How Burner Protects Your Personal Number

We reroute calls coming to your Burner and send them to your cell phone so your personal phone 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


Get started by creating a USA or Canadian phone number in your desired area code. Local numbers available nationwide in both countries.


Unlike fake free phone number apps, calls and texts on Burner work similarly to how they do on your iOS or Android smartphone. No second device required.


Keep numbers as long as you want, and burn them whenever you like. Get a different number or change your phone number when you need to.

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"Probably the most useful app I have ever installed on my phone. I tried the initial free burner and was sold within the first few minutes of using it. I am now a paid subscriber."

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"Great app, great support and a very affordable selection of plans to suit your needs. I started with the free trial and I'm now a subscriber. I'll also be buying additional numbers for my various businesses."

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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.


Prepaid Burners


Minutes available Starting at 20 mins Unlimited mins
Texts available Starting at 60 texts Unlimited texts
Picture messaging Available on some Burners Unlimited pics
Auto-renewing numbers
Premium support
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 disposable numbers—great for salespeople, dating or Craigslist. They're available to purchase in the Burner iOS and Android apps.

Subscription Burners are last longer and renew automatically. Appropriate for work or personal use. Get started by choosing your new phone number on the next page!


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 number on their phone.

If someone calls you on 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 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.