The following description comes from the Google Play Store description of the app:Keep your phone number private with Call-Safely.
This is free version of Call-Safely with ads. This version also has some features disabled.
App includes a 45-cent credit for calls and texts. You will need to purchase additional credits after you use up the free credit.
Call-Safely allows you to safely call or text others without ever revealing your real phone number. It does NOT just fake your caller-id. Your caller-id is set to a real, working phone number that the person you called can use to call you back or text/SMS you.
You can also use Call-Safely to get 2nd, 3rd, or as many additional phone numbers as you want for your phone. You can get numbers in just about any area code in the U.S. and for as little as a week at a time*.
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Get Txts and phone calls on your CS number
When anyone calls your CS number, your phone rings and you have the option of accepting the call, sending them to voicemail, or just hanging up. They will never know your real phone number. The voicemail system they are sent to is separate from your phone's normal voicemail and it can be accessed directly from the app.
Txts sent to your Call-Safely number are sent straight to your phone and optionally even emailed to you. They are stored in the cloud to retreive directly from the app. They are not mixed in with your regular phone messaging app(s).
Super simple to use
No complicated signups or settings. Simply download the app, authenticate against your Google account and start dialing.
You remain in full control
Press the "Dialed" button to see a list of numbers you have called using Call-Safely. Touch any of those numbers to change how long calls from that number are forwarded to you, send them directly to voicemail, or just delete them so they can no longer contact you.
If a person that you have called using Call-Safely, sends a text message (SMS) to the number they think you called from, that text will be sent to your account. It will not show up in your normal text messaging application. Instead, they stay safely within the Call-Safely app. If you running Android 2.2 or higher, you will get a push notifiation. You can also turn on SMS to Email.
You can respond to texts directly from the app without revealing your real phone number.
Your mobile phone can take on the caller-id of any other phone number you have access to. Just verify any number from inside the app and use that phone's number as your caller-id. Imagine making phone calls from your work phone while sitting at the beach...
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Calls via Call-Safely are just 5c/min(10c for 1st min). You can add more funds via PayPal from inside the app. SMS charged at 5c each.
*Get custom numbers for $1/wk or $3/month each. Cancel numbers at any time. There are no long-term contracts or obligations. Minimum $5 balance needed to get custom numbers. Numbers are available in most US area codes.
|Read your contacts||Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history||Internal|
|Find accounts on the device||Can use user's account information stored on the phone||Internal|
|Read phone status and identity||Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number||Internal|
|Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number||It appears this app uses this data to identify users in payment transaction|
|Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number||It appears this app uses this data to identify users for delivering targeted advertisement|
|Full network access||Can access the internet||It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality|
|Can access the internet||It appears this app uses this data for payment services|
|Can access the internet||It appears this app uses this data for targeted advertising|
|Record audio||Can record audio through microphone on device||Internal|
|Use accounts on the device||Allows the app to request authentication tokens.||It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality|
|Directly call phone numbers||Can call phone numbers||Not analyzed yet|
|Approximate location (network-based)||Can use user's approximate location||Not analyzed yet|
|Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage||Can write to your phone's USB storage||Not analyzed yet|
|Reroute outgoing calls||Allows an application to see the number being dialed during an outgoing call with the option to redirect the call to a different number or abort the call altogether.||Not analyzed yet|
|Add or remove accounts||Can manage user's accounts on the phone||Not analyzed yet|
|Read call log||Can read your device’s call log, including incoming and outgoing calls||Not analyzed yet|
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