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
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
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 3.8.3 fixes a bug where a small number of users were experiencing a crash when initiating a test call.
Ratings and Reviews
Notifications never work right
I’ve had this app for a couple of years and I have always hoped the “Burner Team” would solve the problems with notifications but they still can’t get it right. Badges have never functioned properly in this app despite working well in millions of other apps. For about two years I never saw a single badge despite receiving hundreds of text messages in this app. Now that has changed. I have a badge that indicates 44 unread messages despite the fact that I have opened and read every message I have ever received. I scrolled through every message in the app to see if there was any indication of unread messages within the app. Nope. I even tried reopening every message I have received over the last two years in order to reset the badge notification but that didn’t solve the problem.
I’m begging the “Burner Team” to hire a competent programmer who can fix the long-running problems with notifications before Burner loses me as a customer.
To update my review, never put any information in the “notes” section of a contact page in the app. I put some important information in the notes and a few days later it had disappeared. It’s moronic to even have a notes section if you can’t program well enough to preserve the information entered into the notes field.
Hey there, thanks for taking the time to review Burner!
We're definitely aware of our longstanding known issues list and have the updated list here so that all our customers can see when we update them: http://support.burnerapp.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2901595-known-issues.
We've been prioritizing making Burner a more stable app so that we can be super reliable for our customers since that was a strong point of feedback we received over the last year or so. The recent badge notifications bug fix was a very exciting fix for us, especially since it was a more complicated fix than initially anticipated. That's partly why it took us longer than we would have liked to release the fix.
We're working on fixing those longstanding known issues and really do appreciate you sticking with us as an app. We also understand that these bugs are especially frustrating when you're just trying to get on with your day and I apologize for the inconveniences they cause.
The 44 unread messages should go away if you pull down on your inbox, and tap the 'Mark all messages as read' option. This will mark all your messages as read, even if they are read already, and should clear the count. If you still have leftover messages after doing this, try tapping the Alarm icon on the inbox page to open Alerts and that should clear leftover notifications. If you still have badge notifications after following these two steps, please write into email@example.com so we can troubleshoot further for you!
I'd like to apologize again for our known issues and appreciate that you've stuck with the Burner app as we work on fixing them! Thanks again for your review!
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.
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. :(
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!
1 Line Subscription (Monthly)
Auto-renewing, unlimited Burner
1 Line Subscription (Annual)
Auto-renewing, unlimited Burner
3 Line Subscription (Monthly)
Three auto-renewing, unlimited Burners
3 Line Subscription (Annual)
Three auto-renewing, unlimited Burners
- Ad Hoc Labs, INC
- 53.1 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
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