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Burner – Free Phone Number for Private Texts, Calls, and Pictures

By Ad Hoc Labs, Inc

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Burner is your “other” number – your work number, Craigslist number, Etsy number or dating number – the one to give out when you need to be in touch, but don’t want to stay connected forever.

Named a TIME Magazine Top 50 App of 2013 and featured in the New York Times, Wired, Engadget, BoingBoing, Lifehacker, and more.

Use Burner for everyday situations – web forms, deliveries, salespeople, and buying things on the web – just like any other phone number. Get all the features you need to stay in touch including calls, texts, and picture messages. Create multiple Burners, keep them as long as you want, and burn them anytime – no hassles and no contracts.

Share your Burner with anyone and everyone – and keep your real number private.

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+++++"

IMPORTANT: Not for iPad or iPod Touch. 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.

For more information see Privacy Policy ( and Terms of Use (

What's New in Version 3.1.6

Version 3.1.5 of Burner includes some minor bug fixes for emojis and with jumpy animations that could occur when viewing older messages. We've also thrown in some some small performance improvements to make things run as smoothly as possible.

As always, thanks so much for your feedback, and keep sending it to!

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Customer Reviews


This app is awesome! Yes, to extend a number you have to pay But when selling items on Craigslist you don't need to give out your real number which makes it easy to avoid scams. It allows privacy and it's affordable. You can give out a number to people you need to contact for a limited time yet keep them from always bothering you. The color change feature is nice as well as the ability to create custom voicemail and notifications. I have clients I don't want to have constant connection to and I can chose to not get notifications from and avoid the stress of constant messages. You can create multiple numbers for different phones which allows you to easily identify listings when you sell a lot of items online. The price is way cheaper than buying a separate phone and has the perk of locking just in case. Technology is amazing.

Surprisingly useful

I liked this idea when I first saw it, but couldn't possibly anticipate how useful this terrific little app would become. I' m now able to compartmentalizations the many info streams that come in on my phone in the same way I do in my email box. Terrific for keeping things organized. I use different numbers for different parts of my life. The anonymity is also great. I send salesmen to a number I don't have to pay attention to on a regular basis. Ah, the quiet! Works well, very stable, amazingly useful. Highly recommend.

Really good app

The app has come along pretty good over last few years. It sometimes glitches when calls come in and you are trying to answer or you are trying to call out. Recieving messages is sometimes screwy but it's still a great asset. The main thing now is I wish u could have a blocked folder that permanently blocks certain numbers from all of your burners as I get a lot of spam messages and calls.. Maybe wishful thinking but overall 5 stars

Burner – Free Phone Number for Private Texts, Calls, and Pictures
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1.6
  • Size: 30.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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