Temporary UK mobile number

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bingefeller, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. bingefeller macrumors 6502a

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    Hi folks,

    I'm looking for an app that will give me a temporary UK mobile number as I'm selling some stuff.

    I would prefer to pay for the service as I don't want a number that's been recycled a few times and would most likely get spammed.

    I had thought about Burner, but I think it only gives you US or Canadian numbers?

    Someone suggested Freedompop, but this works from a sim card from what I understand, and I don't want to go to the hassle of getting a new sim card for what will be a one off.

    many thanks!
     
  2. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Why would you want a temporary UK mobile number?
     
  3. MattXDA macrumors 6502

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    To sell things without his real phone number being posted online
     
  4. bingefeller thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. I want to write up an advert and post my mobile number on it - obviously I don't want to post my real number online.

    If I get a temporary mobile number that is a non-UK number, people will look at it and think I'm a scammer and not bother getting in touch.
     
  5. AppleMichael macrumors member

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    Could you not just get a Skype number or another VOIP number?
     
  6. Hater macrumors 6502a

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    Go buy a pre-paid SIM

    Activate it

    Put it in your phone or a secondary phone...
     
  7. bingefeller thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's exactly what I'm after. Any specific iOS apps that would be suitable?
     

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