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Burner - Private Phone Line for Texts and Calls

Burner - Private Phone Line for Texts and Calls

Ad Hoc Labs, Inc

Second Phone Number for Anonymous Texting, Calling, and Picture Messages

4.5 Ratings 62K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads

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  • img Community
    Get a second phone number for calls, texts, and pictures without carrying 2 devices. Make anonymous calls with this tool. Route intercepted calls to your cell so no one can see your number. Archive and share messages or voicemails with law enforcement or other investigators.
    img by Simiyu
    10 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. Give your phone number to people without risking your personal information! Protect yourself from scams, fraud, and endless sales calls
    2. Tired of carrying around two devices at all times? Call and text from two different numbers on one device for the best in safety and convenience
    3. A TIME Magazine Top 50 App & featured in the New York Times, WIRED, TechCrunch, Engadget, BoingBoing, Lifehacker, and more

    Reviewed by Katelyn on March 26, 2018

  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Anthony Faubert
    Edit: They have good support. I got a full refund. The free trial doesn't work if you use Google Play as your payment method. It'll just sign you up for a subscription and then fail to contact Google to give you the free trial. More importantly, when you finally get that canceled and buy credits for a prepaid plan, you'll find that "This phone number cannot be used for verification." so don't get this if you want to use it to create a GMail account.
  • May 3, 2021

    By Electric Cafe
    This one here is the real deal. it has good flow, and is so easily navigated and understood. Want a burner with no hassle and the providers do all the leg work? Well this is the app for you. This one by far is the best out there and I guarantee you'll be satisfied and want the renewal. Not to mention they generously give a free weeks trial. You'll love this app. It does everything but the talking and texting for you.
  • Great with a few occasional texting glitches Feb 29, 2020

    By anicknamenooneelsehasyet
    I used this app for online dating and it really is the best! I love how I can send pictures and also create a contact for each caller. Luckily I never had to used the “ghost” feature because there was 1 great person I ended up giving my real number to. And the other guys never texted back after I told them I wasn’t interested, so we’re good on that too. Keep in mind— you cannot use Bluetooth while using the app. I tried it once in my car and it failed. You have to answer directly from your cellphone, there’s isn’t an option to answer from a wireless source. Second thing— glitches. Twice in 2 months (90% success rate) I worked through mis-communications because a text I sent never made it to the guy and a text he sent me I never received. If the text is too long, it won’t go through. Better to send many small texts, not a paragraph. Even better to talk over the phone. Just be aware of this so you don’t jump to conclusions and think the other person is a jerk for not replying or answering in a way that has nothing to do with your last response.
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Finn Sicaria
    Had a bit of a bug, took money and didnt start the account. Ok, weird. Messaged team. Got a direct email back within 12 hours, got it fixed within 30 minutes of that. How someone handles problems matters a lot to me and this is a perfect example of what to do when an app glitches. Beyond that, I've used the service before. Its fantastic. Privacy and easy controls, app is stable and works really well.
  • Great way to protect your personal phone number from data mining Dec 1, 2020

    By Monica00000
    This app pays for itself in value. I got sick of getting robocalls constantly, so I purchased a burner subscription in the hopes of using it in lieu of my personal number on websites etc to keep my personal phone more private. I use the burner number for basically anything that wasn’t super important/personal— every time I’m prompted for a phone number on a website I purchase something from, every time I need to give an app my phone number to “verify” an account, etc, I use the burner number. I can already tell it’s working because I’ve begun getting spam texts and calls on the burner line, probably mined from the various apps and websites I’ve used it on. Once I get enough spams etc at that number, I can just burn it and get a new burner line. Kind of neat!
  • Mar 15, 2021

    By Dante M
    When it said the subscription was to be renewed every month I was fine with it, but it kept trying to make me pay after just a week. If you will charge me after a week or few days, just say so. (I did not know I didn't include the monthly part. Also after just a few days into the free trial it made me pay the 4.99. it wasn't exactly a 7 day trial.)
  • Apr 1, 2021

    By Bryce Gilman
    I got this app to use to talk to my best friend, anyway. I love this app, it's awesome and very easy to use. only two issues for me is that it works better over data than Wi-Fi which is fine, I have unlimited data plan. But the second issue is that when I'm on a call and depending how long I go on the call with the person I'm talking to sometimes tells me that I'm breaking up on her end or the call suddenly drops for no reason even if I'm in a strong area to make a call. Other than that I ❤️ it
  • After reading another post... Jun 13, 2019

    By Papafriz
    You use a phone number that might have been used before. Which means you might get calls expecting someone or something else. What I do is wait and see the contact then return call/ text if it was someone I knew or expected. Best service, has saved me in ways you’d have to think about if you had a string of bad luck. Update to Dev(8:48, 13 June 2019): I love your service and I was just trying to explain to others. It’s not your number even if you get spam, the spam comes from previous owners/users of the number. Burn the number and use a different number. This service is such a useful and blessing. I’d rather give a number out that isn’t my personal number of 5-10+years to all the places that have “said they don’t sell your info” or potential crazy.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Anthony Faubert
    Edit: They have good support. I got a full refund. The free trial doesn't work if you use Google Play as your payment method. It'll just sign you up for a subscription and then fail to contact Google to give you the free trial. More importantly, when you finally get that canceled and buy credits for a prepaid plan, you'll find that "This phone number cannot be used for verification." so don't get this if you want to use it to create a GMail account.
  • May 3, 2021

