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Burner - Private Calls & Texts, Free Phone Number

By Ad Hoc Labs, Inc

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Burner is the market-leading phone number app — the original and best second line for private calling, texting, and picture messaging.

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

Use Burner for everyday situations — create a second phone number for work, salespeople, web forms, deliveries, or shopping online. A perfect business phone number for solopreneurs, startups, small businesses, or side projects, integrate with productivity apps like Dropbox, Google Drive & Slack. Create multiple numbers, keep them as long as you want, and burn them anytime. No hassles, no contracts.

Now, you can get a 1-line or 3-line subscription for long-term, flexible, and professional use, with faster support and up to 12 free phone number swaps per year — the best choice for a reliable second line for business phone numbers or personal use.

We’ve integrated award-winning robocall and spam blocking from Nomorobo! Included on all lines for all subscribers.

Burner Connections is a revolutionary platform that connects your phone number directly with apps you love for your business and personal productivity, like Dropbox, Google Drive, and Slack. Do things that were never possible with phone numbers before: automatically save pictures and voicemails to Dropbox, archive text messages and contacts to Google Sheets in real time, message with teams without leaving Slack, or even build SMS bots with our Evernote integration or other API partners.

Did Sideline, Google Voice, Line2, Hushed or those fake number apps fail you? No picture messaging? Buggy? Spammy? Bad connection? Burner is the most reliable and fully featured phone number app. Not even Grasshopper, Ring Central, or Text Plus have our awesome advanced features.

What our users are saying:
"It’s so simple to use for texts and calls. You won’t be disappointed!"

"Best all time app…hands down."

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

Burner is free to download and free to try. Additional time and numbers are available through in-app purchase or subscription. No hassles, no carrier contracts.

Download our app and get your first Burner virtual phone number. Share your Burner with anyone and everyone — or keep your new number secret for anonymous texting.

* Burner 1 Line and 3 Line Subscriptions:
- $4.99/month for a 1 Line, auto-renewing Burner subscription with unlimited phone calls, texts, and picture messages for one month
- $14.99/month for a 3 Line, auto-renewing Burner subscription with unlimited phone calls, texts, and picture messages for one month
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews 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

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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 in Version 3.6

Burner now offers 1 Line and 3 Line Subscription plans! Get a monthly plan or subscribe yearly and save.

All subscription plans include:
- Unlimited calls, texts and pictures
- Auto-renewing Lines
- Line swaps—change your number once a month per line
- Spam blocking on ALL lines with Nomorobo

Burner Premium is now simply known as Burner Subscriptions.

We also redesigned the Burner line creation and subscription management screens so it’s easier to see what options you have for calling, texting and pictures.

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Customer Reviews

It works really well and looks really nice

Crik you are entirely speaking for yourself. Even though that may seem obvious, your grammar suggests it's happening to everyone.. or me. It's not. This app, in my experience, is just a second, different looking phone. One that looks actually nicer and is customizable. In maybe a couple out of 100 messages, I've gotten a message immediately but never a push notification for it. So what. Again just twice and since this app works heavily on the Internet's strength, I'm obviously open to the fact that some issues are out of any consumers control. This app is another button on your phone that is also a phone app. When you use it, it just comes from a different number. It's simple where it needs to be and robust where it can be. Poyfect. Crik don't talk for me again please.

Delays delays delays

Such a cool concept but crappy implementation. It "works" but there are two main issues. 1, incoming calls do not offer saved contact info, so if you don't have everyone's # memorized, you have no idea who is calling you. 2. Delays!! This is infuriating - you receive a text notification but when you open the app, nothing is there. Close the app, reopen it, delete it, reinstall it, doesn't matter, you're not getting your messages until Burner decides (totally arbitrary and not dependent on wifi or phone service). This flaw alone makes this totally unreliable for any timely interactions. It only happens about 30% of the time but holy crap, it's maddening if you're actually trying to communicate for anything important.

Better billing - features removed

Billing has improved with monthly and annual plans. Sadly, in-app calling (VoIP) feature has been removed. You used to be able to turn on VoIP in your line settings and have all calls go through the app, but sadly this is no longer possible.

This is a core feature and really limits my application of Burner moving forward. An email to support advises it is a feature only available to a few customers. Not sure how I lost access to it, but BE AWARE; features you've used in the past may disappear from Burner without notice. They still have instructions to turn it on posted on their support site, so I'm going to do a chargeback for false advertising. For now I'll stick with Line2.

Additionally, the mobile version of their support site does not have a place to contact support. That is only visible on the desktop version of the site.

It's quite clear this company is better on the tech end than they are on the user experience side. It will slowly get better over time, but they need a UX overhaul on both their website and in the app.

Burner - Private Calls & Texts, Free Phone Number
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
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  • Version: 3.6
  • Size: 34.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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