Burner is already great to give a phone number to people you may not want to have your real number, but its chat bot, Ghostbot, makes it even better — and safer. Whether it’s a bad date who won’t stop texting you or an annoying match on a dating site, Ghostbot can take care of it for automatically.
Of course, you’ll need to already have a Burner number for Ghostbot to work, but once you enable him for your selected number, you can designate specific people or phone numbers as “ghosted” numbers, and when they text you, Ghostbot will automatically respond to their messages with one of a ton of scripted responses. The service uses natural language processing to pick an appropriate response for their inquiry, so if they try to ask you out for dinner, or drops you a pick up line, or makes an unwanted suggestive comment, Ghostbot will reply with something appropriate. They run the gamut from simple things like “i’m sick,” or “sorry, I’m overwhelmed with work,” to more assertive or aggressive responses, all until the conversation peters out or the offender gets the hint and gives up.
Best of all, Ghostbot has personality, and replies in kind to the person texting it. It responds at random intervals and can be conversational at times or shut down conversations, so it’s not clear to the other party that they’re talking to a bot. Obviously you’d only use something like this after making your disinterest in the other party clear, but we all know how well that can go (and how many people just keep texting even after you’ve asked them not to), so in those cases, Ghostbot can help you get a little peace and quiet. The only limitation on it is that you have to be using a Burner number to begin with for it to work.