    By Electric Cafe
    This one here is the real deal. it has good flow, and is so easily navigated and understood. Want a burner with no hassle and the providers do all the leg work? Well this is the app for you. This one by far is the best out there and I guarantee you'll be satisfied and want the renewal. Not to mention they generously give a free weeks trial. You'll love this app. It does everything but the talking and texting for you.
  • Great with a few occasional texting glitches Feb 29, 2020

    By anicknamenooneelsehasyet
    I used this app for online dating and it really is the best! I love how I can send pictures and also create a contact for each caller. Luckily I never had to used the “ghost” feature because there was 1 great person I ended up giving my real number to. And the other guys never texted back after I told them I wasn’t interested, so we’re good on that too. Keep in mind— you cannot use Bluetooth while using the app. I tried it once in my car and it failed. You have to answer directly from your cellphone, there’s isn’t an option to answer from a wireless source. Second thing— glitches. Twice in 2 months (90% success rate) I worked through mis-communications because a text I sent never made it to the guy and a text he sent me I never received. If the text is too long, it won’t go through. Better to send many small texts, not a paragraph. Even better to talk over the phone. Just be aware of this so you don’t jump to conclusions and think the other person is a jerk for not replying or answering in a way that has nothing to do with your last response.
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Finn Sicaria
    Had a bit of a bug, took money and didnt start the account. Ok, weird. Messaged team. Got a direct email back within 12 hours, got it fixed within 30 minutes of that. How someone handles problems matters a lot to me and this is a perfect example of what to do when an app glitches. Beyond that, I've used the service before. Its fantastic. Privacy and easy controls, app is stable and works really well.
  • Great way to protect your personal phone number from data mining Dec 1, 2020

    By Monica00000
    This app pays for itself in value. I got sick of getting robocalls constantly, so I purchased a burner subscription in the hopes of using it in lieu of my personal number on websites etc to keep my personal phone more private. I use the burner number for basically anything that wasn’t super important/personal— every time I’m prompted for a phone number on a website I purchase something from, every time I need to give an app my phone number to “verify” an account, etc, I use the burner number. I can already tell it’s working because I’ve begun getting spam texts and calls on the burner line, probably mined from the various apps and websites I’ve used it on. Once I get enough spams etc at that number, I can just burn it and get a new burner line. Kind of neat!
  • Mar 15, 2021

    By Dante M
    When it said the subscription was to be renewed every month I was fine with it, but it kept trying to make me pay after just a week. If you will charge me after a week or few days, just say so. (I did not know I didn't include the monthly part. Also after just a few days into the free trial it made me pay the 4.99. it wasn't exactly a 7 day trial.)
  • Apr 1, 2021

    By Bryce Gilman
    I got this app to use to talk to my best friend, anyway. I love this app, it's awesome and very easy to use. only two issues for me is that it works better over data than Wi-Fi which is fine, I have unlimited data plan. But the second issue is that when I'm on a call and depending how long I go on the call with the person I'm talking to sometimes tells me that I'm breaking up on her end or the call suddenly drops for no reason even if I'm in a strong area to make a call. Other than that I ❤️ it
  • After reading another post... Jun 13, 2019

    By Papafriz
    You use a phone number that might have been used before. Which means you might get calls expecting someone or something else. What I do is wait and see the contact then return call/ text if it was someone I knew or expected. Best service, has saved me in ways you’d have to think about if you had a string of bad luck. Update to Dev(8:48, 13 June 2019): I love your service and I was just trying to explain to others. It’s not your number even if you get spam, the spam comes from previous owners/users of the number. Burn the number and use a different number. This service is such a useful and blessing. I’d rather give a number out that isn’t my personal number of 5-10+years to all the places that have “said they don’t sell your info” or potential crazy.
  • Great app but could you add this feature Nov 3, 2019

    By Pixelwizard
    I use my burner lines for my business and set it up so the burner number appears to my phone, however it would be useful if I could keep my setup the way it is but the phone number of the caller is displayed in the description screen of the incoming call from burner as I need to be able to separate my incoming calls per burner number and the only way I can do that is by maintaining the incoming calls to display as the burner number but I’d like to see the incoming callers number displayed somewhere on the screen that displays my burner number as well..... My other feature request is I make 100 calls per day using my subscribed burner number and I’d like to be able to search my history of phone calls by the last 4 digits of the incomings phone number. That would allow me to easily search through my history of phone calls to find a call I may have made earlier.... Otherwise great app.... I wanted to add I realized I could search last 4 digits of a phone number in burner past calls using search of iPhone and it locates number in burner app and takes me right there. That allows me to do what I have to do :)
  • May 1, 2021

    By K E Boyd
    Great app for having a "private" number for calls and texts with lots of features. I've been using for 6+ months. My only gripe is that when in an SMS conversation with texts back and forth such as conversing w a Shipt shopper, only the FIRST txt has notification sound and have to watch screen for subsequent ones.
  • PICTURE MESSAGING DOES NOT WORK! Apr 8, 2021

    By K-Poff
    I had a client pay nearly $500 USD to have my phone number. I chose this Burner app because it offered picture messages that I could send and receive. Once I paid for the best plan, I quickly realize none of my photos were going through. I couldn’t send them to myself or my client. It looked like they went through but we never received them. I messaged support and they told me it should work, and to uninstall the app and reinstall... so I did that, and when I logged back in it actually made me pay AGAIN, but tbh the money wasn’t the issue. I can afford a few bucks, but I NEEDED this to work as someone paid me hundreds for it. So reinstalling it didn’t work. I messaged support again and they said they could offer me another line for free, which I didn’t want bc my client already had “my number,” so it would be weird to change it so soon, but I said as long as it worked I’d figure it out. Setup that new line, tested it out, same exact issue. I’m using an iPhone 12 Pro Max. Taking the photos within the Burner app itself. Their latest email said the specs of my photos are correct and that it should work... (but it doesn’t). And then they said the only thing they can do is offer a refund, but since it was purchase in the App Store, they CANT process a refund... LOL they contradicted themselves in the same sentence. Ridiculous products. If you need picture messages. DONT USE THIS APP!
  • Very confusing termination of account. Apr 26, 2020

