Your phone’s other number—that’s Sideline. With 11 million downloads and counting, Sideline is the easiest way to organize all your calls, texts, and voicemails on one device.
Use Sideline to:
MISS FEWER OPPORTUNITIES
If you miss a call, Auto-Reply moves the conversation to text.
LOOK LIKE A LOCAL
Search and find a local area code for your Sideline phone number.
SEND TEXT MESSAGES
Stay connected with unlimited SMS, MMS, and group texts.
MAKE UNLIMITED CALLS
All calls are cellular (not VoIP), so your 2nd number is just as reliable as your 1st.
COLLABORATE AS A TEAM
Split one number with multiple devices to make your team more responsive.
IDENTIFY SIDELINE CALLS
Custom caller ID ensures you always know how to answer.
RECORD A SEPARATE VOICEMAIL
Record a separate greeting for your Sideline number.
SCHEDULE TEXT REMINDERS
Automatically remind people about upcoming meetings or appointments.
EASILY MANAGE CONTACTS
Identify new callers, save contact details, and take notes after calls.
CREATE KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
Save and reuse messages you frequently need to send.
READ YOUR VOICEMAIL
Conveniently read voicemail transcriptions as a text.
Transfer (or port) an existing number from another device or landline.
TEXT FROM THE WEB
Access your Sideline number online and text from the desktop.
DO NOT DISTURB
Send Sideline calls directly to voicemail on nights, weekends, or holidays.
Sideline is a paid service. 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 (where available) is forfeited when purchasing a subscription.
Terms of Service: https://www.sideline.com/terms-of-service/
We make updates to Sideline every couple weeks.
This release includes a hotfix to improve Shortcuts experience.
Thanks for using Sideline!
Ratings and Reviews
This App Has the Best Features
I had this app before it was paid. Loved the features that most apps don’t have, so it operates just like a business line, plus you can choice a special ring tone, change your voice mail greeting, often & more. My issue became serious a few days ago when my new clients were not reaching me because my phone rang once & for them the same BUT it cut them off without access to voice mail. This have cost me great embarrassment and PLUS when I contacted customer service and followed the normal steps. Reinstall the app each time it got worst. I permanently deleted this app & cancelled my subscription and went to Burner app of which is a down grade because I can not access the voice mail, no special ring feature, but I’m grateful to have a working app. I’m disappointed because I still believe sideline is one of the best low cost apps with multi-features I like & appreciated. I guest I will have to upgrade to Grasshopper because I must have a custom voicemail & Burner already has a glitch which prevents me from accessing voice mail. Sideline thanks for years of great service. But when my customer are compromised, that’s just unacceptable. Perhaps this is just what happens in the app world. It’s challenging because all my business cards & social media has the number. Cheers to fixing your challenges as well!
Developer Response ,
Hi there, we're so sorry to hear that your calls were cut off, and that it compromised relations with your customers. This is never what we want for our users, and if you can send us one more email at firstname.lastname@example.org, we can look deeper into what's going on and get your issue resolved.
Stuck with it
I gave 2 stars because I actually use it. But only because I have to. A few years ago I signed up when it was still free. Things were fine for a little while and then had to pay to keep it. Not long after that I started having the issues. But I paid and the number is on my business card. So I’m stuck. I’ve talked with multiple customer service reps regarding the issues. I’ve un-installed and re-installed it which caused me to lose 2 years of worth of data. But the problem stays the same. When I open the app, I have to wait at least 5 minutes (yes I have timed it) for it to un-freeze so I can use it. If I get annoyed and close it out to the re-open it, it’ll short out and close out on me anywhere from 5-20 times before it’ll finally pull up and then I wait another 5 minutes minimum for it to unfreeze. The only way to have it instantly work is by doing a soft reset on my phone. Then that first time of opening it usually goes faster until I close out of it, because once I close out of it and then re -open I’m starting over. I used to think it was just sideline but recently I downloaded a couple others and they do it too. Not anywhere near as bad but they do. But my cards have this number so I’m stuck. Unless anyone can recommend something. But I waste a TON of time waiting to be able to use it.
Developer Response ,
Hey there, we are so sorry to hear that the app has given you so much trouble in the past, and that our support wasn't able to help you out. Though, we want to be able to solve this for you. If you can send us an email at email@example.com, we'd be happy to help you out.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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- Pinger, Inc.
- 88.8 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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- In-App Purchases
- Sideline - Monthly plan $9.99
- Sideline Subscription $9.99
- Sideline Standard - Early User $2.99
- Sideline Pro – Monthly Plan $14.99
- Sideline Standard EarlyAdopter $0.99
- No Ads $2.99
- Voicemail to Text $2.99
- Sideline $99.99
- Sideline - 6-Month Plan $49.99
- VoIP Calling $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.