A "burner phone" is a low-cost, prepaid phone that you may trash or dispose of when you no longer need it. Criminals are frequently shown in the media using burner phones to avoid discovery by police. A burner phone might be used for privacy, as a last option, or in an emergency.
Hi Joan. In cases like this, I always suggest an Android phone. If you're looking to purchase from Shaw, they're currently offering ZTE Blade A3L ($79) and Alcatel 1B ($99). Willing to spend a little bit more? They're selling Motorola Moto E (2020) for $150. Here's a side-by-side comparison of the 3 phones. Hope that helps!