NetZero's PrivatePhone, the service that offered a free bandit phone number with voiemail that was reviewed here early last year, is discontinuing service without much fanfare at the close of the year. Below is a view of a screen similar to the one that you will be forwarded to when you attempt to sign in to your PrivatePhone account.
Digital Nomads will be searching for alternative resources for bandit numbers. Unfortunately, Google GrandCentral is not an option for everyone, given that they still only parcel out beta invites. Stay tuned, there are plenty of telephony tricks on the horizon. - Digital Nomad
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