How We Protect Your Real Number
We protect your privacy by forwarding calls on your Burner through you to your main cell number. That way, your real phone number—increasingly used as a primary identifier and security tool online—is never exposed to people, companies, or risks you aren't comfortable with. The person on the other end only sees your Burner number on the caller ID, a number which can't be easily traced back to your real number.
Making a call
When making a call with Burner, the app redirects the call through your Burner line so the recipient only sees your Burner number—your personal number stays private. This is why it looks like you are calling your Burner when you dial out.
Receiving a call
When you receive a call to your Burner line, it will show up on your phone just like any other call. If you have notifications turned on, you'll also get a notification to let you know it's your Burner that's ringing. When you answer the call, you'll hear “press 1 to accept this call,” which prevents callers from hitting your main cell voicemail.
You create text messages from within the Burner app. The texts appear to the recipient just like they would a normal text message. Only your Burner number is shown to the recipient.
We never sell or share your personal information with third parties.
How We Protect Your Data
We designed Burner to provide user-to-user privacy. Our app enables people to communicate by voice and text without exchanging their personal (i.e. permanent, or even semi-permanent) phone numbers.
Burner does not ever sell user information to advertisers or third parties.
For more information on how our service can be used, see our terms of service: https://www.burnerapp.com/terms-of-service/