Burner - 2nd Phone Number
4.5

Burner - 2nd Phone Number

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2012-04-01
  • Current Version: 3.9.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 74.03 MB
  • Developer: Ad Hoc Labs, Inc
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 6 814

Description

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. SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS - 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 Privacy Policy: https://burnerapp.com/privacy Terms of Use: https://burnerapp.com/terms-of-service 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.

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Reviews

  • Doesn’t work without an existing number

    1
    By josh_hill
    This app supposedly gives users new numbers, but it won’t do so unless you give it your number first, so it can’t be used on an iPad or other devices which don’t have a cellular number to get calls. Doesn’t really fit the voIP purpose.
  • Subscription

    2
    By leeleebost
    How do i cancel my subscription?
  • Kanji...or something

    2
    By Sashastar4
    Downloaded the app, needed to send photos and lots of text, purchased the year unlimited only to begin receiving texts in kanji or something. I reached out to their support and was told that was how they received the text. Talked to the friend that sent it and it was 100% in English. Support said they checked their back end and saw the same thing. Blamed it on the senders method of sending whether it was too long of a text or a third party keyboard. Regardless, do not feel like I’m getting what I paid for.
  • Great app

    5
    By ctschris
    So far I’ve had this app for almost 6 months I love being able to separate work from my personal phone, along with not giving my real number out to strangers while working I literally have no complaints and would recommend this to all jump on the subscription monthly plan it’s cheap and it works
  • Great but

    4
    By MKG-8k
    Wish there was a way to search texts, and the notes for each contact don’t save. They disappear next time you open the app
  • Just a question

    1
    By MeChell83
    I’m only leaving a one star because I need to ask a question- Before I start using this app I just have a question. With I phones if you text someone it will most likely say “ text from Maybe and the persons name” will this still happen for a burn phone number? I would love to use this app but would like to know if it will still show the name of who owns the phone.
  • Love it!

    5
    By Perlita0858
    Happy I found this app!
  • No good for signing up

    2
    By Anon23232
    Tried to use a phone number to sign up for a Twitter account. Didn’t work. Didn’t get an answer as to whether or not it would work. Now I’ve wasted my money on a subscription. I should have waited for that answer.
  • Does not work for me

    2
    By trcfes dtg
    You can test and message, but the call function does not work on my iPad. When you receive a call it sends it to my cell phone. If I wanted it on my cell, I would not need a second number. Frustrating.
  • Great App !

    4
    By teax388
    Good 2nd number for hiding your real number but is anyone else experiencing lost or erased notes if you’re using the notes section for each profile number?
  • Perfect

    5
    By MissQueenCC
    I give hardly anybody my real number because if I want to change it I don’t want to pay $15. I subscribe and block how I want too. My everyday number is not tied to my social media accounts. When people import their contacts I don’t get suggested as a friend. This prevents co workers and other from knowing my personal business. I have tried apps by pinger and google voice. I did not like them and this is by far the cheapest option. I highly recommend it.
  • Could not answer calls

    1
    By Do not care!!!
    Not impressed at all. Would not let me answer calls. Good idea poor execution.
  • No longer works

    1
    By sdb_1970
    I’ve been using the Burner app for over a year. They must’ve instituted a software change in the app, but it no longer works for me - when I enter my passcode/fingerprint to pay for credits through PayPal (as I did with no issues in the past), I get a message that PayPal needs to send an sms to verify my account and then the App Store pops up with a blank window (and no sms is sent). I contacted their support and have a detailed description of the problem and my phone number and all I got was a generic response asking if my question had been answered (?!) My recommendation is to find another app.
  • Can’t register to log in

    1
    By Frustrated2.02
    I need the 6 digit code to log in and it doesn’t send it to me after multiple resends.
  • DOES NOT WORK!

