How to Sign Up for Telegram Without a Phone Number?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Sign Up for Telegram Without a Phone Number?

Do you want to use Telegram without providing a phone number? That’s impossible, unfortunately.

You can’t create a Telegram account without confirming a telephone number. However, who says the phone number has to be yours?

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Use a burner SIM card
  2. Use someone else’s phone number
  3. Use a third-party tool like TextNow
  4. Use Google Voice (if you live in the US)

In this guide, I’ll go over these solutions and show you how to apply them so you can sign up for Telegram without a phone number.

Keep reading to learn more about this!

Use a Burner SIM Card

The easiest solution is to purchase a temporary SIM card to create your Telegram account. Go through the account creation process, and enter the phone number associated with the burner SIM card.

You’ll receive a code on that phone number. Enter the code in Telegram, and that’s it. Your Telegram account will be activated immediately.

Remember that Telegram won’t ask for your phone number again after confirming your account. People can contact you on Telegram without knowing your phone number.

This solution is the easiest one on this list if you don’t have a friend who wants to help you create an account with their phone number.

After creating the Telegram account, you can discard the burner SIM card because you won’t need that phone number again.

Use a Friend’s Phone Number

Another easy way of signing up to Telegram without your phone number is to ask a friend to confirm your account with their phone number.

After they help you create your account on Telegram, you can set it so that no one can see their phone number on your account.

If your friend trusts you, it shouldn’t be a problem for them to verify your Telegram account. It’s not like you will use their phone number for shady stuff.

Here’s how you can hide the phone number on Telegram:

1. Tap on the Menu icon

Tap on the Menu icon
Tap on the Menu icon

While you’re on Telegram, click on the Hamburger/Menu icon. It’s in the top-right corner, so you should find it easily.

2. Go to “Settings

Go to "Settings"
Go to “Settings

Once you click on the Hamburger icon, a dropdown menu will appear. Find the “Settings” button and select it.

3. Go to “Privacy & Security

Go to "Privacy & Security"
Go to “Privacy & Security

After you select “Settings“, you’ll get to the Telegram settings page. Once you’re here, scroll down until you see the “Privacy and Security” option.

Click on it and follow the steps below!

4. Select “Who can see my phone number?

Select "Who can see my phone number?"
Select “Who can see my phone number?

Under the “Privacy” tab, you should see several options. The first is called “Who can see my phone number?“.

Select it and move on with the guide!

5. Select “Nobody

Select "Nobody"
Select “Nobody

Once on this page, select “Nobody” under “Who can see my phone number?” and your friend’s privacy is safe.

Use a Third-Party App like TextNow

Another way of creating a Telegram account without using your phone number is to use TextNow or another third-party app.

These apps use virtual phone numbers to provide security codes sent by apps that ask for them. Using TextNow is easy.

Go to their website, select “Get Started” – “Get a Free Phone Number“, and connect with your Google Account, and you’ll get a free phone number.

Enter this phone number during the Telegram account creation, get the security code, and confirm your account.

Once you finish creating the Telegram account, forget about TextNow because you won’t need it anymore. You can hide the free phone number you received because Telegram won’t need it anymore.

Use Google Voice

This last solution uses Google Voice to provide you with a phone number (only in the US) that can receive messages for you.

You’ll need to go here and create a Google Voice account for this to work.

Click on "For personal use"
Click on “For personal use

Once you’re on the Google Voice page, select “For personal use,” A dropdown menu will appear where you’ll have several options.

Select your preferred platform
Select your preferred platform

Select your preferred platform where you want to use the phone number, and continue with the on-screen instructions.

Remember, this service only works for people living in the US. I’m not from the US, so I can’t help you further.

You’ll need to select an area code for the new phone number, but you shouldn’t have any problems following the on-screen instructions.

Once you get the phone number, use it to confirm your Telegram account!

Conclusion

There you have it, four ways to create a Telegram account without using your phone number:

  1. Use a burner SIM card
  2. Use someone else’s phone number
  3. Use a third-party tool like TextNow
  4. Use Google Voice (if you live in the US)

If you have other questions, feel free to comment below, and I’ll reply as soon as possible. Stay tuned for other articles about Telegram!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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