Sideline vs. Burner

Burner is a great choice for people who are looking to communicate anonymously and use multiple numbers. However, the lack of functional features leaves a lot of room for improvement if you’re planning to use your 2nd number regularly.
Sideline provides reliable, carrier-level call quality and texting while boasting a wide variety of features to make communicating with your 2nd number more convenient.

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When you compare,
there’s no comparison.

2nd Phone Number

Choose a reliable 2nd number with unlimited calling, texting, and voicemail. Learn More

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Patented Carrier Call Quality

Sideline uses proprietary technology to connect calls via your cellular network for unrivaled reliability.

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Picture and Video Messages

Burner requires you to upgrade to their premium tier of service to send and receive videos.

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Verification Codes

You’ll have to pay extra to receive verification codes for account authentication through Burner.

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Web Texting

Take your conversation to a bigger screen with the Sideline Web texting portal. Burner only works on your phone.

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Number Porting

Already have a 2nd number? Unlike Burner, Sideline lets you transfer your number from another service, device, or landline. Learn more

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Auto-Reply to Calls and Texts

Automatically respond to missed calls and text messages whenever you’re busy. Learn More

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Multiple Voicemails

Create and manage multiple voicemail greetings for separate circumstances.

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Voicemail Transcription

Voicemails are converted to text so you can reference important information later.

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Live In-App Chat

Have questions or need help? Get help immediately via live chat through the app!

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Follow your calling.

Sideline gives you a 2nd number with all the communication tools you need to start, work, grow, and pursue your passion.

Try it free for 7 days — Only $14.49/mo after

Available for iOS and Android.

Here’s what users are saying about Sideline:

5 Stars Rating

“Awesome app. I’ve tried a lot of them and this one has the best call quality because it runs off of your cellular network.”

– Najee W, Sideline User

5 Stars Rating

“Great app. Great call quality.
Perfect second line.”

– Wa J, Sideline User

5 Stars Rating

“A must-have app for small business… It’s the best out there. Hands down.”

– Nick74952, Sideline User