Have you ever needed to have people call you but don’t want to give out your personal number? Well you are in luck. As I was browsing through cnet news I ran into an article on their site about a free service offered by www.letscall.me. Its a very simple and easy to use service. Letscall.me connects you and the caller without revealing your number but still allows you to see who is calling.
There is no software to download to your phone, you simply go to www.letscall.me and sign up for an account by creating a web address that you give out such as www.letscall.me/johndoe. If the address you requested is available it will proceed to the next step where you create your account by entering a password, email address and your real phone number. One thing I like about this is that it lets you choose what information you want the caller to see or not see on the site such as your name, last name, and email but they will never see what phone number they are calling.
When the user goes to the address you created it will ask them to enter their phone number and it connects them first. It takes less than 3 seconds after they hit the call button for them to get connected and the operator tells them they are being connected to you. The service then calls you and connects you and the caller . It is simple to use and very useful for those of you that may happen to use online dating services or just don’t want to give out your real number.
At first I was concerned about mass/spam calls but I do not think that it should be a problem because to get the call to connect the caller has to first answer on their side and only then will it get connected to your number. I don’t see myself using this service regularly but from time to time it could definitely be useful. Sadly you cannot create an account from your BlackBerry so you have to use a PC. On the other hand you can place a call to another letscall.me user by browsing to the website from your BlackBerry.