Important facts:
  • The daily cost of service available in multiple countries is 0.0015 BTC.

  • The platform allows you to buy real phone numbers instead of digital numbers.

With the digital message messaging system SMS Privacy developed by James Stanley, you can buy phone numbers with Bitcoin. Users do not have to provide any information to buy a phone number. In addition, those who receive a digital number can receive text messages (SMS) through this system, as explained on the platform’s website.

The aim of the digital number service is to give the user more privacy when he needs to enter a phone number as a prerequisite on a social network or other website, as Stanley explains in its publication.

According to SMS Privacy, The service applies to users in all countries of the world. However, the team makes it clear that it also offers physical phone numbers – only in the UK – so that no messages from providers of digital numbers are leaked.

Physical numbers are real phone numbers that do not depend on the API provider with which the platform assigns digital numbers. Because the API provider previously blocked confirmation code messages for subscribing to some online services, SMS Privacy offered this solution.

In this context, the platform team explains the following:

In addition to our virtual numbers, we have real cell phone numbers. This means that the API provider cannot prevent you from receiving certain messages. Theoretically, the mobile network operator could filter messages, but we have not observed this in practice. It is used as a virtual number, except that it is slightly more expensive and only GB (+44) numbers are available.

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The price set per physical phone number is 0.0015 BTC per day – at the time of writing this message is approximately USD 15. This means that after a user has bought the number, it will be available in their account for a period of 24 hours. When the set time passes The user has to pay the same amount to reactivate the SMS service. The platform provides a Bitcoin address where the user can deposit the amount that they want to spend on the service.

On the other hand, the possibility is offered to send SMS via the platform. The user must pay 0.00005 BTC for each message sent using the number previously received. SMS Privacy emphasizes the fact that you cannot receive any text messages unless you buy a phone number from the platform.

It is also added that As a precaution, data protection-conscious users should pay for Bitcoin anonymously. In this sense, it is recalled that the tracker can know that the user is part of the SMS privacy if someone manages to track the payments in cryptocurrencies that are paid to the platform.

It should be recalled that CriptoNoticias reported in 2018 that Intuit received the patent for performing transactions on the Bitcoin network via SMS. Although it was not the first company to offer this service, the company filed for patent in 2014.


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