Sunday, August 12, 2012
Four Tricks for Phone Calls
Burner, $1.99 (plus pay for credits)
The Burner app got a lot of buzz this week. If you ever wanted a temporary number that you can later ditch, it’s a nice little option. I gave it a run and it does what it advertises.
The app costs $1.99 and gives you three free credits. Three credits will give you "a valid number for 7 days or 20 talk minutes or 60 texts". You can "burn"/get rid of the number whenever you want. During this time, you also have access to your original cell number. See other options below.
Still a reliable option. Want your number to show up unlisted? Just dial *67 followed by the number you want to call and your number will show up blocked. I also use *72 to forward my calls to my other phone sometimes (just dial *72 and the number and you'll hear two -three beeps) you can cancel the forward by dialing *73 and the number you want to stop forwarding it to.
Go straight to anyone's voicemail. That’s right. The phone won’t even ring, so you can leave a message and play dumb. You have to sit through a ten second ad, but honestly, who cares. Just dial 267- SLYDIAL (267-759-3425)
Fake-A-Call, $0.99 / Fake-Call-Me (Android) $0.99
This app has been out for a while but is still decent for getting out of an awkward date or escaping a scene with a "talker". The app creates a fake incoming call with name and number and set time to ring. You can even go as far as setting up a fake FaceTime call, but I recommend you keep it simple.