The new Hushed app for Android lets Android owners create disposable, fake, fully functional phone numbers usable in 40 countries on five continents.
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Are you a drug dealer? A spy? Or perhaps just having an affair while traveling overseas?
Whatever the case, the new Hushed app for Android lets you create disposable phone numbers that you can use in 40 countries.
It's similar to the Burner app for iPhones, except that Hushed transmits calls over data connections rather than over regular phone lines.
Hence, Hushed's creators say the app works in most of western and central Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Africa, instead of just the U.S. and Canada. (It also apparently works in Bahrain, where the government has spied on dissidents.)