‘Burner – Disposable Phone Numbers’ iPhone app goes free, gets referral program, improved call history, custom voicemail, more

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!