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 3.10.3 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
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!
Terrible customer service!
I have now been waiting almost 36 hours for a response from the Burner team, after sending at least 3 messages to their support email. I have had an auto-renewing line for more than six months. I recently changed the number (for the first time) and their system automatically burned it (deleting all the text messages at the same time???!!!) three days before it was set to renew? When I received an alert that my number was set to burn, I contacted support, expressing my confusion—after all, my subscription was paid. They eventually replied, asking for my number. I immediately answered. When I got another alert, I wrote again. And again. Nothing! No response! Then I received an alert that my number had been burned and all messages deleted! I wrote to Burner again, and that was Saturday afternoon. It is now after 11am on Monday and I have had no response from the company. That is not acceptable support and I am very displeased. Mind you, they still have my money and I fully expect to be changed again in two days. Use this service at your own risk and copy everything immediately. :(
Developer Response ,
Hi there, sorry about your trouble!
Just so you know, Support tries to answer every case within 24 hours but response times can sometimes slowdown when they get slammed with cases during an outage. I do apologize that it took them a while to get back to you and understand that it can be a frustrating situation, especially when your Burner number was burned.
It sounds like you were affected by one of our known bugs that wrongfully lapses subscriptions. When a subscription lapses due to this bug, the Burner can detach from the subscription and expire.
If you let me know you case number, I'll be more than happy to send the Support Manager to you so they can try to revive your Burner number for you. Unfortunately once a number is deleted or burned, all of the history goes with it. It gets deleted from our server and there's no way to retrieve it since it's completely wiped. Your contacts stay though, they don't get deleted with your Burner. You'll be able to see them in your Burner contacts and interact with them as usual.
Again, I'm very sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused you, we know that it is a frustrating bug with unfortunate consequences for our customers and we're working on fixing the core issues that the bug stems from. Thanks so much for leaving a review!
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!
- Ad Hoc Labs, INC
- 108.4 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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