Fans of HBO’s The Wire will recognize “Burner” right away as Baltimore gangs’ argot for a disposable cell phone. An iPhone app of the same name, released yesterday, gives us a way to do it all from a smartphone.
Alternative and temporary numbers have been available to smartphone users before, through services like Google Voice or SkypeIn, but Burner streamlines the process to a few taps. Avoiding giving out your real number while selling your couch on Craigslist (or for sketchier purposes) has never been simpler.
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