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Burner is the market-leading private phone number app — a second line for calling, texting, and picture messaging in everyday situations. Did you know that your personal info is attached to your phone number and easily searchable online? Every time you give out your real phone number, you risk exposing your personal information. Only give your number to people you trust. For everyone else, there's Burner.

With Burner, you're in control of your personal information. No one can find your real number from your Burner number. We intercept calls on your Burner and route them to your cell phone so no one can see your real number. Since you can call, text, and manage your contacts from within the app, you don't have to carry a second device.

Use Burner for everyday situations. Create a disposable phone number for dating, salespeople, deliveries, shopping online or selling items on Craigslist. You can use it as a longterm second phone number for your business or side projects. Integrations with Dropbox, Google Drive, and Slack allow you to archive messages and voicemails, and communicate with your team. Create multiple numbers, keep them as long as you want, or burn them anytime. Share your Burner with anyone and everyone, or keep your new number secret for anonymous texting. No hassles, no contracts.

A TIME Magazine Top 50 App & featured in the New York Times, WIRED, TechCrunch, Engadget, BoingBoing, Lifehacker, and more, Burner has been recognized for excellence and innovation the world over and provides *real* phone numbers. Burner is the original, trademarked app — don’t fall for knockoff fake number apps that will show you ads, sell your info, and leave you hanging!

Did Sideline, Google Voice, Line2, Hushed, Phoner, or those fake number apps fail you? Burner is the most reliable and fully featured virtual phone number app available. Not even Grasshopper, Ring Central, or Text Plus have our advanced features.

Burner is free to download and comes with a 7-day free sample number. Additional numbers are available through in-app purchase or subscription. Only give your number to people you trust. For everyone else, there's Burner.

"Wonderful - I love this app it never freezes or drops calls and it's cheap!!! I love it !!!"

"The best! - This app basically runs my whole business! Having several lines available to me at any given time is amazing for someone who travels and who runs a business. Keep up the great work!"

"I'm so glad I found this app. It's been a lifesaver"

"You guys this app is amazing! Perfect and original, especially if you don't want strangers to have your real number. A+++++"

- There are two types of Burners: Prepaid and Subscription. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.

- Subscriptions include auto-renewing line(s) with unlimited calls, texts, and picture messaging.
- Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user — and auto-renewal turned off — by going to Account Settings after purchase

Privacy Policy: https://burnerapp.com/privacy

Terms of Use: https://burnerapp.com/terms-of-service

IMPORTANT: Phone calls use cell phone minutes. Burners are free for a trial period only — please review our pricing before purchasing. Area code availability varies. May not work with SMS shortcode services. Not for 911 emergency services. Works in US and Canada only. Not available in Puerto Rico.

What’s New

Version 4.3.12

Burner 4.3.12 includes bug fixes and performance optimizations. We love to hear from our customers, so please email us at support@burnerapp.com with questions or feedback.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
42.4K Ratings

42.4K Ratings

iluvdachies ,

It’s a great idea

So I’ve had Burner app for a yr now & I just love it. I don’t use it every day & there have been times when the app sat there for a week or more & I had no need for it. But when I did need that 2nd line, Burner came through like a champ.
I got sick & tired of answering the phone & listening to some automatic system tell me that my car warranty was expired — weird since I don’t own a vehicle. So I just stopped answering calls from numbers that I did not recognize, I figured if it was important they would leave a voicemail. And that’s where Burner app comes in - I would use my 2nd line to call that number back; and after I got all the info I needed from the ppl that are spoofing me I would take them to court & win $500 per spoof call 😃.
In the words of Wolfman Jack - If I’m lying, I’m dying!
I couldn’t call them back on my phone number because they wouldn’t answer or if they did answer they certainly would not give me the info I asked for - but using Burner app & my 2nd line I was able to beat them (leagally) at their own game! 🙋‍♀️😊👏

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thanks for writing in! Glad you like the app!


K-Poff ,


I had a client pay nearly $500 USD to have my phone number. I chose this Burner app because it offered picture messages that I could send and receive.
Once I paid for the best plan, I quickly realize none of my photos were going through. I couldn’t send them to myself or my client. It looked like they went through but we never received them. I messaged support and they told me it should work, and to uninstall the app and reinstall... so I did that, and when I logged back in it actually made me pay AGAIN, but tbh the money wasn’t the issue. I can afford a few bucks, but I NEEDED this to work as someone paid me hundreds for it.
So reinstalling it didn’t work. I messaged support again and they said they could offer me another line for free, which I didn’t want bc my client already had “my number,” so it would be weird to change it so soon, but I said as long as it worked I’d figure it out. Setup that new line, tested it out, same exact issue. I’m using an iPhone 12 Pro Max. Taking the photos within the Burner app itself. Their latest email said the specs of my photos are correct and that it should work... (but it doesn’t). And then they said the only thing they can do is offer a refund, but since it was purchase in the App Store, they CANT process a refund... LOL they contradicted themselves in the same sentence. Ridiculous products. If you need picture messages. DONT USE THIS APP!

Developer Response ,

Hi there, we're sorry you're running into trouble! We're happy to look
into this for you, just write in to us at support@burnerapp.com. Thanks!



Very confusing termination of account.

I went to send a text and the app said. “Every once in a while we have to confirm your phone number” , It doesn’t say if they want your burner, or actual number. I tried one, then the other. Both times it said they weren’t able to send the verification text because my phone needs me to update international call settings to an approved country? No info was given how to do this.

I sent a really rude email to them. Very rude. Everything instantly makes me angry being locked at home. Anyway, I get a email saying activity on my account violates their terms of service and my account is cancelled and to email their legal Dept if I want more information? I sent replaced and asked, “what are you taking about??”. Rec reply that said legal handles all terminations and to email them. I guess if your curse at them via email they will cancel your service. On to the next app I guess. I was reading reviews and someone mentioned using their burner number for Craigslist or something.

I’m not sure, but about 30 min before they cancelled my account, I used the burner number as contact for a online credit account application. I used it because I don’t want 500 calls from telemarketers. I’m not sure, but maybe they don’t allow that? But how would they know anything about me giving it to credit application?? It’s strange.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, account terminations occur when our Terms of Service is
violated. Our legal department handles account terminations, so please
reach out to them at legal@adhoclabs.co.

App Privacy

The developer, Ad Hoc Labs, Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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