We’ve told you about the Burner iOS app from Ad Hoc Labs in the past, an iOS app that received a lot of attention for its ability to provide temporary numbers for receiving SMS and calls on the iPhone. Today the developers are announcing a major update to the app that introduces a number of new features such a referral program and custom voicemail messages. While temporary Burner numbers aren’t free, Ad Hoc Labs is also dropping the $1.99 price tag and making Burner available as a free download starting today.
Not only can you download the app now for free, Burner is also providing a “Sample Burner” to get you started:
Once a user downloads the free iOS or Android app, he or she can create a ”Sample Burner” for free. Additional numbers can be purchased via credit packages starting at $1.99. There are also extension options available for purchase.
Among the major new features for the app is a referral program that will allow users to earn credits by recommending other users to the app, the ability to reactive disabled numbers, improved notifications, and much more:
What’s New in Version 1.6.5
Burner 1.6.5 includes additional features and polishes on 1.6. Enjoy!
1.6 is a significant update with major new features and enhancements including:
★ REFERRAL PROGRAM to award credits to you and your friends for sharing Burner
★ NO PREMATURE BURNING. If you run out of minutes/messages, your number will be disabled but can be reloaded to reactivate (until the expiration date)
★ BETTER NOTIFICATIONS that deep link to texts, missed calls, and voicemails, and include the name of your caller if you’ve edited the number to include a name
★ CALL HISTORY MANAGEMENT. Star, rename, or archive conversations.
★ CUSTOM VOICEMAIL GREETINGS
And much more!