Flyp Lets You Add A number of Numbers To Your Smartphone
Flyp is a brand new iOS/Android app that allows you to have as much as six totally different telephone numbers concurrently lively in your smartphone. The primary quantity is free and every further “premium” telephone quantity (a most of 5) prices $2.ninety nine per thirty days (or $29.ninety nine per yr) to take care of. The Flyp app manages all of the numbers, voicemail, textual content messages, and notifications. Introduced at SXSW 2015, the app is definitely stay within the iOS retailer and Google Play at this time.
I spoke with co-founder Peter Rinfret and he advised me the aim of the app is to accommodate individuals’s more and more multi-faceted lives with a number of methods they are often contacted and provides them choices for a way they will management the influx of conversations.
For instance, you’ll be able to have separate telephone numbers you give to work contacts, household contacts, faculty contacts and so forth. You possibly can then filter who can name you and when (e.g. you might put your work quantity on don’t disturb, however depart your loved ones quantity on out there).
It’s additionally essential to notice that the intention of and messaging behind Flyp is totally different from different disposable quantity apps on the market like Burner or Hushed, whose makes use of typically appear considerably ambiguous. Flyp numbers are as an alternative everlasting numbers—or at the least final so long as you retain paying your month-to-month invoice. I suppose individuals can use the app nevertheless they need, however Flyp are messaging this idea as a really “out within the open” administration utility not a bizarre disposable telephone quantity system.
That is fascinating to me becauseI have lengthy used Google Voice as a proxy quantity at which to be contacted (sorry PR peeps on the market). It has been a particularly useful device at managing numerous incoming calls, and I can see Flyp fulfilling an analogous want.
Based mostly on conversations with the Flyp, they’re aiming for his or her system’s device set to be within the realm of or higher than that of their competitors. They’ve Fast Reply textual content messages (just like Android Fast Responses). Nevertheless the corporate aren’t going to market with Voicemail to Textual content transcription, nevertheless it’s on their roadmap for a later launch.
How was setup? It labored for me proper out of the gate. I did discover that there are some limitations with the free quantity you get. You’ll be able to’t customise the voice mail message and you may’t customise your fast reply messages. However at solely $2.ninety nine a month per quantity, it looks like an reasonably priced choice for a second (or third or fourth or fifth) telephone quantity.