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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by danezeq, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. danezeq

    danezeq Lurker
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    I have to use an extra account with Whatsapp, for a temporary period of time.
    I've found zadarma.com but it seems they have minimum buying time of 3 months
    Also, i've found "Hushed" app which claim they charge for only 2USD
    did someone tried it?
    "free" virtual numbers doesnt seem to work as i cant send confirmation sms to those numbers and view the sms contect.
     



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  2. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    So your number changes?
     
  3. danezeq

    danezeq Lurker
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    sorry what?
     
  4. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™
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    Use a GV number, that should work
     
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  5. danezeq

    danezeq Lurker
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    google voice? its says icant installed on any of my devices. is it possible to get goovle voice number without app?
    thanks.
     
  6. The_Chief

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    I use Hushed and absolutely love it as a secondary number. If I'm selling something online or otherwise have to contact people I don't really know, I use my Hushed number and not my real number.

    Remember that if you use any product or service for which you don't pay anything, YOU are the product. You get what you pay for.
     
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  7. danezeq

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    Confirmation sms from whatsapp will work on Hushed number? did you try that?
     
  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Vonage or Magic Jack comes to mind. There's Skype as well, that offers virtual phone numbers for many countries with Skype-In.
     
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  9. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Are you in the US, and have the US as your registered Play Store country? Because AFAIK Google Voice is only available Stateside.

    EDIT:

    I'm actually in China, but I'm registered for the US Google Play Store and GV is apparently available for all of my devices. Although "Google MBOX" is a T95 Android TV box, and NOT a phone, so no idea how well GV would work on that.
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    #9 mikedt, Apr 21, 2021
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  10. The_Chief

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    IF you trust Google with even more information about you...

    ;)
     
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  11. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Dingtone.
    Been using it for years, and no trouble using it for account set-up.

    It's free, even.

    Be sure to maintain it, and use it once a month at least.

    https://dingtone.en.uptodown.com/android

    When you are done (you said 'temporary'), remember to change the number you opened the account with.
     
  12. anros

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    Fongo app gives you a free Canadian number with sms receiving capability. Or open a voip account that supports sms and you can even get the verification sms to your email

    OpenPhone for US, Canadian and 1-800 numbers Some services don't accept it for verification, but it depends on the service and you can do call verification rather than SMS if that's possible

    https://onplanners.com/templates/full-size-printable-planners
     
    #12 anros, Apr 28, 2021
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