Anonymize your phone number with LetsCall.Me

Ever wanted to give someone your number without actually giving them your digits? LetsCallMe lets you do it, complete with vanity URLs.

LetsCall.Me is a smart new service for giving out your contact information to others without actually revealing it. At sign-up you get a special vanity URL and the option to have it direct callers to whatever number you provide. People who have your URL and want to call you can simply enter in their phone number and it will call that number to connect them to yours.

Unlike some other services that offer de-centralized calling (see GrandCentral, Jaxtr, JaJah, and iNumbr), LetsCall.Me preserves the caller's number so you can see it before picking up. I had my brother help me test this and he was a little confused to be calling Palm Springs, Calif., whereas I knew it was him because he was in my phone book.

Users who want to use the service as a virtual business card can simply make various bits of their contact information publicly available, although the phone number will always remains hidden. In future versions, I'd like to be able to display a wider array of profile information, as well as have a simpler way to manage multiple URLs with the same account. As it stands you've got to remember which ones you've set up even though they're on the same account.

[via MakeUseOf and Lifehacker]

Just enter in whatever vanity URL you want, and if it's available, anyone who clicks on it will be able to see what contact information you've made public, as well as being able to plug in their phone number and have it connect you. CBS Interactive
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