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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 3.1.4

New in 3.1.4 - Auto reply to texts!

Each Burner number can now be configured to automatically reply to a text with a message of your choosing. Have a business line but are going on vacation? Let your customers know you'll be back in a couple of days without having to lift a finger.

We've also included a few minor bug fixes and other improvements for you to enjoy.

As always, keep the feedback coming! Shoot us an email at with comments or suggestions.

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Customer Reviews

One of the Must Have Apps

I have an iPhone 6+ so I reserve the real estate on my home screen where my right thumb can reach for the apps I used the most. Burner is on the bottom right because I use it so much. I got phone numbers for people who work for me, phone numbers for selling stuff, phone numbers for annoying uncles who call and breathe heavily into the phone. I don't know what I did before I had this app. Highly recommend using it for peace of mind.

Recently, I've started using my Burner for my side business. It really gets more useful the more you integrate the numbers into your workflow. After I started putting my numbers into my email signatures and on my contact us page for my shop, I've been able to get more people to use my burner numbers and now I always know what the phone call is about before answering. A few times I've accidentally burned my numbers and the customer service peeps have always helped a brother out. A+ for customer service that's not in the Philipines!

I don't know what I was doing before, exposing my personal cell number online. Using Burner is way safer. This app is a keeper!


Somehow accidentally this app accessed my contacts, which I would never allow, and when I deleted the contacts (had to do it one by one) from the app, the app deleted all contacts from my iPhone. I was so shocked I still haven't recovered. They apparently uploaded my contacts as they existed on my iPhone before I tried this app, (why else would they want my contacts?).. and I've contacted them trying to get my contacts list back just as they uploaded it. I doubt they'll respond with anything useful, since they couldn't think well enough to at least add a warning pop-up that if you deleted your contacts from the app, you would delete them entirely from your iPhone. An utter nightmare, my contacts list covered a decade of additions, and I'll never be able to retrieve most of them. Ridiculous sabotage of my iPhone contacts that could have easily been avoided. I am beyond furious!!!


Great for pretty much any situation where you need to give a phone number for calls or text but don't really want to give our your real number. Works with things for store offers, first dates, and other situations where continued contact *may* not be wanted, but yet can be difficult to stop once you've given out your real phone number. Also helps to keep your number out of online databases as companies who sell on your burner number are wasting their effort.

When you're done, or sick of receiving messages/calls from someone or some company to whom you'd given your number, BURN IT! That person/contact/incessant bunch of messages is gone for good.

Burner – Free Phone Number for Private Texts, Calls, and Pictures
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1.4
  • Size: 26.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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