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Top 4 Temporary Burner Number Apps [2nd PHONE NUMBER]

Burner numbers aren’t just for criminals. In fact, there are some solid reasons why you might want to use a burner number app. However, there are tons of apps on the market to choose from, and you might be a little confused as to which app is the one for you. That’s why we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about burner number apps, as well as to give you some solid app recommendations. Think you might need a burner number? Then read on!


Top 4 Temporary Burner Number Apps [2nd PHONE NUMBER]


A burner number app does something very specific. It gives you a new phone number that you can give out, one that isn’t your personal number. But when a caller dials that new number, it’s still your phone that rings. Historically, we’ll be honest, these burner numbers were used for criminal purposes, but there are a fair few less-nefarious reasons that you might want to get one.


If you need to put your phone number online, perhaps because you’re selling something, for example. Or maybe because you’re applying for a job. Or perhaps you’re giving your number to someone who may need it for a short period of time, but who you don’t want to have future contact with. Burner app numbers are useful for online dating, for giving out to Airbnb customers, and for all kinds of temporary contact.


The benefit of a burner number is that it can be destroyed, meaning whoever gets that number won’t be able to contact you using it at a later date. When and if you destroy that burner number is, of course, up to you. But if you’re giving out a phone number to people you don’t know or don’t know well, then a burner number just helps keep you a little safer. Plus, there’s little chance that a burner number can be traced back to your name or address (unlike a simple mobile number), so there’s added security there too.


Wait, Is This Legal?


Yes, burner number apps are legal in the UK. However, they won’t protect you from the all-seeing eye of the authorities. Calls and texts still come through to your personal phone, meaning they’ll still show up on phone records, and could potentially be accessed by the police, for example. So you won’t be evading problems if you happen to be a criminal. Plus, we wouldn’t advise giving out a burner number to the police or as contact info to a government office. This wouldn’t exactly be illegal, but it could lead to some serious questions.


What Are My Options?


You have two basic options when you’re looking at burner number apps, both with pros and cons. Here are your choices:


Free Apps


There are a few free apps, either completely free or with free trial periods. The obvious benefit here is that you don’t need to pay anything. However, options are extremely limited, and app quality varies. Most of these apps are free trials, meaning you’ll get a certain period of free use, but you’ll need to pay after that.


Pros: You don’t need to pay.


Cons: App might not work as well as you’d like, and in the case of a free trial you’ll end up having to pay after a few days anyway. Plus, choices are extremely limited.


Best For: Those looking for a burner number to use just for a day or so, those looking to try before they buy.


Paid Apps

Your other choice is to go for a paid app. Paid apps vary, some are pay to download, some are pay per minute of calling, or pay per phone number added. Because you’re paying app quality tends to be higher, but those calling charges can add up pretty quickly, so you’ll need to be careful.


Pros: App is likely to be of better quality, you’ll have more options for adding extra numbers, etc.


Cons: Charges can add up quickly, so you could end up paying more than you bargained for.


Best For: Those looking for a burner number to use for a longer period of time, those that frequently need burner numbers

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Hushed

TextFree

Burner

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