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Your phone number can be as sensitive as your email, or even more so. Putting it on the internet, or sharing it with a third party in general, puts you at risk of robocalls, text messages, or even unwanted charges. Because of that, Mozilla just extended its Firefox Relay masking to phone numbers.

The way Firefox Relay‘s phone number masking feature will work is similar to its email masking feature. The service will give you an alternative phone number that will mask your real phone number — one that you can use and hand to people online without putting your actual phone number out there. Calls and texts will be forwarded to your actual phone number, and you can even reply to texts from the masked number if you don’t want to expose your number.

The best part is that you don’t need to download any other app on your phone, since the service will handle everything and forward things to you — just set it up online, pay the $4/month fee, give Mozilla your phone number, choose a masked number, and it’ll handle the rest. It’s a solution you can set up once and forget about it. And if you want to, you can also check a dashboard online.

If you want to give it a spin, head over to the Firefox Relay website to get yourself started.

Source: Mozilla

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