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Burner review: Disposable phone numbers for maximum privacy

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At a Glance
  • Ad Hoc Labs Burner

    Macworld Rating

    Burner allows iPhone owners to maintain privacy by setting up limited-use alternate phone numbers for calls, texts, and picture messages.

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    Burner allows iPhone owners to maintain privacy by setting up limited-use alternate phone numbers for calls, texts, and picture messages.

    Pros

    • Disposable phone numbers for all occasions
    • Incoming or outgoing calls, texts, and picture messages
    • Auto-reply for texts

    Cons

    • In-app credits expensive for continued use
    • Occasional issue with “bad” phone number assignments
    • MMS messaging limited to single package

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