Tuesday Aug 07, 2007

Numbr.com: James Bond-ish or Tony Soprano-ish?

Also via geeksugar, here's a cool website that enables one to alias their real phone number for up to a month: numbr.com. Basically, it assigns you a randomly generated (US) phone number, then you tell it your real number so it can forward calls to it for a duration you define. Once that duration comes to an end, the fake # no longer forwards calls to your real #.

I'm struggling with the use cases on this one for those of us who's last name is not Bond or Soprano, but here's one:

You meet a someone who seems "normal" and might want to sync up with them again later, but you aren't quite sure because while mingling with them your freak-o-meter flickered once...or twice. Instead of giving them your real, permanent number, you give them a temporary # during what one may call a "friendly probationary period."

Other suggested use cases?
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