Sideline - 2nd Phone Number App Description & Overview
A 2nd number for your smartphone—that’s your Sideline.
Sideline is the fastest-growing phone solution for businesses, teams, entrepreneurs, freelancers, or anyone who needs a 2nd number. Why? Because Sideline is built for professionals and works anywhere your cell phone does. How? It uses your existing carrier network (not Wi-Fi). That means you never have to pay us for minutes. With Sideline, carrying two cellphones and paying for desk phones will soon be a thing of the past.
Still on the fence? Check out this lovely feature list:
AREA CODE SELECTOR – Local or not, you can select the area code of your 2nd number.
NUMBER PORTING – Already have a 2nd number? Bring it with. Porting lets you transfer existing numbers to Sideline from another device or landline.
CARRIER RELIABILITY – Most calling apps only work over Wi-Fi. Unlike them, Sideline uses your existing cellular network. This gives you the same great call quality you get from your regular number.
TEXTING & CALLING – Texting is free and unlimited. Calling works with your carrier plan so your minutes (which are probably unlimited) get shared between your two numbers.
CUSTOM VOICEMAIL – Greet callers with a voicemail for your Sideline Number. You’ll sound more professional and keep your work and personal voicemails separate.
HOW IT ALL WORKS – Your two numbers simply live in different apps. Separate caller IDs, notifications, and ringtones make it clear who’s contacting you. And on which number.
PRIVACY – Personal phone numbers are part of your mobile identity. Probably for life. Like a social security number, you shouldn’t give it out to everyone. A spare phone number can really come in handy.
VOICEMAIL FORWARDING – On nights, weekends, or holidays, silence Sideline and send callers directly to voicemail. You can even set up multiple voicemails or auto-text replies for any circumstance.
VERY OPTIONAL UPGRADES – We think everyone should have two numbers. So Sideline is free for everyone. A 2nd number, calling, texting, voicemail—the whole thing. But as businesses grow, sometimes extra functionality is nice to have. That’s why we offer the following bells & whistles:
REMOVE ADS – Yep, just like it sounds. We show ads to keep Sideline free. But you can remove them. *In App Purchase Required
VOICEMAIL TO TEXT – Get your voicemails transcribed and conveniently read them as a text message. *In App Purchase Required
SALESFORCE INTEGRATION – Access your Salesforce contacts and leads with Sideline. Then log calls and business communication so you can always be closin’. *In App Purchase Required
SIDELINE FOR TEAMS – Turn employee phones into your company phone system. With a team account, businesses can remotely manage multiple employee numbers. That means nobody has to carry two devices, desk phones can retire someplace warm, and personal numbers can stay personal. It’s an entire business phone system, in one simple app. Team Account Required. See our website for details.
AUTO-ATTENDANT – Create a virtual receptionist to greet callers and forward them to right person, place, or department. “Press 1 for sales, 2 for support” and 3 for anything else. *Team Account Required.
INTERNATIONAL CALLING – With over 165 countries supported, you can stay in touch with people all over Mother Earth. Unlimited plans are $15/ month per user. *Team Account Required.
TERMS AND STUFF – Subscriptions are automatically billed monthly to your iTunes Account and auto-renew. You can turn off auto-renew or manage subscriptions in your account settings. Unfortunately, cancellations aren't allowed during active subscription periods.
*Data and Internet connectivity are still required for general functionality. “Using your carrier network” makes call quality more reliable than calls over VoIP or Wi-Fi.
*Calling & texting for Hawaii, Alaska & U.S. territories coming soon.
We’re always trying to improve our service. Look for updates every couple weeks so you have the latest (and obviously greatest) version of Sideline. If you’re enjoying your 2nd phone number, please consider reviewing our app.
Do you like Sideline - 2nd Phone Number apps? Please share!
Sideline - 2nd Phone Number App Tips & Tricks
Sideline - 2nd Phone Number Screenshots
Sideline - 2nd Phone Number Video
Sideline - 2nd Phone Number Reviews
Works for me!
I needed another phone line for business. Helps so much!
Works well, does what it says. The only reason I am not a paid subscriber is how they have their plans structured. I would rather pay a flat yearly fee than several monthly fees for different features.
Will stop calls in other web apps such as hangouts and WhatsApp and shows wrong caller information
There are 2 problems:
1) Whenever I get a call from Sideline, it cancels or disconnects the call of the web app like hangouts or WhatsApp which is annoying while we were in a conversation. I think the functionality of working with the carrier is great (please don't remove the carrier feature because Sideline is better than Google hangouts, which works only via Web). There should be an option to have priority to the user how they wanted the calls to arrive.
2) I get wrong display information when someone calls me. For example, I saved a contact with name John and has received a call from John first. Then I receive a call from unsaved contact say Mike. Then sometimes I get the display information as John even though Mike has called me. Please check what's the issue and fix it ASAP.
I personally love it ! I'm in car sales and I give it to my customers, so when they call I know it's a customer and can answer whether I'm off or not or if it's important or not ..
By Adri Miami
Sideline works really well for me. Clear calls, I work on sales and I use this number for family & friends for emergency calls. My number for VIPs only
Quality Phone App
This application is the best one I've used yet.
Call quality is just as good as my regular number. I like how it uses my address book.
Texting is no different other than message found within the app.
I like the ability to maintain discretion without compromising my network number.
Simple to use,
Good app but expensive
I love this app and would definitely pay for it; however, the price point is simply too high. $10 a month to reserve your number and then $3 for no ads. I read various posts online where reserving your number was $.99 but apparently the price has increased 9 fold. But as far as the app goes it's great and very comparable to Line2.
I dig it. Does what it's supposed to do. Not really sure where all the complaints are coming from. I just have the free version and it works like a champ.
I'm self employed like many of the other reviewers. I use the sideline # for contacts I don't want to use my actual #.
Only complaint, at certain times I do not want "incoming sideline call" in an all blue background popping up on the screen - it just looks sketchy. Even if you delete the app it still shows up any and every time someone calls that line. Even if you check "send all calls to voice mail" in settings. Other than that, good little app.
Life is easily manageable now
I have two numbers awesome
Best App EVER!!!
By Emiko Lee
I love this app sooooo much!!! With my job I have to use my personal phone while out picking up customers and contacting the businesses and this keeps me from giving out my personal line