    By GUYINTAMPAFL
    I went to send a text and the app said. “Every once in a while we have to confirm your phone number” , It doesn’t say if they want your burner, or actual number. I tried one, then the other. Both times it said they weren’t able to send the verification text because my phone needs me to update international call settings to an approved country? No info was given how to do this. I sent a really rude email to them. Very rude. Everything instantly makes me angry being locked at home. Anyway, I get a email saying activity on my account violates their terms of service and my account is cancelled and to email their legal Dept if I want more information? I sent replaced and asked, “what are you taking about??”. Rec reply that said legal handles all terminations and to email them. I guess if your curse at them via email they will cancel your service. On to the next app I guess. I was reading reviews and someone mentioned using their burner number for Craigslist or something. I’m not sure, but about 30 min before they cancelled my account, I used the burner number as contact for a online credit account application. I used it because I don’t want 500 calls from telemarketers. I’m not sure, but maybe they don’t allow that? But how would they know anything about me giving it to credit application?? It’s strange.
  • Apr 23, 2021

    By Darci Kelly
    ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE! I have tried numerous times to cancel my subscription linked to my old IPhone that I no longer have. These crooks continue to charge my credit card despite numerous emails asking them to cancel my account. I have given them the info they need but again my card was charged. I work in the legal field and will be looking into filing a suit. Don't believe me? Just watch. I have kept all my correspondence. I have your address and I have access to lawyers.
  • Used to be great, now not so much Mar 31, 2021

    By Bn1mbl3
    Used to work for phone verification, no longer works for tinder, no longer works for okcupid, doesn’t work for google verification. It’s still good to use for stuff like craigslist when you dont want to give out your real number. This problem is not completely burner app’s fault, more to do with these dumb companies who want to data mine you and sell your number. I get constant spam calls on my real number and using burner numbers is a defense against that trash. The whole phone number system is broken and outdated. We need a better way to protect our numbers from these sites that sell them to spammers. I am tired of the car insurance bot calls i get every day. So yeah burner needs to find new numbers that pass verification or at least warn users that this app will not work on certain sites. Again it used to be great and I used it with tinder and a bunch of apps and it worked fine. It still works with Bumble for now but that’s likely due to bumble not checking whatever voip number lists that google and match group(owns tinder and okcupid) are now using. I’ll still use it for giving out my number to randos on craigslist etc but worthless now for sms verification for most sites.
  • Apr 29, 2021

    By Vee Ess
    Been using for years but it's time to move on. App CONSTANTLY loses texts and call entries from call log. Too many valuable text/convos have disappeared and there hasn't been an improvement. That anf the inability to use the number for verification renders this quite unreliable and downright useless. Sorry but I'm rating it 2 stars. Meh at best.
  • Horrible, Spam experience! May 29, 2019

    By bnwing
    This has been the most horrible experience! I signed up for a burner number, & downloaded this app, to advertise a truck I have for sale. In the past 2-1/2 days, I have received over a dozen spam text messages & at least 73 spam phone calls! Day & night! All routed through the app & sent to my regular phone number. The service is calling random people & then calling my line, with those random people’s numbers showing up. When I answer, the confused people are asking me who I am, why I called them, etc. But, they “called” me! On some of the calls I don’t answer, I tried calling back to follow up & it was the same thing... They had never called me & had no clue what was going on, even though their numbers were showing up as missed calls. So, I said “forget this nonsense!” & I logged out of the account, then deleted the app. But, STILL, I kept receiving the automated spam calls! I finally had to just block the “burner” number that I was given so I wouldn’t keep having to deal with this nonsense! It’s been insane! This will be the last time I ever use this! How do I disconnect my line completely from this burner number???
  • Mar 21, 2021

    By Anthony Iaboni
    The app functionality looks good, but I couldn't get past registering a phone number. I tried using almost every area code in Canada and it kept telling me that there weren't any phone numbers available. After a while the app locked me out for too many guesses and I uninstalled. If numbers are so scarce, why not just tell me which numbers ARE available so I don't waste my time!
  • Terrible customer service! Jul 16, 2018

    By bohotechie
    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. :(
  • Mar 22, 2021

    By ListenHereMeow
    Service is unusual because it won't connect and the GUI won't load. used to work great and for some reason they decided they don't like vpns which I used to protect my privacy and prevent hackers from snooping and so it doesn't load at all if use any kind of VPN and I just purchased one year subscription for $50 and it still doesn't work so if you want to throw your money away go ahead and buy this cuz it doesn't work anymore and they're blocking VPN servers for no good reason. Booooo!!!!
  • May 4, 2021

