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Craigsnumber is a new service for people who need to give out temporary phone numbers.  Their promise is pretty simple: “Listing online? Protect your privacy.”  Nice marketing guys!

It’s pretty simple.  When you need a temporary number for a day, a week, or a month, visit their site.  They’ll issue you a number, plus extension (it’s clearly built around a PBX), ask you for a redirect number, and how long you need it.  Boom!  You’re done.  Go ahead and put that number in your…. craigslist advertisement, for instance… and when the number expires, you won’t get any more calls there.

Talk about meeting a customer need with a simple, simple concept.  Available now in San Francisco, Washington DC and Dallas.

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  • numbers August 21, 2007, 3:50 pm


    I have seen these guys but how do they make money. ?They say it is free and they say they have 317,000 users but they have to pay the phone companies to carry the calls over the PSTN to the cell phone or whatever phone is terminating the call (ie the destination phone is the one wanting to remain anonymous.) I get the concept but not the business model. How are they making money?

    Anyone know who the founders are?


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