Masked phone numbers

Two-way anonymous calling and SMS sending without disclosing anyone's personal number

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Benefits of phone number masking

Secure Customer Base

Nobody can get your existing customer base.

Boost Revenue

Use as a premium feature you charge your users

User privacy

A user's permanent phone number is never exposed on either side of a conversation.

Competitive Advantage & Conversion growth

Users do not want to share their phone numbers because of spam, location disclosure, prank calls, fraud, etc.

How phone number masking works


Mask a phone number

To hide a phone number, get a virtual number through Apico Numbers API and link it to a permanent number you want to mask


Get calls

All calls made to the virtual phone number are forwarded to the permanent one


Make anonymous calls

The person you’re calling sees your virtual, rather than permanent number



on either side of a conversation



Connection fees
$1per month
Regular fees
$0per month
Per-minute rates starting from
$0.002per minute


Putting anonymous calling & SMS to use


Taxis, deliveries, cleaning, home repair, and service aggregators

Enable phone communication between the customer and the service provider without disclosing anyone's personal number


Classified ad services

Provide customers with a hide-a-phone-number feature that protects their permanent numbers from unwanted calls after their ad has expired


Dating services & social networks

Offer customers a phone number masking service to ensure safe communication just in case things between them don’t work out as planned


Job sites

OOffer job seekers a temporary virtual number for each job application so they always know which potential employer is calling


Travel services

Provide virtual local numbers in the traveler's home area code, meaning that their contacts back home are never more than a local call away


International businesses

Enable foreign customers to reach you internationally at local rates using a virtual phone number in their area code


Second phone line

Separate personal and work-related calls without needing a second device by simply adding a second (virtual) number to your existing one - it's just like a regular number!


Why Apico


Own infrastructure

Apico provides company-owned communication nodes, their own channels, and an in-house development team


Favorable rates

pay-as-you-go starting from as low as $0.002 per minute, $0.01 per SMS, and $0.8 per number


Comprehensive support

We’re always around to help make your app awesome