    By NICOLE MASKO-BURDO
    Nothing works for me on this app except the text function. I only got this so I could make ONE outbound call, and this is the ONE AND ONLY time I will ever use this app, and it won't work! I did the one week free trial & I already don't want it. Useless.
  • img Community
    Get a second phone number for calls, texts, and pictures without carrying 2 devices. Make anonymous calls with this tool. Route intercepted calls to your cell so no one can see your number. Archive and share messages or voicemails with law enforcement or other investigators.
    img by Simiyu
    10 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. Give your phone number to people without risking your personal information! Protect yourself from scams, fraud, and endless sales calls
    2. Tired of carrying around two devices at all times? Call and text from two different numbers on one device for the best in safety and convenience
    3. A TIME Magazine Top 50 App & featured in the New York Times, WIRED, TechCrunch, Engadget, BoingBoing, Lifehacker, and more

    Reviewed by Katelyn on March 26, 2018

  • May 3, 2021

    By Electric Cafe
    This one here is the real deal. it has good flow, and is so easily navigated and understood. Want a burner with no hassle and the providers do all the leg work? Well this is the app for you. This one by far is the best out there and I guarantee you'll be satisfied and want the renewal. Not to mention they generously give a free weeks trial. You'll love this app. It does everything but the talking and texting for you.
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Finn Sicaria
    Had a bit of a bug, took money and didnt start the account. Ok, weird. Messaged team. Got a direct email back within 12 hours, got it fixed within 30 minutes of that. How someone handles problems matters a lot to me and this is a perfect example of what to do when an app glitches. Beyond that, I've used the service before. Its fantastic. Privacy and easy controls, app is stable and works really well.
  • Great way to protect your personal phone number from data mining Dec 1, 2020

    By Monica00000
    This app pays for itself in value. I got sick of getting robocalls constantly, so I purchased a burner subscription in the hopes of using it in lieu of my personal number on websites etc to keep my personal phone more private. I use the burner number for basically anything that wasn’t super important/personal— every time I’m prompted for a phone number on a website I purchase something from, every time I need to give an app my phone number to “verify” an account, etc, I use the burner number. I can already tell it’s working because I’ve begun getting spam texts and calls on the burner line, probably mined from the various apps and websites I’ve used it on. Once I get enough spams etc at that number, I can just burn it and get a new burner line. Kind of neat!
  • After reading another post... Jun 13, 2019

    By Papafriz
    You use a phone number that might have been used before. Which means you might get calls expecting someone or something else. What I do is wait and see the contact then return call/ text if it was someone I knew or expected. Best service, has saved me in ways you’d have to think about if you had a string of bad luck. Update to Dev(8:48, 13 June 2019): I love your service and I was just trying to explain to others. It’s not your number even if you get spam, the spam comes from previous owners/users of the number. Burn the number and use a different number. This service is such a useful and blessing. I’d rather give a number out that isn’t my personal number of 5-10+years to all the places that have “said they don’t sell your info” or potential crazy.
  • Great app but could you add this feature Nov 3, 2019

    By Pixelwizard
    I use my burner lines for my business and set it up so the burner number appears to my phone, however it would be useful if I could keep my setup the way it is but the phone number of the caller is displayed in the description screen of the incoming call from burner as I need to be able to separate my incoming calls per burner number and the only way I can do that is by maintaining the incoming calls to display as the burner number but I’d like to see the incoming callers number displayed somewhere on the screen that displays my burner number as well..... My other feature request is I make 100 calls per day using my subscribed burner number and I’d like to be able to search my history of phone calls by the last 4 digits of the incomings phone number. That would allow me to easily search through my history of phone calls to find a call I may have made earlier.... Otherwise great app.... I wanted to add I realized I could search last 4 digits of a phone number in burner past calls using search of iPhone and it locates number in burner app and takes me right there. That allows me to do what I have to do :)
  • May 1, 2021

    By K E Boyd
    Great app for having a "private" number for calls and texts with lots of features. I've been using for 6+ months. My only gripe is that when in an SMS conversation with texts back and forth such as conversing w a Shipt shopper, only the FIRST txt has notification sound and have to watch screen for subsequent ones.
  • Very useful application Dec 14, 2018

    By 26Nada
    I’ve been very pleased with this app. It works as advertised. I regularly use it so I don’t have to give out my real number on sites like craigslist. The service isn’t free, but I would not expect it to be. I like how it gives me the option to get rid of a temp number right after use, or keep it for as long as I may choose to. I can also have multiple lines active at once. The only issue I have had has nothing to do with the developers. Some of the numbers it activates receive an excessive amount of spam callers. This is annoying at times but that is a risk you will always run into when getting a new phone number, as it has most likely been used by someone else before.
  • Quick resolution with technical service request Jun 17, 2019

    By INTECHsf
    Initially I wasn’t sure if this App was a product that I would enjoy. I decided to use the app on a trial basis and I had a conflict with my Hardware upon installation and the burner app was not working on my device as described. I reached out to the technical team and they were able to quickly isolate my iPhone X hardware issues and resolve the problem. they Unlocked the premium features of the app so that I may get the full experience during my trial. The customer service I received and ease-of-use inspired me to subscribe to a Annual subscription. Looking forward to seeing this app evolve as improvements and updates are released. Thanks Burner App!
  • I rounded up Jun 29, 2019

    By Docmeek
    I have a 3-line subscription. It was a real nuisance to change my real number and keep the app but support helped. Obviously, identity must be confirmed. There are glitches when you insert text and can’t see what you pasted until you do more. It can’t accept video messages. One number started getting spam calls nearly immediately but the beauty is that this could happen with any new number and I just burned it and chose another. Also, Google the specific number when choosing it. I once got a number that was still being advertised online by an escort. I thought it was funny but I understand that others may not be amused. Grade: A-
  • My reason for 5-star Nov 16, 2020

