Bryley Basics: Setup your Android or Apple phone as a burner
Anna Darlagiannis and Gavin Livingstone, Bryley Systems Inc.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a disposable phone-number; one you could use to make calls to an unavoidable person that you’d rather not have call you back? Well, you can now get Burner from Ad Hoc Labs, Inc.
Burner creates phone-numbers on your existing phone. You can create multiple burner numbers, temporary or long term, which are accessed through the app.
Burner is perfect for keeping your phone-number private. Potential uses include:
- First dates,
- Selling items on craigslist, and
- Responding to nuisance situations.
Basically, any time you wish to remain anonymous and keep your real phone-number private, you can call or text through Burner and avoid the hassle of a potential call-back or text-back.
Burner starts at $1.99 and can be purchased through App Store (Apple) or via Google Play. Pricing is based on functionality:
- Number of texts sent,
- Number of minutes used, and
- Number of days the phone number stays active.
Burner is, however, free to download and Ad Hoc Labs provides a free trial – you can test a free burner phone-number for up to seven days.