What is a free phone number?

With YouMail, you can get a free phone number that adds a second phone line to your cell phone. One phone with two numbers, as simple as that.

With a free phone number from YouMail, your existing number works just like before. You can call with it, or send and receive text messages, just like you might expect. But now you have a second phone number available to give out when you want to keep your cell phone private or keep your business calls separated from your personal calls.

For example, do you really want every place you shop to be able to call you or your cell phone? Do you want credit cards and your bank to harass you by calling you at all hours to remind you that you missed a payment? Or would you rather have them call a second phone number where you can have them go to voicemail by default?

Similarly, do you really want your business calls mixed with your personal calls? Or your business messages mixed with your personal messages? It is so much better to be able to answer business calls formally, while answering your personal calls casually.

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How can I get a phone number
for free from YouMail?

To get a free phone number, just go to YouMail, choose your phone number, and sign up for any YouMail Professional plan.

Depending on what plan you pick, you can have up to 25 different phone numbers at no extra cost. These numbers come complete with calling, texting, and voicemail, as well as a state-of-the-art virtual receptionist that includes an auto attendant, menus, professional greetings, automatic replies, and much more.

And remember, YouMail premium plans have a 14-day risk free guarantee. If you don’t like the service, you can cancel any time within the first 14 days, and get all your money back, no questions asked.

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Why get a free phone number
from YouMail?

With YouMail, you not only get exactly the phone number you want, with calling and texting, but you also get state-of-the-art business phone features.

Your free phone number from YouMail can be a local phone number, in your area code or another area code of your choosing. You can even get more than one, if you want to look like you have a local presence in multiple areas. If you want, you can even choose a local vanity number – a super memorable phone number so people don’t forget when you give it out, like 310-DOG-WALK or 202-777-RENT. Nothing better than a phone number that someone won’t have to write down or type into their cell phone

Your free phone number from YouMail is also very powerful and completely configurable. You can set it up to go straight to voicemail (like a dedicated voicemail box), perfect for those potential marketing calls you just don’t want to deal with. Or you can set it up to forward to your cell phone, so your phone rings, just like with your primary line.

You can use this phone number for personal or business use. The great thing is that it allows you to have a business phone line where you can manage your phone calls on the go. It also comes with a virtual receptionist that includes an auto attendant for routing inbound calls, business greetings, automatic SMS replies, voicemail transcriptions, and much more.

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YouMail’s free phone numbers in action

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As many virtual numbers
as you want

You can have up to 25 virtual numbers, all with a shared voicemail inbox. Have different phone numbers in different area codes - a great way to have your business look local. Each number can have its own greeting for callers, so business calls see your professional side.

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Full calling and texting

Easily choose what number you want your calls or texts to come from. Perfect if you have multiple side gigs, so you’re not call from your cell phone number and getting lots of calls back to your cell phone.

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A complete business phone service

Every phone number comes complete with a full-blown auto attendant, with custom menus and call forwarding. You can look like a big business without having to spend like one.

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Get Started Today

Downloading the free phone number app is easy.
Sign up here, or get it from the App Store or Google Play.

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Get started today

Downloading the YouMail free phone number app is easy.
Sign up here, or get it from the App Store or Google Play.
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What our users are saying

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"This application gives you all the details you want and it's very simple and easy to use."

Benjamin J.

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"Excellent. Significant reduction in spam and my friends enjoy the personalization when they call!"

Rose B.

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"This is absolutely an essential app in this day and age of so many frivolous calls. It brings much more efficiency to your voicemail."

Alexander F.

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"Love this app! The personalized greetings are amazing! You can even trick bothersome callers with some greetings. Download this app!!"

Mary T.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get a free local phone number?
When you sign up, you tell YouMail your area code. We’ll give you a set of choices in that area code to choose from. You can even search for vanity numbers, so you can get that perfect, memorable number. It couldn’t be easier. No having to make phone calls to a carrier or go to a store. You can do it all from your phone. On top of that a free local number will make your business seem local, even if you are based somewhere else.
Can I get a business phone number?
Yes. The free phone number from YouMail is absolutely designed for business. From basic features like business calling and business texting, to visual voicemail and voicemail to text, to a sophisticated virtual receptionist to take and route calls, while delighting callers. There is no need to look anywhere else. It takes just a few estimates to activate your free phone number, and then you are off to the races with enterprise-quality phone service that’s super easy to use.
Can I forward my phone number?
Yes, you can set up your free phone number to forward anywhere, so you can answer them on any phone. That means you can forward them to your cell phone, a home phone, a landline phone, or even another business phone. You’re the boss! In fact, you can even set it up so your free phone number will ring multiple phones at the same time, or ring a set of phones, one after the other. Features that used to be part of million dollar phone services and now yours for a song.
How Do I Use My Free Phone Number?
Your free phone number from YouMail includes calling, texting, and visual voicemail. You use it simply by downloading the YouMail iPhone app or YouMail Android app to send and received texts, to access voicemail, and to make calls. Phone calls to your second number will by default come to your cell phone, where you can answer them using the standard phone app (and where they will be identified as coming from your second phone number).
Does My Free Phone Number Come With Voicemail?
Yes, it comes with the best voicemail on the planet. You get full visual voicemail with voicemail to text, through the YouMail app or through the YouMail website – allowing you to access messages on any device, including your computer. You can even have your voicemail routed to you, or your business partners, by email or text message, with a full transcription and MP3 audio attachments.
Does My Free Phone Number Really Include An Auto Attendant?
Yes. In fact, it comes with a fully featured virtual receptionist. It includes an auto attendant with menus and extensions, and advanced call routing, where you can forward callers to different numbers depending on their needs. It includes a professionally recorded greeting so you can seem like a big business, and that can even be customized to each caller for that personal touch.