There are times when you don’t want to share your contact number with a taxi driver or online retail website or consumer store. A common way that people keep their personal number private is by keeping two different contact numbers with different SIMs, which is not very convenient. And so a Mumbai-based cloud communications service provider: Mobile route – you have found a solution to this problem in the form of an Instant Virtual Number (IVN), which does not require a separate device or sim.
What is the instant virtual number?
An instant virtual number is a temporary number that you can use when you don’t want to give out your personal number. This number will be seen as a regular contact number and can be obtained by a user based on a monthly subscription fee of Mobile route. Users will be able to set the time of when they want to use the IVN and when they want to use their own personal number.
Users will be able to differentiate between the two numbers and can even switch between the two when necessary. You will need to add a prefix to the number provided by the operator that will help you distinguish between the two numbers.
Why will I need an instant virtual number?
This virtual number can help you control who can have your personal number and who cannot. For example, if you have posted an ad and given your IVN as the contact number, you will be able to distinguish when someone calls that number and when someone calls your personal number. People can also use this number to keep their personal and professional life away from each other.
How does it work?
Rajdip Gupta, Managing Director and CEO of Route Mobile told us: “The first thing to keep in mind is that IVN is not directly related to cloud computing. The second point is that each operator has its Business Subsystem (BSS ), in which the existing number of an individual is already stored and other operations such as CRM, an individual’s billing model, revenue management, etc. are performed, etc. When an individual subscribes to an IVN, this new number is it stores immediately in the operator’s Business Subsystem along with its existing primary number. Mobile has created this application programming interface (API) that generates this IVN, which is implemented in the operator’s network. “
How can you get your own instant virtual number?
Step 1: Dial the USSD number (provided by your carrier) from your smartphone
Step 2: All the terms and conditions will appear on the screen of your device, please read it carefully
Step 3: Touch Accept and you will receive a temporary contact number by SMS
Stage 4: You can use this number on WhatsApp, Paytm, etc. If you change the device or interrupt your primary number, you will also lose your IVN.
Now you can make calls or text others through your instant virtual number anytime you want. You can also easily return to your main number when necessary.
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