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.
HOW BURNER WORKS
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.
BEST IN CLASS
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.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"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+++++"
PLANS AND PRICING
- 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
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.
Version 4.0.2 contains various bug fixes and enhancements. As always, feel free to email us at email@example.com with any feedback or questions!
Ratings and Reviews
Almost as good as text messaging
This service works almost as well as the texting service provided by your cellular phone company. And it has much more compatibility than Google Voice; it works with most services that I've tried (though a few will still reject any VoIP number). And it can receive MMS/picture messages and send them too (for a fee).
The app, on the other hand, has a few rough edges. Notably, trying to position the insert cursor, doesn't show you the text as you move, leaving you to guess where the cursor will land. Also, renewal reminders are hit or miss. Sometimes you'll get reminded that your burner is about to expire; sometimes you won't. And even when it works, it may only give you an hour or two advance warning. Too bad for you if you're busy when that happens. Expired Burners disappear and take your number and all your messages along with them.
Also, this app drains your phone battery like nothing I've ever seen. Like streaming video. Like continuous GPS navigation. Even if you're idle waiting for texts to appear, your battery will die quickly. It makes me suspicious about what the app is doing behind the scenes.
Other than that, the service is great for times that you don't want to use your permanent, identifiable cellular phone number. And it's reasonably priced.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the review!
We're happy to help walk you through some troubleshooting to see what the usage is about, but we don't have anything crazy running behind the scenes that does anything to this. We've also seen this issue fixed with OS and app version updates, but we'll be able to dig in a bit more if you message into support with your device model, OS version, etc. If you have screenshots of where it's tracking the usage as well, that would be great.
Thanks again for the review!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get that started!
Infinitely easier than having multiple phones
If you know what a burner phone is, then you already understand the concept behind this app. Except, it's SO MUCH better because you only need a single phone to use multiple phone numbers. How it works: you pick a phone number, and give that number to people. They call the number, which then calls your own phone's number. The caller never learns your "real" number, so it stays completely safe. If you never want that person to contact you again, you can burn the number you gave them, and that's it. They can't get in touch anymore. The only challenge with using the app, which you quickly get use to, is you must press the "1" button to accept an incoming call. After you do it a few times it becomes a habit and is not a big deal. I highly recommend this app, I use it all the time and find it to be very reliable and convenient.
Developer Response ,
Awesome to hear!
We're also working on in-app calling for iOS, so you'll be able to route the calls directly through the app and get rid of pressing 1. Thanks for your patience!
- Ad Hoc Labs, INC
- 109.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Ad Hoc Labs, INC
- In-App Purchases
- 1 Line Subscription (Monthly) $4.99
- 3 Credit Pack $1.99
- 8 Credit Pack $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.
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