How to easily get a 2nd number on an Android phone?
January 10, 2017 9:11 AM   Subscribe

For safety, my not technical, Android-phone bearing friend needs a second phone number for US calls and SMS. On iOS, I recommend Sudo App. It's overkill here, but would work. Can you suggest a similar solution for Android?
posted by Kalatraz to Technology (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Is Google Voice not an option for some reason? You can easily make US calls and send/receive SMS via Google Voice.
posted by mskyle at 9:26 AM on January 10, 2017 [8 favorites]

Seconding google voice.
posted by jferg at 9:28 AM on January 10, 2017

I use google voice for my second phone number on my Android phone.
posted by gingerbeer at 9:52 AM on January 10, 2017

A more expensive route would be to purchase a dual sim phone.
posted by Sleddog_Afterburn at 9:56 AM on January 10, 2017

I have used Burner for this and also have wanted to try Sideline (but haven't). Burner is good for a week for free.

But I've had Google Voice since before it was Google Voice, and it works great for voice and texting. (I just want to keep my GV number forever, so I've dabbled with other services so it stays relatively spam free)
posted by getawaysticks at 11:19 AM on January 10, 2017

I use Hushed for selling stuff on craigslist.
posted by gregr at 2:30 PM on January 10, 2017

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