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Cloud SIM Increases User Numbers as Covid Changes Mobile Habits



The mobile virtual number app, supported by x-Mobility, is the go-to solution for business users, freelancers, online sellers and daters during the pandemic
London, 8th February, 2021: Cloud SIM ( has today announced a surge in its global user figures and says that the Covid-19 pandemic is one of the biggest causes. Cloud SIM now adds an average of 10,000 new users per month and regularly appears as a Top 50 social networking app in the app stores.
As work and lifestyle behaviour has changed, mobile behaviour has also changed to reflect that. One of the major changes has been an increase is the usage of virtual calling apps such as Cloud SIM which allows users to have up to four different numbers on the same device. Using Cloud SIM four different elements of your life can be kept separate with a different number for each.
“Our download numbers are continuing to grow and Covid has resulted in another surge for us,” said Saran Sathiyadurai, Director of Cloud SIM. “With everybody stuck at home, people want to be able to segment their lives and creating an additional number for work on your existing mobile phone is a great way to do that.”
The UK and USA are two of Cloud SIM’s biggest markets and with so many people working from home during the current pandemic, creating a dedicated work number is one of the biggest uses of the Cloud SIM app. Work calls can be independently managed and that number can even be switched off outside of working hours to improve work / life balance. Alternatively, freelancers and contractors could choose to have a different number for the different clients they work with.
As well as work, people choose different numbers for dating, selling online or even international calls to friends and family abroad. Cloud SIM’s growth in Asia is predominantly due to people making use of international numbers and the cheap or free calls abroad.
“Users are flocking to calling apps such as Cloud SIM, because they allow them to manage their phone in a way that suits them and not the mobile network,” said Shanks Kulam, co-founder of x-Mobility (, the company that powers the AppVNO™ technology that Cloud SIM runs on. “Covid has seen a jump in the downloads for Cloud SIM as having additional mobile numbers to help segment the different aspects of life is even more important as we are all home schooling, home working and staying inside.”
Cloud SIM also admits that some of the rise in usage may be due to people adding an additional number for clandestine reasons.
“We are also aware that a small percentage of our users may be using Cloud SIM to hide messages and calls from their partners as they struggle to manage their illicit friendships,” continued Sathiyadurai.
Whether you are making calls for work, or for ‘other’ reasons, calls to landlines cost £0.01 a minute, calls to mobiles are £0.03 a minute, and text messages cost £0.04 each. The app is free to download, with subscription fees for each additional number as little as £3.99 a month, £9.99 for three months, or £27.99 for a year.
Cloud SIM is available for download in the App Store and Google Play. To find out more, visit
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About Cloud SIM
Cloud SIM is transforming the way we communicate, giving you four additional mobile numbers with unique voicemails, profiles and free calls to other Cloud SIM users. Whether you need numbers for work, dating, travel or simply for privacy purposes, Cloud SIM provides numbers for any occasion with low international calling rates, no roaming charges and accessibility across the globe all packaged within one app.
Available on Android and iOS and compatible with tablets, Cloud SIM can make and receive calls across the world giving you full control over your communication.
Wave goodbye to your second phone, Cloud SIM is here to set you free. Cloud SIM – four numbers one phone. To find out more, visit
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