A 1-900 telephone number, in the North American Numbering Plan, has the form 1-900-###-####, and is often called a 900 number or a 1-900 number ("one-nine-hundred").
The recipient on the other end of a call or text will only see your Burner number on their phone.
If someone calls your Burner and you don't answer, the call goes to your Burner voicemail.
One scheme involved inducing users to download a program known as a dialer that surreptitiously dialed a premium-rate number, accumulating charges on the user's phone bill without their knowledge.
Another now-uncommon premium-rate scam involves television programming that induces young children to dial the number, banking on the notion that they will be unaware of the charges that will be incurred.
At that time, the intent for area code 900 was as a choke exchange—a code that blocked large numbers of simultaneous callers from jamming up the long distance network.
Numbers with the 900 area code were those which were expected to have a huge number of potential callers, and the 900 area code was screened at the local level to allow only a certain number of the callers in each area to access the nationwide long distance network for reaching the destination number.
To transfer your number during this call you will need your account number and your account password or pin from your current phone service.
This information is required to complete the number transfer successfully.
You create text messages from within the Burner app.
The texts appear to the receiver just like they would a normal text message. Texts sent or received count against your data only (and don’t use much data at all).
Also, the early incarnation of 900 was not billed at premium-rate charges, but rather at regular long distance charges based on the time of day and day of week that the call was placed.