The anonymous SMS dream is about to come true.

1. Sign up for an account

You only need to choose a username and password. Sign up here.

After you log in, you can set an email address in your profile. If you do not do this, you will not be able to recover your account in the event that you forget the password.

2. Deposit some funds

Send at least 0.002 BTC, otherwise you won't be able to buy a number. We only wait for 1 confirmation.

If you want to use a physical number, send at least 0.01 BTC.

3. Buy a number

To buy a virtual number, you'll be given a list of countries to choose from, and after you choose a country you'll be given a list of numbers that are available. All of the numbers can send and receive SMS, and many of them can receive voicemail.

We offer physical numbers in Great Britain only, and physical numbers can not receive voicemail.

We don't recycle numbers, so all of the numbers listed are fresh ones that have not been used by SMS Privacy users before.

If you plan to send/receive SMS internationally you should be aware that international SMS routing has many quirks. For example, it is not possible for US numbers to receive SMS from non-US numbers.

4. Start using the number

Messages you send or receive, and voicemails you receive, are shown on your SMS Privacy main page.

If you want to send a message, you can do so now. Sending messages costs 0.0001 BTC per message.

If you want to receive a message, simply give the sender your new number and you will be able to receive messages straight away.

If you want to use the number to sign up for an online service, you should be aware that our SMS provider blocks many of the verification code messages. See the About page for more information. For Google and Telegram, and possibly more, the SMS codes are blocked but the voice calls are not, so if you have bought a voicemail-capable number you will be able to receive the verification code if you get it sent over voice instead of SMS.

5. Tell us

Unless you need to keep it secret, tell us what you wanted to use SMS Privacy for, and how you found it, and what worked well for you and what did not work well for you. It's only by learning this information that we can improve the service.

Please contact jes@smsprivacy.org.

6. Tell your friends

If SMS Privacy was helpful for you, tell your friends so that they know about it too.


SMS Privacy is a project by James Stanley.
Available as a Tor hidden service at smspriv6fynj23u6.onion.
Please send bug reports, feature requests, comments, concerns, etc. to jes@smsprivacy.org.
As featured on Indie Hackers.