Imagine you have listed an item for sale on Craigslist or eBay and you do not want to give out your real number to a complete stranger. One way is to get a disposable phone, so you keep your regular number away from strangers.
A better way would be to use an app that would do the job for you. Named Burner, this iPhone app provides you with a new phone number that’s good for either 20 minutes or 60 text messages or seven days. After that there is an option where you can press the “Burn” button in the app which will then wipe off the number from Ad Hoc’s servers.
The app is priced at $1.99 and you will be entitled with one temporary number, after which you need to buy in more credits from the company to create more numbers.