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.
The applications Burner - 2nd Phone Number was published
in the category Utilities on 2012-04-01 and
was developed by Ad Hoc Labs, Inc.
The file size is 50.06 MB.
The current version is 3.7.1 and works well on
10.0 and high ios versions.
We’re constantly working on improvements to Burner.
3.7.1 includes a number of bug fixes and subtle but nice visual enhancements. We hope you enjoy, and always love your feedback: [email protected]
Simple easy and affordable
This is a major problem. I have up-to-date OS and using an iPhone 7. It’s a great service other than this MAJOR flaw.
The app has become less and less stable with periodic outages when no calls or messages can be received (November, 2017). I've contacted Support many times and the answer is generally either "It's a known problem and we'll fix it" or "delete and reinstall the app". This has caused me to loose dozens of conversations and also means that they have no idea what is causing the problem. There are more reliable solutions available. The application does basically what it's supposed to do - allow you to create a phone number for voice & text that you can "burn" when you want it to disappear, then create another, etc. I found the user interface to be a little confusing at first but it's easy to learn. You can pick an area code and I didn't have any trouble finding a number in my city. Some users on the chat support board have complained about certain cities being unavailable but that seems rare. Buying units of talk-minutes or text messages can get pretty expensive and you learn quickly to consolidate things into a single message. Perhaps the developers should consider a byte-metered option for those who like short responses like "LOL". If you are receiving texts from others this can be frustrating because you essentially have no control over how much of your money that other people burn. The big problem with the app is that it delays and drops texts occasionally. You have no way of knowing what you didn't get so I wouldn't recommend Burner for anything super-important. Also I have received text messages as much as 3 hours after they were sent and then out of sequence. The response of Support is to shutdown the app and delete and reinstall it but the problem persists. They generally blame it on your net access dropping but mine is rock-solid and it still occurs. There is a fundamental problem with the mechanism that performs the store and forward function because I receive messages that were sent AFTER the delayed messages were sent. I've verified this by having senders take screenshots of what they actually sent me. I wish Support would address this problem so the service was reliable. Other than this big problem it's a fine app and I would recommend.
used to be good. Many bugs preventing a good experience. Messages that aren’t recent will randomly disappear and not load. Support says the way to bring them back is to send a message to that person. How can you do that what you don’t have their number? Also the features are buggy like the backup option to google docs continually breaks. Used to be a fan of this app but about ready to burn it. Update: Developer reply only confirms exactly what I previously stated. All messages from past contacts are gone forever if you do not know their number to send them a message. I have a dozen contacts in my business that I had interacted with and now I have no way to contact them. I trusted this app to retain a history that I can continue a dialogue with and now all messages over last 20 days are “burned”, even though I am paying for subscription to keep the number. I am devastated with this missing data. There is no fix. Can’t send someone a message if number is not saved somewhere else. The developer says the “fix” is to search contacts? That does not work for me as I have previous contacts saved that did NOT appear in search. Note the “disappearing messages” is a NEW issue the developer doesn’t seem to know how to fix. , I’ve used the service over a year and it didn’t happen in past. I’ve contacted support and they have said the same “it’s a bug, try sending a message to the number that doesn’t show up” (rinse and repeat) please just fix the issue and I’ll be glad to keep the service and update my review.
