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You probably find yourself giving away your phone number pretty often. Whether it be at bars, dating sites, Craigslist, or any other place where you’re not entirely confident in the person you’re possibly giving your number to. In these cases, you need a way to protect yourself from possible abuse. By giving away your real number, you’re completely at risk, but with a disposable number, you’re much safer because you can always cancel the number.

disposable phone numbers

Burner is an iOS application which allows you to create new disposable numbers and then remove them when necessary. The application makes it easy to manage multiple disposable numbers, letting you label them for convenience, so you’ll remember which number you’re using for what occasion. You can also control number-specific settings, letting certain calls trigger the ringtone while others won’t.

It should be noted, however, that this service only works in the US and Canada. The creation and removal of these disposable numbers aren’t free either, but it’s a price worth paying for the privacy and control.


  • Create disposable phone numbers which you can easily share with strangers.
  • Control settings such as the ringtone on a per-number basis.
  • Only available in US and Canada.
  • Similar tools: MyAKA, RingShuffle and Numbr.

Check it out @ the Apple App Store


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  1. Rusty Hicks
    December 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Great idea to use disposable numbers to keep anonymous. Is this the way the hundreds of political phone calls we received pre-election? We would later try to call them back to have our number removed but the phone number was, really quickly, no longer in service.