burner phone

burner phone

A cell phone, usually prepaid, that one uses to avoid having their activities (often illicit or inappropriate ones) traced to them. The suspect's wife didn't know he had a second phone, so I bet it's a burner phone he used for drug deals.
See also: burner, phone
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When the FBI interviewed her two weeks later, she said Schwarz had offered $2,000 for helping with the crime and had told her to buy a burner phone.
And when they find a week's worth of clothes, a new burner phone and a huge wodge of cash, DS Armstrong and co quickly deduce that she wasn't packing for an evening at the youth club.
And when they look inside to discover a week's worth of clothes, a brand new burner phone and a rather huge wodge of cash, DS Lisa Armstrong and co quickly deduce that she wasn't packing for an evening at the youth club.
The prosecutors for the UK financial regulator allege that Choucair received tips from Fabiana Abdel-Malek, an ex-UBS compliance officer known to have accessed confidential information on deals and was using a burner phone to communicate with Choucair.
His luck seems to change when he's told to speak to another inmate, Fraser, about getting hold of a burner phone. But after helping out Fraser with a favour, Mick realises he's in too deep and is left fearing for his life.
EastEnders BBC1, Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri In prison, it seems like Mick's luck might change when he's told to speak to another inmate, Fraser, about getting hold of a burner phone. But after helping out Fraser with a favour, Mick realises he's in too deep and is left fearing for his life.
EASTENDERS (BBC1) HE MAY be in prison, but Mick is still very much the devoted family man - he even asks fellow prisoner Fraser to get him a burner phone so he can wish Johnny happy birthday.
EASTENDERS He may be in prison, but Mick is still very much the devoted family man - he even asks fellow prisoner Fraser to get him a burner phone so he can wish Johnny happy birthday.
Sally finds a burner phone hidden in the gutter at No 4, presumably planted by Duncan.
Attorney Kathleen Gavin told Bennett that supporters of Oaks didn't know the real man, one who carefully and intentionally sought to take bribes and season tickets to NFL games and meals and drinks and trips and communicated using a burner phone. Oaks' actions, she said, erode make a cynical public distrust its government even more.<br />"We really need to send a message," Garvin said.
Betsy is on the run as well, but it's from the voice on the other end of the burner phone that keeps ringing in her room.
Not just boots, but mules, and sandals, and platforms have been popping up in stores since fall along with their cheesy cousins made of velour, the shoe equivalent of a burner phone. And the impracticality is not happening just below the knee: the newest coveted item (if Instagram It Girls are any indication) is the velvet bikini (the Jenner sisters love them).
Summary: If you are in the Diaspora, with friends and family back home, the chances are you lug around a burner phone that allows you to make cheap international phone calls, and spend a fair bit of your monthly salary on top-up cards.
Meanwhile, Blake - remember him - turns up outside the London offices demanding his burner phone back from Frances (Rosie Cavaliero).
When Hunter gives Ray a tour of Walford, he confronts him about having a burner phone.