UPDATE: - After many months of subscription and too many past and ongoing app issues, I cancelled my subscription. I will no longer be using Burner. - Dev keeps saying "issues are fixed and gone." But they're not. They aren't truly taking responsibility; it's just lip service and PR. If they really cared, they would stop saying to every complaint that "the issues were only 1 weekend and all the problems are gone." LISTEN TO YOUR CLIENTS. This really rubbed me the wrong way. After developer response, app continued to have more problems. (1) NO APP BADGE NOTIFICATIONS. - I would see Banner notifications, but App Badge still would not display notification count. (2) TEXTS NOT DISPLAYING - After seeing a Banner notification and going to app, new text wouldn't be there. - I have to click into the message chain, wait for messages to reload, then hope it would show up. Sometimes, this takes 3x. - HORRIBLE FOR LIVE CONVOS AND BUSINESS. These bugs have persisted since the app started having issues weeks ago. (3) LIVE CONVO/CHAT NOT DISPLAYING - Whenever I am in a convo, app will NOT DISPLAY responses received, unless I exit and re-enter the convo. In a business chat, I have to keep doing this over and over again. Pulling teeth!! - Since you have NO IDEA that the other party responded, when you reload chat, it's like you had a 1-way convo. Upon re-entering chat, the messages received are IN ORDER, but you've now missed a bunch of texts. Makes you look like a buffoon in business. (4) Photo sending rarely works (5) Support responds within 24 hours to negative iTunes store reviews but the same attention is not given to direct complaints. What does this say about the company? (6) At the end of the day, many people use this app for business. Maybe you had 1 weekend of extreme outage, but per many user reviews, the app has been buggy and had many issues that simply should not have existed to begin with. - I recommended to a few law firms looking into Burner NOT TO USE this unreliable service that is awful for client interface, does not even show phone call durations, and says "all the problems are solved." Simply put, THIS IS NOT OK FOR BUSINESSES DEALING W CLIENTS. ----- THIS MONTH WAS A NIGHTMARE (1) Burner was NOT working for about 1.5-2 wks. This is UNACCEPTABLE for a business line! We SHOULD all receive a DISCOUNT for this month! ** I was not receiving texts on time, some would arrive days later. ** I did not receive any phone calls. (2) I'm STILL not receiving badge notifications for texts or calls. I have to manually open app, click each person, and see if anything loads. (3) As others mentioned, SENDING PHOTO MESSAGES are a NIGHTMARE. I often have to hit resend 6 times, and if that doesn't work, keep sending the same image. (4) When the app did work, there were big delays in receiving phone calls; it had been ringing for a while before I received it. (5) App does not show call durations. This would is an important feature to have for people who use Burner for business and do hourly billing. (6) Support does not respond promptly. They take DAYS to respond. Unprofessional
Privacy safety Easy to use Dependable I use it every day I will never give a stranger any number Except a burner Love this thing
Premium subscriber for a long time. Texts often take a long time to arrive in both directions. iMessage support would be ideal.
I have a paid subscription for 4.99 that auto renews. However, my burner along with all of my texts were deleted. Now it forced me to buy additional credits and purchase a brand new burner with those credits. And there’s no other option accept to upgrade to the 3 lines for $14.99. I lost VERY important business correspondence that I was using as documentation for something legal. Now it’s all gone! HORRIBLE experience!
This app works amazing to call back scam callers and mess with them!! I use it when I get the same numbers calling my cell phone number over and over again. Thanks for creating such an awesome and easy app to use!!!!
A really good useful app Buy it
Let’s me do everything I need to without giving my personal number out!!
I'm so annoyed with this. I always miss calls because it never makes a sound when a call comes in. So frustrating.
Despite some press saying otherwise you can't use this on Australia. You log in with your actual phone number to try and create a profile then it tells you it's only suitable for North America numbers and use. Time waster.
Why is it in the Australian App Store?
Surprisingly works ! I now have an American number ( I reside in Australia ) but need it for the purpose of apps requesting an American number for me to access it 😊
👍🏻 works well
Easy to use, flexible pricing. Exactly what I needed.
It is perfect does exactly what it says
The best solution out there for a second line. Was wondering if you could implement a night time mode or a black based theme. Even with brightness all the way down the white background is super bright at night.
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.
It does exactly what it’s supposed to. The only downside is not being able to set a different ringtone for the burner line, and still show the caller’s incoming phone number at the same time. Currently you have to set Burner to display YOUR own burner number as the incoming phone number when someone calls that line. You save your burner number into your phone’s contact list and set a separate ringtone for that phone number. However, since the caller ID shows your burner number, you can’t screen who’s calling you that way. It will display the caller’s phone number in your call history so you still have access to the number after the call. Overall good app though and I was even able to get a local area which I was unable to do through even google voice.
Seriously this app is great
I like it.
So far this app is great. It works as it says it does. I have a number dedicated to work and do not have to carry am extra phone. I also like you can keep your work contacts in the app rather than than in your regular phone contacts. Also, I contacted customer support with a silly question, but they were great and got back to me in the time window they said they would. That's a plus. Thanks for creating a great option.
It's great for the most part. Wish it could let you watch videos when sent. Other than that it is an awesome app!
A wonderfully useful app. I travel for work and having a local number, if only for a few weeks, makes my life infinitely easier. Highly recommended app. The only improvement I could ask for is deeper iOS integration, mainly CallKit support and share menu integration.