I recently became aware of a service known as Hushed by sheer luck and have been absolutely blown away by the possibilities this app enables.
Hushed is toted as an app that allows you to get a disposable number in a large list of countries to use as a burner number. Good idea right? The product is simple, elegant and works well. But here’s what the company I don’t think realises.
If you select a Canadian or US number, an unlimited plan becomes available which offers unlimited Calling, Texting and MMS anywhere in North America for $4.99 per month! Here’s where it gets really good.
Fido has a promotional data plan right now which offers 3GB of data for $15 per month (in Ontario not sure of other provinces). Do you see where I’m going with this yet?
Here’s what I did:
- Visited a Fido store and purchased a Data Only SIM card (The sims used for tablets.) at $10 and set up the $15 data plan mentioned above.
- Signed up for Hushed through the Android app (Also available on iOS) and selected a number.
- Purchased the unlimited plan from Hushed.
That’s it! I can now call, text and use data all for $20 a month. The overage costs on this $15 data plan is $10 a GB which is perfect. This means I can even do 5GB of data and unlimited calling for about $40 a month.
Hushed also includes visual voicemail, and calling options such as call display and call forwarding.
The app also lets you have multiple numbers. So for instance if you run a small business, you could simply request another number for it.
I you want to try it out for yourself, you can sign up and try a number out for 3 days. Also don’t worry about loosing your number! You can open a support ticket and have your number ported in as well should you decide to stick with the service.