Made popular by Hollywood spy movies and mystery-thrillers, burner phones often make an appearance where one character or another makes or accepts a phone call on a burner and then nonchalantly snaps it in half and junks it. Burner phones are really just prepaid phones, but they’re still kinda pricey, especially if you’re going to be snapping them in half and tossing them in the trash after every phone call.
The crew over at Ad Hoc Labs recognizes that although there’s certainly a need for privacy when using telecommunication technology it shouldn’t be something that isn’t economically viable for the average Jane or Joe. So, they developed the Burner app for Android (and iOS).
Simple and free to use, Burner allows you to create free local phone numbers through your existing smartphone that you can use in a variety of situations. Use a Burner phone number to share with telemarketers and eliminate intrusive phone calls, or give out a Burner app number to clients or colleagues to preserve privacy with work-related communication.
Burner gives users greater control over their mobile identity without compromising any personal information. It also is easy to manage multiple numbers along with fast disposal of them when you no longer need to use.
Check out Burner for yourself and download it from Google Play.
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