Great for reaching a large audience! 5/5
Good way to reach out for sales tactics and making it personal, while also not giving out personal info.
Great burner app 5/5
By Hamid (hameed)
Easy to understand, decent pricing and great working app. Get to choose any area code you want, then select from an assortment of phone numbers.
Highly recommended if you don’t want Skype or something similar
Couldn’t even sign up 1/5
By C Huckaby
Tried to sign up but couldn’t even get a verification text to my phone - multiple tries.
Doesn’t work, endless loading gif 1/5
Broken app and website; cannot sign up for a new account at all. Errors say contact support. After digging a bit, found email address to report bugs. Waste of time.
Easy to use, flexible pricing. Exactly what I needed.
Right on 5/5
It is perfect does exactly what it says
The best solution out there for a second line. Was wondering if you could implement a night time mode or a black based theme. Even with brightness all the way down the white background is super bright at night.
Infinitely easier than having multiple phones 5/5
If you know what a burner phone is, then you already understand the concept behind this app. Except, it's SO MUCH better because you only need a single phone to use multiple phone numbers. How it works: you pick a phone number, and give that number to people. They call the number, which then calls your own phone's number. The caller never learns your "real" number, so it stays completely safe. If you never want that person to contact you again, you can burn the number you gave them, and that's it. They can't get in touch anymore. The only challenge with using the app, which you quickly get use to, is you must press the "1" button to accept an incoming call. After you do it a few times it becomes a habit and is not a big deal. I highly recommend this app, I use it all the time and find it to be very reliable and convenient.
Works as intended 4/5
It does exactly what it’s supposed to. The only downside is not being able to set a different ringtone for the burner line, and still show the caller’s incoming phone number at the same time. Currently you have to set Burner to display YOUR own burner number as the incoming phone number when someone calls that line. You save your burner number into your phone’s contact list and set a separate ringtone for that phone number. However, since the caller ID shows your burner number, you can’t screen who’s calling you that way. It will display the caller’s phone number in your call history so you still have access to the number after the call. Overall good app though and I was even able to get a local area which I was unable to do through even google voice.
Seriously this app is great
Too many errors when trying to send photos 2/5
I use this app to make online sales and so I need to be able to send photos. While this app works for texting 90% or the time without error codes, 9/10 it won’t send pictures. It always says some kind of error. iPhone 8 plus iOS 11
Great app 5/5
By Veggie Mona
I like it.
Great App! 5/5
So far this app is great. It works as it says it does.
I have a number dedicated to work and do not have to carry am extra phone.
I also like you can keep your work contacts in the app rather than than in your regular phone contacts.
Also, I contacted customer support with a silly question, but they were great and got back to me in the time window they said they would. That's a plus.
Thanks for creating a great option.
It's great for the most part. Wish it could let you watch videos when sent. Other than that it is an awesome app!
By Pittsburgh Andy
Works. The flat design interface is confusing, but that's a problem that Apple started with the introduction of iOS 7.
a great app 4/5
A wonderfully useful app. I travel for work and having a local number, if only for a few weeks, makes my life infinitely easier. Highly recommended app.
The only improvement I could ask for is deeper iOS integration, mainly CallKit support and share menu integration.
I would give 10 stars 5/5
This app is phenomenal! It's not much different from how you text & call from your cell phone already. You get a different phone number for privacy, that you can use for any online transactions, dating apps or any one you would like to keep private. This is a solid app, there's no crashes or bugs and if you run into a problem you can send a email to the support team.
Pretty dang good 5/5
By Dave Hannant
Sometimes texts are delayed but overall it works
Great but... 5/5
Most of the time, changes on my address book don't propagate to the Burner app. It's inconsistent.
Support, any ideas on how to fix this without having to reinstall the app every time I add or update a contact?
iOS 11 update they said... 3/5
Updated to iOS 11 tonight in my iPhone 7, and now Burner crashes when I go to save a picture... running the version of Burner that was said to be updated for iOS 11...
**edit** I figured it out. You have to try to SEND a photo first to have it trigger the give permission to photos dialogue. It should still probably trigger it when saving photos though.
Unalthorized charge 1/5
By Mr. Soccer Fan
Just received a charge on my card from the app, which I have deleted long ago. This is fraud.
Simple. Easy. Burns. 5/5
Does everything I want. Very comprehensive in features. Simple to set up too
Love the app!! Saves me so much time and hassle. You can easily find a number to your liking and discard whenever. Pricing is ok..but worth it! Makes you feel like you a uncover secret agent
Horrible App 1/5
It was working for 1 day and then stopped working and wouldn’t let me log in. I had several convos going and they’re not accessible now with no way to alert the participants.
Attempted to reach out to their customer support and received an email that says they will respond in 48 hours. This app is a waste of time, don’t download!
Inconsistent and unreliable 2/5
By S. Paghetti
Used this for years. It was my work number. DO NOT TRUST THIS APP TO WORK.
Works well..but sometimes not at all 3/5
I love this app, I really do. It's convenient, does what I need it to, and it simple to use. However, every couple days for no reason, I'll stop receiving or sending any calls or texts for a couple hours. I'm not sure why this is, as I'm sure it's not a problem on my end. As of right now, my friend has tried to call me twice and send me 5 texts, but in the past hour and a half I have received none if them. Please fix this for this to be a 5 star app!