    By Rogel-Dado
    My girl block me because I didn’t do my promises to her. She doesn’t give me the reason why she keep telling me to leave then finally block me. I have no other way of communicating but I know her number so I used this app. After I used this app, I text her and told her who I am. I apologize to her and I keep asking why she block me. She told me later why. Then when I said what I need to say in last free text to her, I forgot to say to unblock me , but then she said she calm down and decide to unblock me to my real number. A lot of things going on so you won’t understand everything but I really thank you for this app.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Anthony Faubert
    Edit: They have good support. I got a full refund. The free trial doesn't work if you use Google Play as your payment method. It'll just sign you up for a subscription and then fail to contact Google to give you the free trial. More importantly, when you finally get that canceled and buy credits for a prepaid plan, you'll find that "This phone number cannot be used for verification." so don't get this if you want to use it to create a GMail account.
  • Great with a few occasional texting glitches Feb 29, 2020

    By anicknamenooneelsehasyet
    I used this app for online dating and it really is the best! I love how I can send pictures and also create a contact for each caller. Luckily I never had to used the “ghost” feature because there was 1 great person I ended up giving my real number to. And the other guys never texted back after I told them I wasn’t interested, so we’re good on that too. Keep in mind— you cannot use Bluetooth while using the app. I tried it once in my car and it failed. You have to answer directly from your cellphone, there’s isn’t an option to answer from a wireless source. Second thing— glitches. Twice in 2 months (90% success rate) I worked through mis-communications because a text I sent never made it to the guy and a text he sent me I never received. If the text is too long, it won’t go through. Better to send many small texts, not a paragraph. Even better to talk over the phone. Just be aware of this so you don’t jump to conclusions and think the other person is a jerk for not replying or answering in a way that has nothing to do with your last response.
  • Apr 1, 2021

    By Bryce Gilman
    I got this app to use to talk to my best friend, anyway. I love this app, it's awesome and very easy to use. only two issues for me is that it works better over data than Wi-Fi which is fine, I have unlimited data plan. But the second issue is that when I'm on a call and depending how long I go on the call with the person I'm talking to sometimes tells me that I'm breaking up on her end or the call suddenly drops for no reason even if I'm in a strong area to make a call. Other than that I ❤️ it
  • Almost as good as text messaging Sep 17, 2017

    By ksmm
    This service works almost as well as the texting service provided by your cellular phone company. And it has much more compatibility than Google Voice; it works with most services that I've tried (though a few will still reject any VoIP number). And it can receive MMS/picture messages and send them too (for a fee). The app, on the other hand, has a few rough edges. Notably, trying to position the insert cursor, doesn't show you the text as you move, leaving you to guess where the cursor will land. Also, renewal reminders are hit or miss. Sometimes you'll get reminded that your burner is about to expire; sometimes you won't. And even when it works, it may only give you an hour or two advance warning. Too bad for you if you're busy when that happens. Expired Burners disappear and take your number and all your messages along with them. Also, this app drains your phone battery like nothing I've ever seen. Like streaming video. Like continuous GPS navigation. Even if you're idle waiting for texts to appear, your battery will die quickly. It makes me suspicious about what the app is doing behind the scenes. Other than that, the service is great for times that you don't want to use your permanent, identifiable cellular phone number. And it's reasonably priced.
  • Works as intended Oct 13, 2017

    By bradleygt0226
    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.
  • May 12, 2021

    By Michael Morris
    I like the app a lot, and I pay for a subscription. My only issue is that I occasionally have to reinstall it due to an infinite loading screen. Annoying, but not the end of the world.
  • Six hotdogs eight buns Jan 13, 2018

    By mr. parking lot
    In the same way that it doesn’t make sense how there’s different numbers of buns then there are hot dogs in the grocery store, the same here with the number of credits that they sell in packs versus how much the different services costing credits so you always end up like just one or two credits short with you change from the last purchase. On top of that the subscription system I’m not sure if this is an Apple thing or an app thing but There certainly problems when it will either tell you that the purchase was successful or tell you it was unsuccessful because you arty have a subscription but that I would never let me make a number from that credit and repeated out reach to customer service field in them Knowledge Ing in the problem at all
  • Mar 3, 2021

    By Kenny Graziano
    Update: I took a ⭐ away because you don't have the option to pick a customised number anymore! They give you a list to choose from, Why?? Original rating: Best burner app or their to this day! Been using it off and on for about 5 years and does everything it says it does plus more! U can pick want area code, any number ( if not taken) text and send pictures. I only paid $5 a month and got unlimited minutes and text! Can't beat that anywhere!
  • Purpose built and works Sep 20, 2017

    By RT2014
    Very solid app for a virtual phone line for messaging and voice calls. Some small delays sending pictures and no support for sending videos to the line. Overall, being able to manage multiple lines and quickly dismiss them works better than google voice lines or any other app I've seen. So many apps are looking for multiple lines able to be managed by one, this app achieves its goal of separation on a physical device. Looking forward to more development for managing contacts separately from contacts within the main OS
  • PLEASE fix your voicemail feature. Dec 20, 2018

    By khehkymoliehky
    I absolutely love this app, I don’t know what I would do without it or how I would run my business. BUT. The Voicemail feature is absolutely atrocious. If I press play, then press the speaker button, it will play perfectly fine over my speaker. If while it’s playing I turn the speaker option off, click pause, then play again.. it will have an aneurism and start playing the voicemail over itself 2 or 3 times. I have tried everything to fix this so clearly it’s something on the developers end. Other than that it’s amazing!
  • Mar 15, 2021

