Burner app pricing too confusing for you?

You might have realised that burner apps have:

  • different pricing structures,
  • various costs and
  • a whole other mess of additional or hidden fees to figure out.

We took a quick look at costs for some popular burner apps earlier. This guide will break down burner app pricing into key points you should absolutely be aware of.

What to know about burner app pricing

Tip 1: What pricing structures does a burner app have?

(image credit: Bonobology) Burner apps can often have many confusing pricing structures.

Most burner apps typically offer one or more plans for users. Plans can vary from:

  • subscription plans
  • prepaid plans
  • pay-as-you-go plans

Subscription plans have recurring fees, while prepaid and PAYG plans don’t.

Additionally, plans can also vary according to size and duration.

Some burner apps have reduced versions of basic plans, while others include “upsized” packages for more call minutes, texts and mobile data.

Tip 2: How transparent is the pricing?

(image credit: CompleteRx) Choose a burner app that's upfront about its prices.

A key difference in burner app pricing is how transparent pricing is.

Some burner apps may only choose to disclose pricing for their smaller packages, while others have other costs you’ll need to pay for in order to properly use the app at all.

Also, some burner apps may come with additional features that require an additional fee to use.

Be sure you’re clear on what you’re paying for before committing to any burner app.

Tip 3: Are there tiered costs, or do prices stay the same?

Take note if costs vary by quantity or stay constant

Additionally, burner apps may choose to price the number of burner numbers differently.

This typically means that the first number you get is more expensive on average, but subsequent burner numbers get cheaper the more you use.

On the other hand, some burner apps like our own Phoner price all burner numbers the same. That means you get to pay the same rates whether you’re using just one or a hundred burner numbers.

Tip 4: Are texts and calls on the burner app priced differently?

Prices often vary from product to product. For burner apps, different rates may be charged for calls and texts.

Another thing to take note of is whether a burner app chooses to price texts and calls at different rates.

Some burner apps, like our own Phoner, lets you text other burner app users for free.

Others, like Cover Me, have separate plans just for mobile numbers.

If you plan to send both calls and texts, you may want to look out for burner apps that include both calls and texts in their plans.

Tip 5: What’s free to use and for how long is it free?

(image credit: Channel Futures) All burner apps tend to have a free trial period. Others, a free number.

Last but not least, you should also find out what features on the burner app are free to use, and how long are they free to use for.

Most burner apps give their users a free trial period that typically last between 3 days to a week.

A handful of them also provide users with one free burner number they can use without paying at all.

Also, burner apps may come with additional free productivity and privacy-oriented add-ons.

Phoner, for example, comes with complimentary call forwarding and call recording features.

These add-ons aren’t always free however. Cover Me’s Private Vault feature requires users to pay a separate subscription fee.

Get the best in burner app pricing with Phoner

If you’re looking for the most affordable mobile privacy solution around, Phoner is right here for you.

Phoner promises highly transparent and affordable pricing.

With pay-as-you-go-rates starting at less than 10 USD, pay low rates for your calls and texts only when you want to.

And because you’ll only ever pay when you want to, never worry about missing recurring fees  again with Phoner burner app.

Those were just a few key tips on burner app pricing. Keep them in mind and spend smartly on burner apps!