    1
    By Mrs. Roberson13113
    When I make an outbound call from my burner number, my MAIN number pops up on the caller ID. My main number is not hidden. I made a test call to home number and the calls were forwarded to my main voicemail number.
  • Worst app & horrible customer service

    1
    By mb29182019
    Don’t buy
  • No verify

    1
    By Radrome
    I’m currently returning to the application but the Application won’t send the code to verify my number.
  • Cancel Subscription

    1
    By TaurinaDuchess
    I have been trying to cancel my $4.99 subscription since I don’t need it at the moment and it’s impossible.
  • Great Concept - Unreliable

    2
    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.
  • They sell your personal phone number

    4
    By robtbbbb
    I noticed this more because this phone doesn't belong to me. So when I got the telemarketing calls from a unique area code I'd only used in burner I knew someone had taken the number I'd entrusted them with and given it to someone else. It's always unethical to give someone's private info out. Otherwise it's a five star app.
  • They sell your number to telemarketers

    1
    By Danapie1
    Ever since I got this number I get daily incoming calls to the burner number trying to sell me sh’t. They sell you out I guess!?
  • doesn’t work

    1
    By Coolkid2287
    i signed up for this app so i could connect this number to a tinder account but whenever i send the tinder code to the number, it doesn’t pop up.
  • Love it for my Inbound Client Number BUT......

    4
    By Themikenoble
    This is going to work great for the calls I get for my clients. I would love to see a whole different background when someone calls my burner number. Also it would be great to assign a different Ringtone to alert me that someone is calling the burner number. I don’t put my clients in my Phones Address book. Could you please make this happen before I start paying for it. You guys do that I will definitely stay. If not.m for 5 more dollars I can get another sim for my iPhone XS Max. Thank you.
  • How do I cancel a line????? (ERGENT)

    3
    By King Unicorn
    Just wondering, how do I cancel a line?
  • Takes customers $$ then claims account is not active!

    1
    By StDJ
    I just paid $8 on credits via the Burner app today. After purchasing a temporary number that would give me 20mins of call time and a certain amount of text messages, I found I was unable to make phone calls. Any number I would call gave me a "this line has been disconnected" message even though the numbers were confirmed to be active. I made sure I was connected to WiFi & cellular and restarted the app -- the issues persisted. I then followed the FAQs by deleting and reinstalling the Burner app and upon attempting to sign-in using my phone number I get an error --> "Oops this account is not active" message. ** Update ** - like other reviewers, they apparently banned my account after months of inactivity. But can’t explain why except that the have the right too. 🤔 A bunch of scumbags these guys...
  • A couple complaints.

    3
    By kaylanicole93
    Overall, I love this app. I do wish sending video was supported. Also, when I try to add a note to a contact, it doesn’t save.
  • Lost credits

    1
    By metroalex
    Don’t buy this app. The app has crashed over 3x. The final time it crashed I was told because I was banned. No reason given except they have the right to. Meanwhile they keep any credits you had.
  • Impossible to cancel

    1
    By Dgdghetbdxhdgdxhgsydgydhrh
    I have made several attempts to cancel my subscription via the developers and ITunes instructions and there is no way to unsubscribe. The Developers/ company just keeps hitting my card. Please delete my account, whereby Apple will not feel obligated to bill me Thank you
  • I have been locked out for days now

    1
    By Ryansal333
    I used this 2nd phone number for sales calls and other work related calls. This is the 2nd time I have been locked out in the last few months. But this time, I am locked out for days!!
  • Is It Too Good To Be True?

    5
    By Night Lion
    An incredible app that does what it says it will do with very little, if any struggle for the user! Truly...this is a great app. What would make it even better is if the developers could update it to work with Apple Watch as well. This would make me love it even more.
  • Scam!!!

    1
    By Iamdinadd
    Do not download this app!!!!! This app is a scam!!!! No matter how many credits you buy you will continuously have to buy an extension or they will delete your account even with hundreds of credits!!! I asked for customer service and someone logged into my account and logged me out on my end!!! So I lost all my credits due to me having a new number and not being able to log back in... do not trust this app
  • Sad Day

    1
    By atyyvhobgd
    Invested over $30 into this app only to have my account banned without explanation. These companies need to start being held responsible for their shortcomings. The app directs you to a support email that no longer exists...
  • Does not work as intended.Full of spam messages

    1
    By matitzabk
    I just got this app to use for business as a second number but I am thinking of dropping it altogether. I kept getting spam text messages despite not giving my new number to anyone. When I tried to burn the number and got a new number the same thing keeps happening. I keep getting this messages with a link to a website. The website could be full of virus for all that I know. On top of all this the new number that I got after burning the old one does not work. I am not able to get any text messages or calls and the calls go to voicemail. Forget about support. There is not any phone number to call to alleviate this concern.
  • Smarter than publicizing your real number

