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Vumber --The Virtual Phone Number To Give You Privacy And Security For Online Dating and Internet Safety

Updated on April 4, 2012

There is more to a phone number than most people realize.

Modern technology is a wonderful thing. We can communicate through a multitude of different media channels. There are a variety of social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and even HubPages. In addition there are countless online dating sites such as eHarmony,, etc. etc. etc. I'm not familiar with the safety protocol of all these sites but I would venture to guess that while on their sites they have certain security precautions built in.

But what happens when you want to take a relationship to the next step.

With call blocking on your phone you can keep anyone from seeing your number while making outgoing calls. But let's say you've just met someone and you want them to be able to contact you, so you give them your cell phone or land line number.  They can now contact you at their leisure. 

After a few calls or maybe even after a couple of dates, you decide this person is not someone you would like to continue a relationship with.  Unfortunately, they don't feel the same way, and continue to call. 

Now What Do You Do?

In this scenario a Vumber would be extremely beneficial.  You could simply log into your account, and using the Custom Call Blocking feature you have a number of options to choose from.  You can send the caller to voice mail (a private Vumber voicemail), give them continuous ringing, a busy signal, a temporarily out of service signal, or a number out of service message.  This can be done individually for as many callers as you want to enter in. 

Benefits of a Virtual Phone Number (Vumber)

This is just one scenario of the many benefits to having a Vumber or virtual phone number. Let me answer a few questions that may be coming to your mind already.

  • There is no special hardware to buy or software that needs to be downloaded.
  • Your Vumber will work with any cell phone or land line, and any service provider.
  • If you have a caller ID service with your current phone you can have incoming calls display as your Vumber or display the caller’s phone number.
  • You can make outgoing calls with your Vumber where your linked phone number is kept private and the Caller ID of the person you are calling displays your Vumber instead.
  • You can change your Vumber as often as you like.
  • You can have as many Vumbers as you want. All linked to the same phone or different phones.
  • Each Vumber includes its own private voicemail.

Increase Your Privacy While Shopping Online

How about this scenario: You’ve been online surfing for a particular product or service you are considering buying.  You get to a website where in order to get more information you need to enter your email and phone number.  Now let’s be honest, most of us have an alias email we use when we suspect we will receive a deluge of junk mail if we enter our information.  We have also experienced the onslaught of telemarketing calls after entering our phone number online.  Some websites even require it to make a purchase.  Well, here is a suggestion, why not get a Vumber for your online browsing.   That way you can enter your phone number without having to be concerned about a flood of telemarketing calls.  If you start to get too many calls you simply change your Vumber.    

How Does Vumber Work

1.) You choose from the available area codes that you want for your number. A virtual number is then assigned to you.

2.) You then link that number to your home, cell or work phone.

3.) You are now ready to receive calls on your linked phone just like any other call. To make outgoing calls you dial your Vumber first then enter the number you want to reach.

It’s as simple as that. You now have access to a completely anonymous phone number that can be used in those “risky” situations. It can be changed as often as you change your clothes and you can have as many Vumbers as you own pairs of shoes.

It’s an easy to use tool that can protect your identity while eliminating some of the headaches of online dating, a busy social life or online shopping.


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