Many times we are not comfortable in sharing personal information like phone numbers with strangers. Also, some websites ask us to post cellphone numbers to their database, but would you trust that website and enter the number without thinking twice? Well, now you don’t need to think much, as here comes an app for iPhone that will solve this problem.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could generate a temporary phone number for such purposes? We can use such a number and and give it to everyone without thinking much. What’s more, that number can even be posted on our Facebook wall. The good thing is, that now you can do all this, thanks to a new app – Burner.
Burner provides disposable phone numbers for your iPhone at the push of a button. The app is created by Ad Hoc Labs, and is perfect for dating, job searches, short-term projects, Craigslist, and other such services/tasks when you don’t want to reveal your real number.
Burner creates temporary numbers, and when you use it to make a call from that number, your recipient’s caller ID will show that Burner number and not your real phone number. When anybody calls you back, their call will be diverted to your voicemail. When you are done using your temporary number, you can easily delete that number (or “burn” it in this app’s language). When you burn a number, it is taken out of your phone immediately.
This is a paid app and comes preloaded with 3 credits, which gives you 20 minutes of voice time, or 60 text messages, or 7 days. If you want more credits, then the packages can be easily purchased in-app.
Before trying out this app, one thing’s worth noting: Burner works only in the US and Canada. So if you live outside these two countries, then don’t bother purchasing this app as it won’t be of any use.
Try out Burner from App Store.