What is a Burner phone

What is a Burner Phone?

Do you ever feel like giving out your number is too risky? Do you need a second number to help you keep the various aspects of your life separate? Well, that’s what a Burner phone is for.

Why use a Burner

You can never be too careful, which is why we created Burner.

Burner is the original second phone number app for calling and texting. With Burner, you can protect yourself from spam or junk calls, separate different types of contacts by phone number, and switch phone numbers.

We know how important privacy seriously, but it should be easy as well. With the Burner app, there are no contracts, no connection to your personal number, and no annoying ads.

Life is complicated enough. Your phone shouldn’t be.

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How to use burner

Keep work off your personal number

Burner's muting, and do-not-disturb settings can help you find the balance between your work and personal lives. Plus you can switch phone numbers when you switch jobs or use a Burner number on your public resume to protect your personal number.

Daily privacy

You don’t need a specific reason to use Burner; caring about your personal safety, privacy, and identity is reason enough.  Burner numbers work for any situation, including new friends you're not quite sure about yet or even coworkers who, quite honestly, don’t need to be on your personal number.

Website signups

We’ve all been there; you sign up for a website, enter your phone number, and then immediately start receiving texts. It’s a pain. If you know you need to use a number for a website signup, use a Burner number.


1 in 10 online profiles is a scammer. That means if you swipe through ten profiles on Tinder, at least one of them is likely a fake. Whether you’re trying to keep things casual or just want to get to know someone before you give them your real number, a Burner phone number keeps things from getting messy.

Ebay, Craiglist, etc.

When you're texting that Craiglister about the pickup location of your couch, it’s best to use Burner. You can cut off contact afterward by deleting the number, and they won't be able to lookup your personal information online by reverse searching your real phone number.


When you’re applying for gigs or working new clients, you still need to protect yourself and your privacy. A Burner phone number is not only a great way to  keep your clients organized and off your personal number, but it’s also a great way to avoid getting contacted from old gigs once they’re over.

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  • Unlimited calls and texts
  • Pick your own local number
  • Blocking, auto-reply & voicemail
  • Spam blocking
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