How Burner Protects Your Real Number
We reroute calls coming to your Burner temporary phone number and send them to your cell phone so your personal number stays private.
Burner is your number for...
Hustling Coaching Rentals Dating Twitter Customers Tasks Dogwalking Instagram Work Spam Fans Random Teaching Safety Events Secrets Tinder Shopping Car Dealers Contracts Airbnb Craigslist Ghosting Dudes Web Forms Small Business Moving Gigs Lyft Comedy Frenemies Amazon Two Factor Auth Bumble Volunteering Postmates Software Archiving Podcasting Coworkers
Only give your personal number to people you trust. For everyone else, there's Burner.
How It Works
CREATE YOUR NUMBER
Create as many simultaneous local numbers as you need, in any U.S. or Canadian area code.
CALLING AND TEXTING
Calls and texts work similarly to how they do on your main cell phone number but route through your fake phone number.
BURN IT ANYTIME
Keep numbers as long as you want, and burn them whenever you like.
"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."
Review by Jaden D
"This app is sweet. You can keep unwanted people from getting your number but still keep in touch."
Review by Earl Stahl
Choose The Plan That Works for You
Grab as many Burner numbers as you want! We've got two options when it comes to new lines.
|Minutes available||Starting at 20 mins||Unlimited mins|
|Texts available||Starting at 60 texts||Unlimited texts|
|Picture messaging||Available on some Burners||Unlimited pics|
|US & Canadian area codes||✓||✓|
|Custom voicemail greeting||✓||✓|
|Caller ID shows your Burner||✓||✓|
|Block and mute contacts||✓||✓|
|Do Not Disturb mode||✓||✓|
|Text auto-reply when busy||✓||✓|
|Call & text forwarding||✓||✓|
|Robocall and spam blocking||✓||✓|
Prepaid Burners are temporary phone numbers—great for salespeople, dating or Craigslist. They're available to purchase in the Burner iOS and Android apps. Download the app to get a free temporary phone number for a week.
Subscription Burners are perfect for a long-term second phone number for work or personal use. Get started with a new disposable phone number below!
Frequently Asked Questions
+ How does Burner protect my personal phone number?
We reroute calls coming to your Burner and send them to your cell phone so your personal number stays private. This is why it looks like your Burner is calling you when you receive a call and why it looks like you are calling your Burner when you dial out.
The recipient on the other end of a call or text will only see your Burner temporary phone number on their phone.
If someone calls your Burner and you don't answer, the call goes to your Burner voicemail. If you do answer, you'll hear “press 1 to accept this call." Pressing 1 puts the call through to you. This functionality acts like a barrier that prevents callers from hitting your personal number's voicemail.
You create text messages from within the Burner app. The texts appear to the receiver just like they would a normal text message. The recipient only sees your Burner fake phone number.
+ Does Burner use the texts and minutes on my phone plan?
Texts sent or received count against your data only (and don’t use much data at all). Calls made or received on Burner count against your cellular phone plan voice allowance -- though unlimited phone plans are common these days, so this may not be an issue.
+ How does Burner show up on my phone bill?
Calls made through Burner show up on your phone bill as calls between your Burner number and your personal number. The end numbers you are calling through Burner are not shown. Incoming calls show up as calls from your Burner number.
+ How long can I keep a Burner number?
As long as you want. Prepaid Burners need to be extended manually before their expiration date. Subscription lines auto-renew, and you can have up to 3 of those.