Sometimes you have to register on a site. But usually you have to confirm your cell phone number to do so. I don’t think there are people who like that. Some people don’t like to give their phone number on the site because they don’t want to show their number to anyone, some people try not to do it in order not to be subscribed to some annoying SMS mailing list.
There are also situations when the cell phone number is simply unavailable, but you still need to register. In this case you need a virtual phone number. A site that provides a “virtual number for SMS” service gives you a cell phone number to rent so that you can use it to register anywhere you want. This is very convenient because you don’t have to go to the store to buy a new SIM-card. And it’s worth noting that it’s not only convenient, but also profitable, because it’s much cheaper to rent.
In this article we will talk about virtual numbers and their features. We’ll also show you how to get a virtual number, which can be used to register on any site or in applications, in a few minutes.
A virtual number for SMS online is a cell phone number that does not require a mobile device or SIM card to use. Such a number exists on the Internet, and you can use it for receiving text messages to register in various social networks, messengers, e-mail services or any other applications and sites where you need to confirm your phone number via SMS.
Virtual number services are becoming more and more popular for several reasons. Virtual numbers have their own advantages:
- These numbers allow you to remain anonymous. If you do not want to give out personal information when you register on a website, a virtual number is a great solution.
- You can use virtual number in any country, and you do not need to pay a huge amount of money for an overseas SIM card. These numbers have no geographical reference and are stored in the cloud, so you can easily get a number of England, USA, China, India, Japan or any other country.
- You can automate work using API interface. If you need to get a lot of virtual numbers, and you are interested in mass registration of accounts, then you can easily use API to make this process faster and easier.
- You don’t need a sim card or phone number to receive SMS. Virtual phone number is not tied to a specific device or person, you can use such numbers from a PC, laptop, tablet or any other device with Internet access.
- You can connect such a number very quickly and easily. You do not need to have special skills or buy additional equipment for connecting virtual number. All you require is to pass simple registration on the service and make the couple of clicks.
- The cost of obtaining a virtual phone number is much lower than buying a new SIM card.
Who uses virtual numbers for receiving SMS, and who needs SMS verification services?
Virtual phones for receiving SMS may be needed:
- Users who want to register an account from a country where this is not available. Some sites only register users from a certain country. To get around this limitation, you can use SMS services to register.
- Bloggers and SMM-specialists. To get likes, followers and comments, you need to create many accounts. And for this you will need phones with the ability to receive SMS. Of course, this is not the best way to promote, but nevertheless it exists.
- Peoples who are worried about their personal data. If you need to register on any resource, and you don’t want to use your real phone number for this, you can use a virtual number for SMS.
- Those that search for discounts and promotions. You can get an extra gift or a discount. Or register multiple accounts at once and increase your chances of participating in a drawing.
- Those who frequently use sites like eBay. You can post a certain number of ads there for free, but after that, you’ll have to pay for each new one. To save money, you can register multiple accounts on different time numbers.
How to get a virtual phone number using SMS-man service
- You need to register with the SMS-man service. All you need to register is to enter your email address and come up with a password.
- Then you need to refill your balance with the right amount of money. All depends on your needs in terms of the volume of numbers you buy. Here also there is nothing difficult, the service provides a lot of different methods of payment.
- Now all you need to do is to choose the country of the virtual number and the service for the registration.
- Next, click “Buy” next to the selected service, and the number will be automatically added to your personal cabinet.
- Then indicate it when registering at the desired site and expect to receive the SMS to this number.
- After receiving SMS, come back to sms-man.com and in your personal cabinet click on the “Get SMS” button next to your purchased number.
- Copy received activation code and finish registration.
If the code did not come (it sometimes happens), then cancel the number, and the money will return to balance. I.e. you do not lose anything and can buy a new number.