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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 4.1.3

Burner 4.1.3 includes bug fixes and subscription improvements. We love to hear from our customers, so please email us at support@burnerapp.com with questions or feedback.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9.7K Ratings

9.7K Ratings


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.

anicknamenooneelsehasyet ,

Great with a few occasional texting glitches

I used this app for online dating and it really is the best! I love how I can send pictures and also create a contact for each caller. Luckily I never had to used the “ghost” feature because there was 1 great person I ended up giving my real number to. And the other guys never texted back after I told them I wasn’t interested, so we’re good on that too. Keep in mind— you cannot use Bluetooth while using the app. I tried it once in my car and it failed. You have to answer directly from your cellphone, there’s isn’t an option to answer from a wireless source. Second thing— glitches. Twice in 2 months (90% success rate) I worked through mis-communications because a text I sent never made it to the guy and a text he sent me I never received. If the text is too long, it won’t go through. Better to send many small texts, not a paragraph. Even better to talk over the phone. Just be aware of this so you don’t jump to conclusions and think the other person is a jerk for not replying or answering in a way that has nothing to do with your last response.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thanks for your review! We're glad you like the app but 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!

bnwing ,

Horrible, Spam experience!

This has been the most horrible experience! I signed up for a burner number, & downloaded this app, to advertise a truck I have for sale. In the past 2-1/2 days, I have received over a dozen spam text messages & at least 73 spam phone calls! Day & night! All routed through the app & sent to my regular phone number. The service is calling random people & then calling my line, with those random people’s numbers showing up. When I answer, the confused people are asking me who I am, why I called them, etc. But, they “called” me! On some of the calls I don’t answer, I tried calling back to follow up & it was the same thing... They had never called me & had no clue what was going on, even though their numbers were showing up as missed calls. So, I said “forget this nonsense!” & I logged out of the account, then deleted the app. But, STILL, I kept receiving the automated spam calls! I finally had to just block the “burner” number that I was given so I wouldn’t keep having to deal with this nonsense! It’s been insane! This will be the last time I ever use this! How do I disconnect my line completely from this burner number???

Developer Response ,

Hi there, sorry to hear about your trouble!

It sounds like your Burner number may have been spoofed! Anyone's number, cell, landline, etc. can be spoofed, and there's not much anyone can do for it. Here's a great article on it: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-awareness/how-to-protect-yourself-from-caller-id-spoofing/. The minutes and texts are not being deducted from your account because none of the events are actually originating from your device.

Burner works by forwarding calls to and from your Burner number to your main cell phone number. Simply deleting the app from your device doesn't burn the number or delete your account, but if you no longer want the number, you can log back into the app to burn it.

We are also more than happy to replace this Burner number for you free of charge-- just email us at support@burnerapp.com so we can get that started!


1 Line Subscription (Monthly)
1 unlimited Burner, auto-renewing monthly
1 Line Subscription (Annual)
1 unlimited Burner, auto-renewing annually
3 Line Subscription (Monthly)
3 unlimited Burners, auto-renewing monthly
3 Line Subscription (Annual)
3 unlimited Burners, auto-renewing annually


Ad Hoc Labs, INC
91.7 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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In-App Purchases
  1. 30 Day, 100 minute Burner $3.99
  2. 3 Credit Pack $1.99
  3. 8 Credit Pack $4.99


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