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Burner app review: offering disposable phone numbers for texting, voice calls, and MMS

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Introduction

Burner offers disposable phone numbers that you can use for sending text messages, making voice calls, and for sending multimedia messages. The app allows you to use as many numbers as you need for whatever purpose without exposing your true phone number. You can then ‘burn’ or dispose these numbers anytime you want. Developed by Ad Hoc Labs, the app is compatible only with iPhone.

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Burner - Free Phone Number for Private Texts, Calls, and Pictures

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Why Use the Burner App

Since its launch last year, the Burner app for iPhone has already received a lot of positive raves from the mainstream media. It was included in the top 50 Apps List of Time Magazine and was featured in The New York Times, Lifehacker, BoingBoing, Engadget, and many more.

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The app started as an extension for an online call service platform. But it became very popular among business users so the developers transformed Burner as a standalone app for mobile devices.

The principle behind Burner is simple: get a disposable number so you can hide and protect your personal phone number. You can get as many numbers as you need and use them to send and receive text messages and MMS. At any time, you can dispose your “other” numbers if you don’t need them anymore.

This app can help protect your personal privacy. You can use your Burner numbers when filling-in online forms, transacting official business, listing products on Craigslist, and many more. The app effectively separates your business transactions with your personal communications.

You can download the Burner app on the App Store for free. It will then offer you a limited time free trial but you have to buy a subscription when the free version expires. You can get different subscription packages through in-app purchase. 

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Best Features of Burner App

Burner offers free phone numbers for your iPhone. You can get as many numbers as you need and use them to send and receive text messages. The Burner number also supports multimedia messages and voice calls.

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You can dispose any Burner number anytime you want. Discarded phone numbers cannot be used again in order to protect user privacy and security.

This app offers free phone numbers that are valid in the United States and all regions of Canada. Unfortunately, the app does not support phone numbers for Puerto Rico.

One of the most useful features of Burner is the auto-reply option. You can configure an automated text-reply message so you can stay in touch with your contacts even when you are on vacation.

And lastly, Burner offers limited-time free trial for sending free text messages. You can use the free version to test the service of Burner. 

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Burner - Free Phone Number for Private Texts, Calls, and Pictures

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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Easy to use with no complicated setup
  • Offers unlimited phone numbers
  • Allows you to dispose phone numbers anytime
  • Supports text messaging, voice calls, and MMS
  • Offers automatic reply option

Cons

  • Only available in U.S. and Canada
  • Does not support international roaming

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Final Thoughts

Burner is one of the most popular business apps in the App Store. This award-winning app allows you to get disposable phone numbers to protect your personal phone number. This is quite possibly the best iPhone VOIP app for those who need to use temporary contact information and disposable numbers. 

Burner - Free Phone Number for Private Texts, Calls, and Pictures

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.