Sideline® is more than a second number. It’s a communication app that helps you work efficiently, connect with customers, and collaborate as a team. Professionals choose Sideline for its unmatched reliability and feature-rich interface that separates work from life. It comes with all the calling, texting, and voicemail features you need to start, run, or grow your business.
Don’t settle for a burner phone number or even a Google number! Try it risk free for 7 days to learn what makes Sideline the #1 phone number app and best Google phone alternative. Then subscribe to a monthly or yearly plan and let Sideline pay for itself in happy customers and new business opportunities. There are no contracts so you can cancel anytime.
AUTO-REPLY – If you miss a call, Sideline responds automatically with a text or MMS.
TEAM NUMBER – Split one number with multiple devices so your team can be more responsive.
CUSTOM NUMBER – Build your identity with numbers such as “(555) PET-SHOP,” or “(555) FLOWERS.” Pick a professional identity, not a burner phone number.
LOCAL AREA CODE – Search area codes to find a local second phone number for your company.
BUSINESS TEXTING – Text-enable your business to easily connect with customers.
ENTERPRISE DASHBOARD – Manage company numbers on employee devices. (Enterprise account required. See Sideline.com for details)
Because of these features, we’ve got people porting their Google number to Sideline.
CARRIER RELIABILITY – All calls are cellular (not VoIP) to make your 2nd phone number as reliable as your 1st.
UNLIMITED CALLING – Calls use your existing carrier plan. No extra calling credits needed.
MESSAGING – Texting includes SMS, MMS picture messaging, group messaging, and more.
CUSTOM CALLER ID – It’s clear which number is ringing so you can prioritize accordingly.
SEPARATE VOICEMAIL – Record a professional greeting or set up multiple for any circumstance.
VOICEMAIL TO TEXT – Save time and conveniently read voicemail transcriptions as a text.
DO NOT DISTURB – Send Sideline calls directly to voicemail on nights, weekends, or holidays.
NUMBER PORTING – Transfer an existing number to Sideline from another device or landline.
WEB MESSAGING – Access your Sideline number online and text from the desktop.
Unlike a burner phone app or the Google phone app, Sideline is a great addition to your suite of small business apps. Like Square payments, invoice2go invoicing, GoDaddy URLs, Squarespace websites, or Quickbooks accounting, Sideline is the #1 phone number app solution for on-the-go professionals, small businesses, and growing companies. It’s an essential tool because it works on the communication network your customers already have—their smartphones.
You can pick a new Sideline 2nd phone number, but also port numbers over from a burner number, Google number, Smartline, Line2, and many other services.
The required Sideline subscription is $9.99/month or $99.99/year. This subscription and other optional in-app subscriptions are automatically billed monthly or annually to your iTunes Account and auto-renew, unless you turn off auto-renew at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Payments are charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase. You can turn off auto-renew or manage subscriptions in your iTunes & App Store account settings. Cancellations take effect at the end of the active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period is forfeited when purchasing a subscription.
We make updates to Sideline every couple weeks.
This release includes minor bug fixes and inbox enhancements that improve sending and receiving videos.
Thanks for using Sideline!
Ratings and Reviews
Love this app
Hi I have been using Sideline for a couple years now. I Got this app to have a second number so I could run my business off of it and still have my personal line.
I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to like it but after the first month I was sold on it. I’ve had it for about two years now and have switched from a couple different phones as I have upgraded and I haven’t had any problems switching over.
Anytime that I have had a tiny issue they have responded within a few minutes and have fixed the problem a few minutes there after.
I have told many of my friends and coworkers about Sideline and they are using it also. I also noticed that I don’t get any spam calls on this number so somehow spam doesn’t recognize it which is a plus.
One thing about it that I don’t like is that when I’m filling out certain applications online such as bank accounts and have to leave a phone number, they don’t except this phone number they say it is a faulty number but that’s OK I’ve used this number for two years and couldn’t want anything more thank you sideline!!
Developer Response ,
Hi there, thanks for your review and for telling your friends about Sideline. We really do appreciate it. Also, we're working hard to expand our coverage when it comes to verification codes for banks and other companies. If you email us at email@example.com with a list of companies you've had trouble with in the past, we'll do our best to add them in the future. Happy New Year!
BAD BUSINESS MOVE!
This app was pretty decent, with a few dropped calls. Recently, the caller id quit working. It only says "sideline incoming call". Calls were also beginning to drop. I use this as a business line. On top of all that now they want to charge for an app, that's less than 80% functional, uses my cell data/wifi services I purchase from a provider. If that's the case I could purchase an additional line for $10. The way sideline broke the news to current app users was through an ad/text message. So if you missed it, oh well. I prefer to go with an app I know I have to pay for upfront vs. a text from a free app. This action reminds me of how Netflix treated their customers by quickly increasing their prices, if I'm not mistaken they are still trying to recover. I have also been reading where they are charging $20 to port your number out. Well I brought MY number to sideline, with that being said if I am charged to port MY number out, I will have to take further actions, because it was my number to begin with. This is one of those apps you have to read the fine print. Be cautious with this app.
Update: I decided to try it out. It was ok, not like it was but ok. Since this most recent update, the app crashes ALL the time! This is a business number. Meaning I get paid with my business!!!! If you charge for an app make sure it works! My business is just as important as this app!!
Developer Response ,
Hi Cassondra, we're sorry you're having trouble with your Sideline app. If you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your number we can look into what's going on and how to fix the problem for you.
Poor payment options
Aside from some weird bugs that kept me from receiving texts, the app has been pretty stable. The only issue I’ve been having is that when I have 2 phones near each other, each with the same sideline app phone number, certain calls won’t even show up when it’s supposed to, and I’ll just get a missed call notification. I’m hoping this won’t be a big problem later on.
However, my biggest issue with this app is that you can only pay through iTunes. It’s such a big problem for me because I don’t have a dedicated work phone that’s linked to a dedicated business iTunes account. So every time I pay, I have to switch payment methods through the App Store. They don’t have a normal function where I can pay on their website, without going through the App Store, so I’m always stuck trying to change my payment method because I’m trying to keep business expenses on the business credit card. It just seems so lazy and inconsiderate to handle all payments through the App Store, and not even have the option of letting their customers pay directly.
Developer Response ,
Hi there, we appreciate the feedback and we understand how that process could be cumbersome. We're currently not working on adding different payment options to Sideline. That being said if you email us at email@example.com with your use case, and why you these options, we'll pass the feedback on to our product team and see if we can add this to a future version. Hope to hear from you soon.
- Pinger, Inc.
- 139.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone.
English, Arabic, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2019 Pinger, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Sideline - Monthly plan $9.99
- Sideline Subscription $9.99
- Pro $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.