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But for the uninitiated, a burner is a no-contract, prepaid mobile phone, usually an ultra-cheap handset you buy in a store (with cash, for privacy), activate with a call or online, use for a while, then discard.
The throwing away is the "burning" part, but tossing it is optional, since these days you can "top off" the minutes on a prepaid phone and keep using it. Perhaps you're buying or selling items on Craigslist, managing an Airbnb listing, or online dating.
Thankfully, there are a lot of ways to get an extra, temporary phone number that works with your i Phone or Android smartphone.
You can use them to make calls or send texts (even with photos) and get messages back in return.
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A Chrome extension helps you manage numbers, but it doesn't do calls or texts on the desktop.
The biggest is that you typically can't use them to call 911 for help.
Some services build that particular limit into their terms of service—they don't want to get sued when you call emergency services and get bupkis.
The services below make a point of showing a temporary number when you call, so communication can happen—until you want it to stop (or run out the clock on a number).
Note that there are some serious drawbacks with these services.