If you ever need to hand out your phone number in a public forum or, say, give your number to a stranger on Craigslist, you rarely want to give away your real number. Free service inumbr generates free, auto-expiring phone numbers.
I’ve used inumbr twice before when it was called Craigsnumber and simply numbr, but it’s been renamed yet again, this time to inumbr. It’s a bit annoying that it’s constantly changing, but it’s also the only dead simple disposable phone number service we know of.
Just go to the site, pick your city, set your expiration time (one hour, one day, one week), then tell it where to forward your calls. Google Voice actually steps in and eliminates, to an extent, the need for something like this (Google Voice lets you filter and even block calls you don’t want), but the simple throw away number is nice to have under the right circumstances.
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