    By Dante M
    When it said the subscription was to be renewed every month I was fine with it, but it kept trying to make me pay after just a week. If you will charge me after a week or few days, just say so. (I did not know I didn't include the monthly part. Also after just a few days into the free trial it made me pay the 4.99. it wasn't exactly a 7 day trial.)
  • Not fully accessible for those who suffer with blindness. Feb 4, 2020

    By MD Weigman
    The Burner App is unfortunately not fully accessible to those who suffer with blindness and use the built-in screen-reader Voiceover on iOS devices such as IPhone or iPad. Specifically, when attempting to delete the call or text messaging logs, the screen-reading software will announce that the action of deleting call or text logs has been performed. However, the logs of the calls and messages are still there. I simply am not interested in using an app that is not fully accessible to me even though I enjoy the app for the most part. It is unfortunate that this app has not been designed with the idea of inclusiveness in mind. I will be canceling my account.
  • Mostly good Apr 24, 2020

    By Cheesiestchew21
    I’m an assistant principal and I am using this as a second line now that I have to call students and parents from home during Covid-19. One year I made the mistake of calling from my cell phone and parents would call and text me all the time. Even though I could block my number I often get voice mail and needed a number to call back. The only downside is that parents have hung up before I can get to the call because a voice says “your call will start in one minute”. Not sure if there is a solution to that but I had better luck texting the parent. I paid for the one line subscription but I’m not sure I’ll keep it past the month.
  • Almost Great Jul 20, 2019

    By Merrrp1029384756
    This app is pretty decent as a second line. My biggest complaint (I pay for the better version of this app) is that there is no video messaging capabilities. I can send .gif to friends by using the gif app i have on the keyboard, but that’s the only way a moving message can be sent or received and only the ones loaded on the gif app. Everything else works fine but honestly only three star worthy. It’s 2019 and for this to be four or five star you need to be able to provide everything people want/need with messaging: calls, text, pictures, videos, AND video calls. Especially for the people who pay for the unlimited minutes.
  • Share numbers Dec 29, 2018

    By Nuketroop
    So I got the 3 number subscription. One number started getting calls immediately. One guy said is this the bank. Uhmm sure, give me you account number (kidding). I look up the number I got and it’s listed as an ”Personal Loan Scam” on Nomorobo (Whom they partner with). What give Burner? This is unacceptable. -update. I guess they cannot tell who had the number last. I just went in and burned the old number and requested another and seeing the choices, googled the one I was interested in, made sure it was clean, and created it. We’ll see how it works. However, how do you delete a background? You can select a background, but once created, how to remove it...?
  • Great when it works. Nov 20, 2020

    By Evinson845
    Using burner for a few years for my second line. It works pretty well, except when it doesn’t, which is somewhat frequently. At times sending texts don’t go through, or they appear to go through only to find out later that they never did, or they send 3/4 times in a row. Texts sent to the number are sometimes discovered to have never gone through, with no way of knowing other than to speak to the person who sent it. Pay for picture messages, but frequently images don’t go through. Not sure what the deal is. Keep holding out hope that the app works smoothly.
  • Works Well Enough Jan 29, 2021

    By Jay K 0001
    The Burner app does what I need it to but is limiting. The inability to adjust the font size is a drag for people that don’t want to put on reading glasses every time we use our phone. The app can open pics in certain formats, but not videos clips. It definitely needs to support more formats. It would also be nice to access the app through a desktop computer instead of being on both at the same time. The font size and format issues are annoying enough that I will look for a different burner app when it is time for my annual renewal.
  • It works, but.. Jul 23, 2019

    By misslady78
    It really does work as far as hiding your real phone number. The only issue I have with it is, how can someone, such as telemarketers get your burner number?...I’ve only called 2 people from my number so they should be the only ones with my burner number. Not sure why a telemarketer is calling. Can someone please explain or tell my why this is happening??!..Don’t need telemarketers or robo calls calling my burner. I already have to deal with that with my real phone number. That’s the only reason I won’t give 5 stars. Update: Thanks for the response. I’ll get a new number.
  • How can I change my login number!!!? Jan 4, 2018

    By Almayra
    I use this app to connect with all my clients, I am a makeup artist and this app is everything. Although I love how I can use it and never have to worry about losing conversations I am so frustrated with it because I can’t change my login number. I just got the iPhone X and I got a new number luckily I kept my other phone to back it up and restore on new phone but I had to go through a whole ordeal to be able to log back into burner. I don’t know how to change it and I’ve already tried from a computer and my phone. Please fix this!!!!
  • Server issues? Jul 13, 2018

    By RydingNerdy
    Just subscribed today and it’s highly unreliable! Concept is good. Texts come through my notifications but I have a huge problem actually checking texts. I’ve received a call without an issue and sometimes texts are flawless.. but then suddenly I stop being able to see the messages coming through. It’s frustrating! I don’t know what the problem is but it needs to be sorted or ill quickly be canceling
  • Used to be great, now not so much Mar 31, 2021

    By Bn1mbl3
    Used to work for phone verification, no longer works for tinder, no longer works for okcupid, doesn’t work for google verification. It’s still good to use for stuff like craigslist when you dont want to give out your real number. This problem is not completely burner app’s fault, more to do with these dumb companies who want to data mine you and sell your number. I get constant spam calls on my real number and using burner numbers is a defense against that trash. The whole phone number system is broken and outdated. We need a better way to protect our numbers from these sites that sell them to spammers. I am tired of the car insurance bot calls i get every day. So yeah burner needs to find new numbers that pass verification or at least warn users that this app will not work on certain sites. Again it used to be great and I used it with tinder and a bunch of apps and it worked fine. It still works with Bumble for now but that’s likely due to bumble not checking whatever voip number lists that google and match group(owns tinder and okcupid) are now using. I’ll still use it for giving out my number to randos on craigslist etc but worthless now for sms verification for most sites.
  • Apr 29, 2021

