little hesitant to divulge your phone number to the Internet, you can take solace in using a temporary number that you can easily delete if a creepo somehow gets ahold of it. The same can be said for wanting a separate work number.
The actual service works with most modern phones, though the service has recently been unleashing smartphone apps into the wild, bringing the godsend of a service to the forefront of “polite” ways to reject guys in bars.