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App turns iPhones, Android phones into burner phones

14 Dec

Reason enough for me to Reblog this wee article.
Confusione al nemico.

Eideard

Despite what you might think from watching “Law and Order,” it’s not only crooks who want disposable phone numbers.

There are all kinds of reasons people don’t want to give out their number, in part accounting for the popularity of cheap cellphones, often called “burners.”

But it’s not really the cellphone most people want to replace. It’s just the number.

So one startup has built its business around letting people use their cellphone with multiple “burner” phone numbers.

Ad Hoc labs, a nine-person, Los Angeles-based startup, created Burner, an iOS and Android app that lets people get one or more temporary numbers. The app is free to download, but customers pay for more than a minimal amount of use or for more than one burner number.

And it’s built a pretty good business, with Burner frequently ranking near the top of the best-grossing apps in the utilities section of…

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Posted by on December 14, 2014 in freedom

 

One response to “App turns iPhones, Android phones into burner phones

  1. kstreet607

    January 2, 2015 at 16:03

    With all the ads and junk mail I get on my phone…they track my internet spending…I’d like to get this. Thanks for the heads up! 🙂

     

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