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Xioden
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join:2008-06-10
Monticello, NY
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reply to Anonymous_

Re: NO phone number FREE email ?

Gmail


hitachi369
Embrace Your Rights
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join:2001-10-03
Grand Rapids, MI
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said by Xioden:

Gmail

Google will require a phone number depending on where you are accessing it from.


Msradell
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join:2008-12-25
Louisville, KY
said by hitachi369:

said by Xioden:

Gmail

Google will require a phone number depending on where you are accessing it from.

True, but they never really checked to verify that it's a valid phone number.


hitachi369
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Grand Rapids, MI
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They will make you verify a code to verify it, but it all depends on where you are logging in from.


dark_star

join:2003-11-14
Louisville
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said by hitachi369:

Google will require a phone number depending on where you are accessing it from.

Gmail has never required a phone number from me. And I have accessed my email from many locations.

True, they used to ask for one every few months, but there was always a tiny "nag me latter" button.
[EDIT]: or else, as stated elsewhere in this thread, just leave the phone entry blank and click "next".

Keep in mind that I have never enabled two step (text to phone) authentication.


hitachi369
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It depends on where you are logging in from. If they think you are a spammer, they will require you to verify a number before you can access your account. You just may not have run into that.


dark_star

join:2003-11-14
Louisville
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Maybe you're right. But I've logged in from open Wi-Fi networks, such as at a large hospital. I would think such open networks are a source of spam and network abuse.

I used to often get requests to enter my phone number. But I've always been able to leave it blank and click next. Oddly enough, I haven't seen that request for many months.


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO

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reply to dark_star
said by dark_star:

Keep in mind that I have never enabled two step (text to phone) authentication.

Never mind, just read it does require sms/registration at some point, must have changed.