Dating by mobile phone
It used to be that having a burner phone meant you were up to no good.The physical phones were bought to be discarded and used in all kinds of nefarious dealings (see HBO's "The Wire").
"The thing we’re talking about with connections to Slack, you’re not seeing that from the big carriers," Cohn said.
Having a Burner number through the app lets you text and call as normal, but it's even more powerful than that thanks to a series of integrations.
"We think phone numbers in the future are important in the ecosystem," Cohn said.
The team initially underestimated how many different ways people would use a Burner number.
Many use it for quick tasks like selling a couch on Craigslist so they don't have to give out their personal number.