Create disposable telephone numbers for the iPhone with Burner

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16 Responses to “Create disposable telephone numbers for the iPhone with Burner”

  1. Aaron Swain says:

    …created by kidnappers for kidnappers!

    • n0mad13 says:

      I can’t imagine that this isn’t just as traceable as using a regular number. After all, the phone is still using the same SIM, isn’t it? I suppose it does make it easier to behave like a creep, but generally speaking, I think that a piece of software that does nothing more than make it slightly less logistically challenging to be a stalker isn’t going to lead to a massive surge in the number of masturbating mouth-breathers lurking in the bushes.

  2. Xof says:

    “Domain of drug dealers / hookers” moral panic coming in 3… 2…

  3. mobobo says:

    stalkers and recruitment consultants rejoice

  4. Ron Foster says:

    This would be great for tech conventions. So you will not get hammered by vendors

  5. McNulty is already on to us.  time to get back on the beepers.

  6. redstarr says:

    It’d be awesome for single people,too.   When you meet someone that you seem to hit it off with and are interested enough in to want to get in touch with them again later, but aren’t really sure enough to really want to give them your permanent primary number, you could just give them the burner number.  That number would work long enough for you to get to know them better, see how it goes, and if they turn out to be cool, you can give them your real number before the burner expires .  If things don’t work out, no worries, they’ll be out of your hair for good as soon as the number expires.  It wouldn’t be a help for the ones that you date a while and then things go bad and they won’t let it go, but it’d be awesome for the one date disasters. 

  7. Thorzdad says:

    “This would come in handy, for example, if you are selling something on Craigslist, and you don’t want to give out your permanent telephone number.”

    Isn’t this what Google Voice is for? And that’s a free number, too.

  8. redstarr says:

     It’d be cool for when you want to give an unfamiliar company you’re doing business with a working number to get in touch with you if they NEED to, but you don’t want to give them your real number.  Then they could call you if they’ve got a problem with your order, but won’t be able to be all spammy forever.  If the company turns out to be cool about only calling when you’d really want them to and they turn out to be something you order from again, you can just update your account with your real number for next time.

  9. microcars says:

    now I have a crick in my neck

  10. Gilbert Wham says:

    Dual-sim phone from china, half the price of an HTC, just as good, SIM from corner shop, 99p.

  11. brandonmwest says:

    Cut out the middle man and roll your own solution directly with http://www.twilio.com

  12. greenberger says:

    This is awesome- more tools for humanity to hide behind! I can’t wait to sell some phony concert tickets on craigslist now….

  13. Crispy King says:

    is there anything like this for android  ?

  14. Greg O'Brien says:

    Michael Westen will be all over this. So will Fiona.

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