Waste of my money 1/5
Paid for account. Could not receive incoming calls. Tried deleting & reinstalling per their support instructions. Supposed to get a 6 digit code via text to verify my number and instead it kept saying my code was YES. Since YES is a 3 letter word and not a 6 digit code, it was not accepted. Tried literally a dozen times and kept getting same text saying verification code was YES. So they basically just stole my $$ for a service that wasn’t working and now I can’t even get into my account. Complete joke of an app and a total ripoff, buyer beware!!
Has potential to be great 4/5
By Jay's i-Tunes
When it works, it works great!
When it doesn’t, it *****!
Have had issues with using the camera, attaching photos, gifs, videos, etc.Have reached out to support to advise, will wait and see if issues are rectified.
Burner my lil secret 5/5
Love this app, I've had for 4-5 years and like that I can uninstall it at night and install in the morning and it keep all my contacts, messages and like that I can put on mute, is just a really easy app to use that really works!
Great app! 5/5
Super easy to use have multiple lines it's great!
Works better than advertised 5/5
App works better than advertised I would recommend it to anyone who needs a secure second line for whatever reason.
No purchase restore?! 1/5
By John Cafone
I accidentally deleted the app and immediately reinstalled it. When I logged back in all of my credits were gone and no way of restoring my purchase.
Purpose built and works 4/5
Very solid app for a virtual phone line for messaging and voice calls. Some small delays sending pictures and no support for sending videos to the line. Overall, being able to manage multiple lines and quickly dismiss them works better than google voice lines or any other app I've seen. So many apps are looking for multiple lines able to be managed by one, this app achieves its goal of separation on a physical device. Looking forward to more development for managing contacts separately from contacts within the main OS
Great when you want to give your phone number out 4/5
I subscribed to the Premium contract plan. Very easy to use and super helpful! Designed well and I can splatter my number all over the internet and local classifieds. One odd occurrence I did notice is my battery dies quickly and my phone gets super hot when I'm on a call for more than 5 minutes. Having issues re-verifying my phone after wiping it out. I don't know who to contact. Had to move to 4 stars because of lack of support.
Works as designed.
Pretty good 4/5
Works well. My only issue is sometimes, messages won't go through.
Perfect for me 5/5
By Patricia Learned
I had to upgrade in order to send pictures with the message and spending $4.99 to do was worth it.
Does not verify Craigslist!!!! 1/5
The Burner app presents itself as the best of the best in providing a layer of privacy between you and the rest of the world. However, the burner app will not verify craigslist!!! Maybe the Burner app should focus on the small things, and guarantee that the phone number verifies any and all social media and other buying and selling applications. Instead of, making integrations to slack and Google docs, etc. to say that I am disappointed in the five dollars that I am paying for a phone number for one month would be an immense understatement!!! I would certainly not recommend the Burner app to anyone else!!!!!
Almost as good as text messaging 4/5
This service works almost as well as the texting service provided by your cellular phone company. And it has much more compatibility than Google Voice; it works with most services that I've tried (though a few will still reject any VoIP number). And it can receive MMS/picture messages and send them too (for a fee).
The app, on the other hand, has a few rough edges. Notably, trying to position the insert cursor, doesn't show you the text as you move, leaving you to guess where the cursor will land. Also, renewal reminders are hit or miss. Sometimes you'll get reminded that your burner is about to expire; sometimes you won't. And even when it works, it may only give you an hour or two advance warning. Too bad for you if you're busy when that happens. Expired Burners disappear and take your number and all your messages along with them.
Also, this app drains your phone battery like nothing I've ever seen. Like streaming video. Like continuous GPS navigation. Even if you're idle waiting for texts to appear, your battery will die quickly. It makes me suspicious about what the app is doing behind the scenes.
Other than that, the service is great for times that you don't want to use your permanent, identifiable cellular phone number. And it's reasonably priced.
Burner Review 5/5
Great app ! Need to be able to get movies and other MMS features and it would be perfect! Occasional server crashes but overall pretty reliable. Phone service is usually good. The multi line option is also great! Very satisfied .
Love this service. 5/5
When you need to make calls but don't want other parties having your real phone number, you cannot go wrong with burner
Best I've had!! 5/5
It's been great having this burner. I can use this for my dating, business and returning calls that seem suspicious. This app has been awesome! I pay the low monthly fee and I can't be without it!
Great app but would love voicemail 4/5
By Alan Peters
I'm really enjoying having a second number where I can screen out callers I don't know until I'm comfortable with them but is there a way to have voicemail or is that just not possible?
Too many expiration notifications 3/5
I don't need 5 different notifications at different intervals reminding me that my number is expiring. Just one 24 hours before is enough.
Unfortunately the app does not let you fine tune the notifications other than on/off for all of them (I do want to receive message/call notifications), so I cannot just turn off the expiration notifications.
Reliable App 5/5
Worth the money
This app is amazing you pay for what you get not disappointed at all!
Good app 3/5
This is a decent nap for what it is. Two things I wish they will work on sending and receiving pictures and videos for paid subscribers. I also would've liked if messages are sent with blue bubbles like "iMessages". Otherwise, it's a good app
Pin code 3/5
By Bebe LeStrange
I was enjoying the Burner app and subscribed at $4.99 for a month. I am now asked to put in a pin code and I don't remember it. How can I reset this pin code? I can't find an option.
Had on the phone for a while, decided to give it a try.
1. You cannot change any account information from within the app once its entered, so be careful.
2. It is being filtered by ALL of the major Social Media sites so they won't even accept ANY of the numbers generated.
3. Of the sites that will accept these numbers, NOT ONE was able to a text message through for verification purposes.
4. Misleading in that it ONLY offers numbers from the US and Canada.
5. Wasted money on buying credits for a POS application