Get a second phone number with OpenPhone and keep your personal and professional life separate!
Don’t compromise the privacy of your personal phone number! Get a second phone number with OpenPhone that you can use to protect your private information from spammers, telemarketers, scammers, and anyone else who wants to get in touch with you.
Simply forward all calls from your secondary number to your primary one when you want to stay private and unbothered!
10 tips on how to use your new second phone number
Are you tired of hearing your friends complain about sales calls? Perhaps it’s time to get a second phone number. That way, when pesky sales people come calling, you can be on hand to listen to their pitch.
Have another job? It’s easy to create an invisible office for yourself so you can more easily manage business-related tasks without losing valuable personal time.
Do you run a business from home? You might want to get another number if personal and work activities blend together. With Openphone, everything stays separated and nothing gets out of hand.
We make sure that you have full control over your new number. You decide who has access to it and who doesn’t. We’ll even help you set up a voicemail message that says This is not a working number.
If someone leaves a message, we’ll forward it directly to your inbox so that you can decide whether or not to call them back. When should I get another phone number?
There are many reasons why having multiple numbers is useful: – Separate Personal Life From Work Life – Manage Multiple Jobs – Protect Your Privacy – Manage Spam Calls And Messages – Keep Friends And Family In The Dark About Certain Things How do I get started? Getting started is easy!
Why you should get a second phone line
There are many reasons to get a second phone line for home or work, but some of our favorites include making sure work doesn’t follow you home, ensuring that friends and family can reach you after hours without interrupting an important meeting, or simply keeping two lives—business and pleasure—separate. But how do you get one?
Well, if you want to protect your privacy, there’s no other option than to make sure it isn’t linked to your existing cell provider. Today we’re going to show you just how easy it is to get set up with a secondary number using OpenPhone —the best way to protect your privacy while keeping everyone close.
Here’s what you need to know
1) Create a new account on OpenPhone
2) Choose a number
3) Set up call forwarding
4) Get verified
5) Set up call logs
6) Start making calls
7) Share your new number
8 ) Use app notifications
9) Add contacts
10) Send texts
11) Change settings
12) What about international numbers?
13) How does OpenPhone compare to Google Voice?
14 ) How does OpenPhone compare to Skype?
15 ) Is OpenPhone free?
16 ) Can I use my own number from another carrier or do I have to pick from their list of numbers
17) Are there any hidden fees?
18) Why should I trust you?
19) What happens when I cancel?
20) Does my service go down when I cancel ?
21) Do I have to sign a contract?
22) Will my service be interrupted during major updates?
23) Do you support multiple phones?
24) Can I port my current number?
25) What about Google Voice?
26) Help me decide?
27). If you have any questions please comment below!
How does it work?
The OpenPhone app creates a secure, additional line that works on any standard mobile device. We believe everyone should have two phones; one for their business and one for everything else. Once you download our app, you can activate your new second line from anywhere in minutes.
There’s no need to replace or upgrade anything—keep using what you’ve got (phone/carrier) and start using it more safely today.
It costs less than $2 per month to create an additional line on most major carriers (Verizon: 1-800-922-0204; AT&T: 1-800-331-0500).
If you have time at lunch, why not head over to TMo to pick up another SIM card?
You could be up and running by 3pm! Or order a micro-SIM online now. Once activated, we’ll send you a link to download our free app. No credit cards required.
You choose your username and password so only you know how to access your new second line. To call your second line, simply dial *67 + area code + 7 digit number just like before but without the *67 prefixing it.
How much does it cost?
Some of you may have unlimited minutes on your main cell plan, but some don’t. Unfortunately, not everyone has an extra $1,000 laying around for a secondary line.
If that’s something you need to consider—and it probably is—don’t despair: OpenPhone will offer competitive monthly plans that start at just $6 per month for 100 minutes of talk time.
Best of all, if you decide to use our business-focused version (you will) there is no long-term contract so if you don’t use all 100 minutes in one month you can save them up or use them whenever they are most convenient.
The flexibility of OpenPhone means you get exactly what you want when you want it. That’s how we roll.
What are the privacy concerns?
Having one cell phone is convenient, but sometimes you need more than just one phone. But what about those times when you don’t want people to know your second number?
What about when you’re working from home or giving out your cell for calls that may come in during off hours?
If keeping both of these numbers private matters to you then give OpenPhone a try. It gives you another phone number that can be used as your own.
It works on any device including desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones so it’s easy to get started right away!
It will even forward text messages so if someone sends a message to your new phone number it will automatically show up on your main mobile device.
You can also set up auto-reply messages which are sent out immediately when someone texts you.
It gives you complete control over how much information is shared without having to worry about having multiple phones laying around or confusing friends who might call at an inconvenient time.
How do I get my hands on an OpenPhone?
Simple, all you need to do is request an invite from their website. Invites are limited at present as they get ready for launch. Signing up for your free account will unlock a huge range of features, including 3 calls or texts each month and receiving voicemails sent straight to email (and voice recordings of those messages).
Your number won’t ring or show on caller ID – it’ll just appear on other people’s phones as unavailable. Another cool thing about OpenPhone is that you can use it in multiple countries without paying international call rates.
So if you’re traveling abroad but still want to be able to make and receive calls/texts/voicemails as normal, or use Skype while traveling, then check out OpenPhone.
They also have a bunch of other great features such as blocking numbers, blacklisting certain numbers so they don’t ever reach you again, forwarding calls to another number when not available (useful for checking voicemail when you don’t have access to your main phone), forwarding text messages to email or even having them read aloud over SMS. All in all it looks like an excellent service which I think we should definitely support.