    By Vee Ess
    Been using for years but it's time to move on. App CONSTANTLY loses texts and call entries from call log. Too many valuable text/convos have disappeared and there hasn't been an improvement. That anf the inability to use the number for verification renders this quite unreliable and downright useless. Sorry but I'm rating it 2 stars. Meh at best.
  • Mar 21, 2021

    By Anthony Iaboni
    The app functionality looks good, but I couldn't get past registering a phone number. I tried using almost every area code in Canada and it kept telling me that there weren't any phone numbers available. After a while the app locked me out for too many guesses and I uninstalled. If numbers are so scarce, why not just tell me which numbers ARE available so I don't waste my time!
  • Great Concept - Unreliable Feb 16, 2019

    By MrWufz
    Love the idea for this app. I sell things on Craigslist and using my actual # was getting me added to massive SMS spam groups. Worked great the first month. Just renewed and notifications stopped working. Only other thing that changed was update the other day to 12.1.4. Sometimes I'll get notified of texts, sometimes I won't. Even when I do, upon opening the conversation, the app hasn't updated with the text (even if it was present in the notification)! The only way I can see it in those instances is to force-close and reopen the conversation. Other times, I never get a notification and when I go back to check, the other person texted me what seems like hours ago. It only shows me the last time I sent a message, so I'm not sure. This needs to be fixed. I won't be renewing this month if it's not. Also, there should be a time stamp on every message. Either via pulling to the side like in Messages or long/3d-touching a message.
  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Vinnie Meza
    It does the burner phone part right. But I paid for the service because of the Evernote integration and being able to make an auto-reply bot for when customers need info and I can't readily respond. Every time I try and connect Evernote it logs me out of the app. And after logging back in multiple times I get locked out of my account. Buggy at best when it comes to integrations like those.
  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Kalyn K Brown
    I was enjoying the app open till I realize it was very buggy and would freeze on me every so often. Then one day it decided to log me out I had to change my phone number so I went from one phone number to another one and four months Furniture just accepted the fact that I had a different phone number. One day it logged me out erased my phone numbers, I had some conversations I was trying to back up onto the Google part of it and it wouldn't back up. And those conversations are gone.
  • Not reliable Jul 17, 2018

    By Cobra94r
    I’ve had the same Burner number for about 2 years. I use it mainly for Craigslist purchases & other telephone corespondents where I didn’t want the other party to have my real number. App worked well at first. Eventually it got to the point where my phone would only ring on occasions. However... since I had the same number and had it memorized for about two years... I chose to overlook some of the bugs. From day 1, I had my account set up with auto renewal. All of a sudden I was getting messages to renew my account. At first I ignored it simply because my account was set up to do it automatically. Eventually , I started getting concerned so I went into the app and manually renewed the account. There was no issues with my credit card, number or card expiration date. It was the card that I use on every iTunes linked app purchase. I woke up one morning and had a notification that my account had expired and my number was ‘Burned’. Keep in mind... the sole reason I tolerated the bugs was simply to keep the original number that I had been assigned. With that said... I am pursuing a spare line with app developer.
  • Caller ID Apr 7, 2018

    By Marcelina87
    UPDATE: there is also a huge delay in calls so there’s always an awkward silence or talking over someone. This app is great for my second number for work so I don’t have to give my personal number out. I however have one major complain that really bothers me, the caller ID doesn’t pop up when receiving a call. It will briefly pop up if you so happen to be staring at your phone at that very money but the. It disappears and you just see the actual number so it’s confusing if it’s coming from your personal line or the burner. Can you guys please fix this, let the contact that you saved it under pop up instead of their number or your burner number. PLEASEEEE IF THAT WAS GIXED I COULD GIVE THIS APP 5 starts because I really like it!
  • Can’t connect to Apple? Jan 24, 2020

    By MaggyPauline
    I have been trying to purchase another burner number, but the app rejects the purchase because the “connection to Apple won’t go through.” I don’t understand. I put in the correct password and my method of payment is up to date. I simply don’t understand why this is happening. I have since found out that the app debited my bank account twice, but still has not provided me with any service that I requested. How can my request be received successfully enough to where my money can be taken, but not good enough that the app can’t provide the services it claims to be selling? My Apple account is up to date. I’m going to dispute these transactions with my bank.
  • Not getting all my msgs May 3, 2019

    By Chrissy192
    Who knows how many times I thought I was being ghosted when I wasn’t all because I wasn’t getting all of my messages on this app? It seems anything longer than 100 characters just doesn’t come through. I’d send a msg and wait for a reply, and wait, and wait, and never know that the person did reply, I just didn’t get it. I only found out because the last time this happened, I asked the person why he didn’t reply. Well it turns out he DID! And he sent a book! It was a beautiful, sensitive, poignant reply that I’d have never known about if I hadn’t asked. I agonized for hours waiting for his reply when in fact he had replied.
  • PICTURE MESSAGING DOES NOT WORK! Apr 8, 2021

