Ever wished you had a completely separate phone number to your own main digits that you could call and text from as normal, hand out to random ‘fancies’ in bars and clubs and then, when you don’t need it, just dump it and them instantly? Welcome to Burner…
We’ve all seen it in movies when a fugitive/burnt spy/killy kidnapper uses a prepay phone to call in to make clear his/her innocence/declaration of revenge/non-head-severing ransom demands, before dropping the thing in a bin and thwarting any police/security service/police again attempts to track his/her location; it’s the oldest trick in the non-triangulation book.
However, it’s also rather expensive and cash can be tricky to come by when you’re on the lam or in hiding, which is what makes Burner such an interesting proposition. Download the app, press a button to set yourself up instantly with a second temporary number, name it anything you like – ‘Agent Provocateur’, ‘Cop Mocker’, Dr Richard Kimble, for example – and phone around free from the fear that you’ll be plagued with pestersome phone calls or messages no matter who has the number, because you can just ‘burn’ it at any time.
One free number comes with the app, but you can pay to have as many as you like, each complete with own voicemail, access to your address book through the app, the ability to set different ring tones, and the ability to share your new number through social networks or email.
THE BOTTOM LINE
A quick, easy and smart way to avoid having to give your fulltime digit details to strangers you may be selling something to or buying from, or, indeed, for any of the far dodgier or dating ideas outlined earlier, Burner has got your number…
Current version: 1.0
Requires Android 2.3.3 and up