This is cool, but what if maybe I need phone calls too?

115 sats \ 0 replies \ @v4v 22 Sep

Let's say the only bottleneck is that it isn't implemented yet. But if it could be done, then maybe you would plug the virtual phone number into Signal and use as a phone service? If that worked and if you could subscribe to the virtual number long term, combined with PGPP (pretty good phone privacy), you could break free from cell phone tracking, which is potentially the last bit to being completely untrackable.

i haven't personally used this service, but check out

wow, quite expensive. Looks like the cheapest non-Russian number is 54k sats (UK), for a 4hours rental.

you usually have only 1-2 activation SMS in such a time frame

in that case you're better off just doing regular receive twice. which would be 6k sats.

Does this only work for one-off messages? Or is it possible to send a message and then also get a message (or more than one) back?

we have 3 features on S4S. Send, receive and rent. You can send messages (3k sats/msg) and then you can receive sms activations (3k sats/code)

We're working on a feature where you can recall one of the numbers you used in the past to receive an additional sms.

I notice this seems new to sms4sats:

Use Hold Invoice (Automatic Refunds)

yep, no more refunds needed. Payments are finalized only when code is actually received!

10 sats \ 0 replies \ @ln123 22 Sep

would be good if you can rent numbers for more than 4 hours (eg, for 4 months or a year)

I can't see any reason why phone calls would be necessary. In principle though, we should all be refusing to do business with any company that requests such private information.