Masking SMS location?

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by lucygrl, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. lucygrl

    lucygrl Registered Member

    Nov 6, 2013
    Hello, is there a way to mask my country location on an SMS. What I want to do is, for example, Im in Country A and I want to send a SMS to another person in Country A, but I want them to think im in Country B and the country code of the SMS will show im in Country B. Is there a way to do this?
  2. imdb

    imdb Registered Member

    Nov 2, 2011
    don't know of any service for masking and i don't think there's such service but you can subscribe to a paid sms service provider, just google it and you'll find a few.
    also note that there are free services you can use at your own risk. (just google "send sms online for free")
  3. subhrobhandari

    subhrobhandari Registered Member

    Nov 6, 2009
    Directly from your already existing number/phone? Probably not. But it might be possible from a web based service which uses its own database of several countries numbers. However I don't know any such service or used one.

    On a quick search I found this

    However always be aware that the service will possibly be logging the details of SMS and such info might be passed on to advertisers/trackers. Online SMS is one of the easiest way to gather mobile numbers and sensitive details.
  4. Izzle

    Izzle Registered Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    I believe Tropo is the only service which allows you to spoof the number. They are similar to Twilio, but it's not an out of the box solution. I researched the topic a few weeks back and the phone api geeks responded with the above-site, I haven't actually tried it. I don't think Twilio or any of the others let you change it (and I have a couple of Twilio numbers). I think it works in US/Canada only.