    5
    By Jennkay83
    The app does work well. I’m using it as a number for people to call during our fundraiser at school so I don’t have to give my number out to 200+ families.
  • Never received my 6-digit code😔

    1
    By HappiPlaya
    I wantd a second number for business so that I can control business after hours. I read the reviews and downloaded the app. It asks for my country and p.number. An alert box pops up and says it is about to send me a 6- digit code, and gives yes or no options as to whether all looks correct. However, I never received the code, and there wasn’t any option for that. Sincerely , Lost & second lineless .
  • Bogus

    1
    By McDonalds Worker
    Why it says free but after 7 days I gotta pay THAT IS NOT FREE THIS FOOLISHNESS
  • Too many numbers and they close your account.

    1
    By Flyleaf24
    Too many numbers and they close your account with no warning and no explanation. They also ignored my refund requests for my credit packs I had purchased so I had to contact Apple directly. Customer service is non-existent with no phone number and email responses are copy and paste.
  • Wasn’t even able to send verification number to phone

    1
    By Ryan100cm
    Literally on step 1 of signing up, it didn’t work. I put my phone number in correctly and am in the United States, it said it could not send the verification code.
  • Idea great, but pricing is hidden and confusing

    4
    By Alexfromsanjose
    I got to burner through craigslist, and I love the idea. From what I can tell so far, the app is well executed and covers all my needs. The one thing that really tripped me up was the pricing. Looking at the website burnerapp.com I quickly got the idea that this is a paid subscription service, but where are the dollar amounts??? I scrolled up and down, up and down, no mention. Without craigslist I wouldn’t even have downloaded the app without knowing if the pricing makes sense. I finally saw the pricing in the app itself; subscription is easy enough, but the credit system is super complicated, it doesn’t help that the bundles don’t match the costs of the different services (for example, there is a 5 credit service, but only 3 and 8 credit bundles) I felt like at the price booth in an arcade... Eventually I found pricing on the website deep in the support hierarchy, but this must be the best hidden pricing in any subscription service offering, which looks kinda shady. So, great app, but clean up your pricing!
  • Somehow, twitter knows it’s a fake number

    3
    By Darvin614
    This is probably not an issue with the app, so I changed my review to 3 stars instead of 2. So I wanted to use it as a second number to give people I don’t want to deal with. Twitter demanded I have my phone number on file but there’s no way in hell im giving my cell phone number out to them. So I tried burner. I’d figure it’s worth $5 a month , a very reasonable price btw. Anyway, I’m not sure how but Twitter knew the number wasn’t my actual number. It said something along the lines of “invalid phone number”. How do they know? I tried another one. Same result. So, I still don’t have Twitter because , frankly, I don’t want my real phone number stored on their servers. I can live without twitter. It’s ridiculous that they require a phone number anyway. No wonder they’re going under. Aside from that, Burner does what it says. Anytime I sell something on Craigslist, etc, I use a burner number.
  • Buggy app, missing texts and calls, can’t text multiple people

    1
    By Dr. Neuroscience
    Really buggy app, many missed calls and text messages, not suitable for professional use. I work in a hospital and missed so many calls and messages. Wish I had used the trial instead of paying for the full year. I want my money back!
  • It’s not helping, useless.

    1
    By prit421
    When I download this app for Craigslist, so many calls coming from unclear numbers and try to do scam & fraud to my account. This app can’t even delete or filter the scammer number. I don’t like this, it’s useless.
  • Getting hooked up

    1
    By Big Dell 42
    I’m waiting for almost an hour for my code to verify my account.. Not a good way to start off
  • Share numbers

    3
    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...?
  • Little Help via Email

    1
    By PleaseRespondImAngry
    I downloaded this app because I wanted to reroute scam phone calls to this number, but then I saw that it costs $5.00 a month. I deleted the number and the app like it said to if I wanted to cancel, and I also sent an email to the listed email to cancel the account. I got an automated response and then an email saying that the account was no longer active. Still don’t know if I’m going to be charged or not. I’m irritated.
  • PLEASE fix your voicemail feature.

    4
    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!
  • Unreliable

    1
    By YourGhostInMyMachine
    Lots of messages fail to come through or go out. “I was messaging you and never heard back.”
  • Didn’t work

    5
    By Soccerfrost
    Works perfectly
  • Very useful application

    5
    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.

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