    By K-Poff
    I had a client pay nearly $500 USD to have my phone number. I chose this Burner app because it offered picture messages that I could send and receive. Once I paid for the best plan, I quickly realize none of my photos were going through. I couldn’t send them to myself or my client. It looked like they went through but we never received them. I messaged support and they told me it should work, and to uninstall the app and reinstall... so I did that, and when I logged back in it actually made me pay AGAIN, but tbh the money wasn’t the issue. I can afford a few bucks, but I NEEDED this to work as someone paid me hundreds for it. So reinstalling it didn’t work. I messaged support again and they said they could offer me another line for free, which I didn’t want bc my client already had “my number,” so it would be weird to change it so soon, but I said as long as it worked I’d figure it out. Setup that new line, tested it out, same exact issue. I’m using an iPhone 12 Pro Max. Taking the photos within the Burner app itself. Their latest email said the specs of my photos are correct and that it should work... (but it doesn’t). And then they said the only thing they can do is offer a refund, but since it was purchase in the App Store, they CANT process a refund... LOL they contradicted themselves in the same sentence. Ridiculous products. If you need picture messages. DONT USE THIS APP!
  • Very confusing termination of account. Apr 26, 2020

    By GUYINTAMPAFL
    I went to send a text and the app said. “Every once in a while we have to confirm your phone number” , It doesn’t say if they want your burner, or actual number. I tried one, then the other. Both times it said they weren’t able to send the verification text because my phone needs me to update international call settings to an approved country? No info was given how to do this. I sent a really rude email to them. Very rude. Everything instantly makes me angry being locked at home. Anyway, I get a email saying activity on my account violates their terms of service and my account is cancelled and to email their legal Dept if I want more information? I sent replaced and asked, “what are you taking about??”. Rec reply that said legal handles all terminations and to email them. I guess if your curse at them via email they will cancel your service. On to the next app I guess. I was reading reviews and someone mentioned using their burner number for Craigslist or something. I’m not sure, but about 30 min before they cancelled my account, I used the burner number as contact for a online credit account application. I used it because I don’t want 500 calls from telemarketers. I’m not sure, but maybe they don’t allow that? But how would they know anything about me giving it to credit application?? It’s strange.
  • Apr 23, 2021

    By Darci Kelly
    ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE! I have tried numerous times to cancel my subscription linked to my old IPhone that I no longer have. These crooks continue to charge my credit card despite numerous emails asking them to cancel my account. I have given them the info they need but again my card was charged. I work in the legal field and will be looking into filing a suit. Don't believe me? Just watch. I have kept all my correspondence. I have your address and I have access to lawyers.
  • Horrible, Spam experience! May 29, 2019

    By bnwing
    This has been the most horrible experience! I signed up for a burner number, & downloaded this app, to advertise a truck I have for sale. In the past 2-1/2 days, I have received over a dozen spam text messages & at least 73 spam phone calls! Day & night! All routed through the app & sent to my regular phone number. The service is calling random people & then calling my line, with those random people’s numbers showing up. When I answer, the confused people are asking me who I am, why I called them, etc. But, they “called” me! On some of the calls I don’t answer, I tried calling back to follow up & it was the same thing... They had never called me & had no clue what was going on, even though their numbers were showing up as missed calls. So, I said “forget this nonsense!” & I logged out of the account, then deleted the app. But, STILL, I kept receiving the automated spam calls! I finally had to just block the “burner” number that I was given so I wouldn’t keep having to deal with this nonsense! It’s been insane! This will be the last time I ever use this! How do I disconnect my line completely from this burner number???
  • Terrible customer service! Jul 16, 2018

    By bohotechie
    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. :(
  • Mar 22, 2021

    By ListenHereMeow
    Service is unusual because it won't connect and the GUI won't load. used to work great and for some reason they decided they don't like vpns which I used to protect my privacy and prevent hackers from snooping and so it doesn't load at all if use any kind of VPN and I just purchased one year subscription for $50 and it still doesn't work so if you want to throw your money away go ahead and buy this cuz it doesn't work anymore and they're blocking VPN servers for no good reason. Booooo!!!!
  • May 4, 2021

    By NICOLE MASKO-BURDO
    Nothing works for me on this app except the text function. I only got this so I could make ONE outbound call, and this is the ONE AND ONLY time I will ever use this app, and it won't work! I did the one week free trial & I already don't want it. Useless.
  • Apr 24, 2021

    By Jorden Belanic
    Garbage, require a a phone number to sign up, then doesnt let you use your number to verify accounts. That means their going through EVERY single message you get scanning for verification codes. Such a blatant privacy violation & skummy practice. Plus the call quality is trash, don't get this app!
  • Spam calls? May 12, 2020

    By philmoorehead
    I downloaded this app for a small purpose of not revealing my phone number if I have to verify something (which verification on some apps don’t even work). I used my real phone number to get the burner. I have not ever gotten random calls from number that I don’t even know of until I put my real number into this app. Take note that I didn’t send a single message or call using the burner number, as I had no use for it, so then I burned the number right after I download the app then deleted the app. The next morning, I received random calls from people in which I don’t even know who they are. I don’t know if they are spam callers or just people who got my number somehow and one even tried to FaceTime me. I have blocked a few of the numbers because one had repeatedly tried calling me and I texted them and asked them who they are. They said a name in which I didn’t know of and then I told them they had the wrong number. Please tell me how I can stop this and why this happens.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By FO TO
    2 months I have NOT been able to use this service and yet, I'm charged automatically!! I downloaded this app to my new phone and all I see is the burner phone logo and watch the time capsule spin ENDLESSLY in circles! DEVELOPER, I DID EMAIL AND NEVER GOT A RESPONSE!ENDLESSLY! I JUST SAID I EMAILED AND NEVER GOT A RESPONSE, AND YOUR REPLY IA TO EMAIL YOU. REALLY?!?

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