Many Freelancers like WhatsApp for communication with people in the US, but from what I can see so far, there is no way to prevent WhatsApp freelancer contacts that I invite to connect with me from knowing my cell phone number used to establish my WhatsApp account.
This causes me some concern, so I thought I would just go get a Google Voice number and tie that to WhatsApp instead. Unfortunately, Google Voice gives me an error that says "This phone number can't be used to sign up for a Google Voice number. Try verifying with another number."
Are you kidding me? I can't use an ATT phone number that I have had for over 10 years?
What should I do here?
The objective remains the same and that is to prevent WhatsApp invited freelancers from knowing my cell phone number.
Assistance is greatly appreciated.