FireFox Relay Service Update Brings Virtual Phone Numbers

Firefox has introduced an update to its premium relay service, which adds the option to generate virtual phone numbers to block unwanted spam calls and texts.

Firefox Relay Service, Virtual Calling, Apps & OS

Sat Oct 15, 2022 - 06:00

FireFox Relay Service Update

Now Features Virtual Phone Numbers

FireFox is one of the most popular browsers available on the internet, with a strong focus on user privacy and ease of use. Towards this end, they have introduced a lot of special features, like a free VPN, enhanced tracking, phishing and malware protection, as well as special containers for social media apps.


One of the key features that happen to be paid for is their Firefox Relay service, which offers users the ability to create virtual email addresses that they can use to sign in to websites. This saves them from sharing their real email information and ensures they don't receive any potential spam mail in the future. Users can then sort the incoming mail and forward potential important emails to their original accounts.

Now, they are looking to expand this service by adding the ability to generate virtual phone numbers as well. These virtual phone numbers can be used on platforms that require OTP-based two-factor authentication. Such platforms often sell these phone number lists to third-party marketing firms, which eventually make their way into the hands of spammers, who then inundate your phone number with spam calls and text messages.

With this service, you can easily avoid all that and only respond to actual inquiries for authentication. Like the email service, the platform will enable you to block these potential spammers and then respond to valid inquiries through your phone number. The key difference is that while the email service lets you create multiple fake email accounts, the phone number service will only let you create one, which won't be changed once you finalize the phone number you want.

Another key difference is the price of the service itself. While the email service comes with both a free and paid tier, the phone service will be paid right from the start. Moreover, it will also be more expensive, as the premium tier of the email service only costs $1.99 per month, but the phone service is expected to cost $4.99 per month. In addition, it will offer limited usability, with only 50 minutes of incoming calls and 75 text messages per month.

You should also note that users will only be able to respond to existing incoming messages and not actually make outgoing phone calls or send text messages. This severely limits the usability of the fake number. However, the company plans to expand this to a two-way platform in the future. Those who still want to use the service despite its limitation can sign up for it, as long as they are from the US and Canadian regions. The company will expand to more countries in the coming months.


Related Articles

Nothing x Swedish House Mafia Collab Unveiled

Swedish House Mafia, giants of electronic music who have been nominated for a GRAMMY Award, are releasing tracks from their upcoming album for the masses. Swedish House Mafia fans will have the chance to combine the sounds of their favorite band into their custom smartphone ringt...

Read More about Nothing x Swedish House Mafia Collab Unveiled

Apple iOS Updates Announced

More than two weeks after the company unveiled iOS 17 at WWDC, Apple has recently published iOS 16.5.1. Your iPhone will receive a few bug fixes and security patches thanks to the most recent iOS update for problems that may have been extensively exploited. Let us have a look....

Read More about Apple iOS Updates Announced

WhatsApp Screen Sharing On Video Calls Feature Introduced

WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, announced today that it was introducing a screen-sharing function for video calls. The function is currently accessible to a small number of beta testers, and it will be made available to more users in the upcoming weeks. The instant messaging pr...

Read More about WhatsApp Screen Sharing On Video Calls Feature Introduced

Apple watchOS 10 Launched

At WWDC 2023, Apple recently revealed watchOS 10, an exciting update for those who use the Apple Watch. The goal of watchOS 10 is to improve user experience and encourage greater mental and physical well-being. It is brimming with new features and increased functionality. The upd...

Read More about Apple watchOS 10 Launched

Apple macOS Sonoma Launched

The most recent Mac operating system, macOS 14 Sonoma, was unveiled by Apple during WWDC 2023 together with the much-awaited Apple Vision Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, iOS 17, and watchOS 10. A variety of new features included in this version of macOS are targeted at boosting creati...

Read More about Apple macOS Sonoma Launched

Apple M2 Ultra Chip Unveiled

Apple unveiled the M2 Ultra, the newest SoC in the M2 series, at its eagerly awaited WWDC 2023 event. This cutting-edge chipset features the ground-breaking Apple UltraFusion technology and is produced utilising a second-generation 5-nanometer process. The M2 Ultra achieves an as...

Read More about Apple M2 Ultra Chip Unveiled

Apple New iOS 17 Launched

The first day of the WWDC began on Monday late in the evening, and as expected, the iPhone manufacturer, Apple has made a number of exciting announcements. The release of iOS 17 is one of the most eagerly awaited hardware and software debuts. Apple is introducing features like Li...

Read More about Apple New iOS 17 Launched

Microsoft Teams New Updates Released

One of the most widely used online communication and collaboration applications, particularly in office settings, is Microsoft Teams. Microsoft releases a monthly rundown of all the features it introduced to its programme, much like Excel, and updates it frequently with new featu...

Read More about Microsoft Teams New Updates Released

Apple Music Classical Now Available On Android

The Cupertino-based technology behemoth Apple has finally made its new classical music-focused app, Apple Music Classical, accessible on Android. With a design that makes it simple for users to find and enjoy classical music, the app was first introduced for the iOS platform in M...

Read More about Apple Music Classical Now Available On Android

Apple Rolls Out iOS 16.6 Beta Update

Users of the iPhone and iPad can now benefit from a number of additional enhancements thanks to the most recent Apple updates. The tech giant recently released macOS 13.4, iOS 16.5, and iPadOS 16.5—all of which are jam-packed with intriguing new features. Notably, all three upg...

Read More about Apple Rolls Out iOS 16.6 Beta Update

Leave a Comment

By clicking the submit button below, I hereby agree to and accept the following Terms and Conditions