Burner - Product Stars
Best products of September 2018


Disposable Phone numbers

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Kevin Li
really good idea and execution
Josh Elman
This works so well. I use it for craigslist and occasional drug deals. Well not the latter but serious about craigslist.
Kevin Li
@josh ROFL
Greg Cohn
One of the founders here. It's an old post but I'm happy to answer questions. Thanks for the votes!
Naomi Assaraf
I want this for all the dudes who try to pick me up.

How Burner Protects Your Real Number

We reroute calls coming to your Burner and send them to your cell phone so your personal number stays private.

Burner is your number for...

HustlingCoachingRentalsDatingTwitterCustomersTasksDogwalkingInstagramWorkSpamFansRandomTeachingSafetyEventsSecretsTinderShoppingCar DealersContractsAirbnbCraigslistGhostingDudesWeb FormsSmall BusinessMovingGigsLyftComedyFrenemiesAmazonTwo Factor AuthBumbleVolunteeringPostmatesSoftwareArchivingPodcastingCoworkers

Only give your personal number to people you trust. For everyone else, there's Burner.

How It Works


Create as many simultaneous local numbers as you need, in any U.S. or Canadian area code.


Calls and texts work similarly to how they do on your main cell phone number.


Keep numbers as long as you want, and burn them whenever you like.

★★★★★ Review by Jaden D



Choose The Plan That Works for You


Prepaid Burners are temporary disposable numbers—great for salespeople, dating or Craigslist. They're available to purchase in the Burner iOS and Android apps.


+ 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 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.