Do you have either an android or iphone? You should be able to go to voice.google.com, or just google, "google voice" and then sign up for a free number. You can even pick the number and local area code.
You can make/receive texts AND calls to that other number, on your personal cell phone as long as it's either running Android or it's an iphone.
I've been using it for years. I never use my personal email or cell number for CL stuff.
Thanks for the reply, and info. It doesn't help me,though. I don't do any internet stuff on my phone. Don't even know how. Don't text, don't twitter, don't facebook. I am from the Stone-Age. I can't see that teeny-tiny little screen, and I need a full-size keyboard to type on. Maybe some day I will move into the 21st century.