Updated: Nov 9th, 2023
In most cases, you will agree with me when I say:
It's REALLY hard to test out a product or a service if it has a phone number verification because I don't want to give my personal number.
Well, I have a solution for you and that is Disposable Phone Number. This is a curated list of working temporary phone number services + Bonus which you can use for these verification purposes. I am writing this list after trying many services by doing Google searches, and found most of the resulting websites are either sketchy or not working properly.
If you're also looking for temporary email alternatives, check it out.
What are Temporary Phone Services and How It's Useful for Text Verification?
A Temporary phone service provides a way to use fake phone numbers to bypass phone number verification. Some benefits of using those services like protecting your privacy without using the real number, most of the service listed here requires NO registration or sign-up up, are completely FREE.
For developers, you can use these services for testing your text message functionalities in your development environment. I mostly used these services for checking whether text message functionalities are working or not based on the region.
List of Services
receive-smss.com (Countries: the UK, the US, Ukraine, Austria, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada ..etc)
sms24.me (Countries: Australia, Canada, China, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France ..etc)
receive-sms-free.cc (Countries: 30+ Countries)
quackr.io (Countries: Australia, India, the US, China, France, Israel, Germany, Korea, Poland ..etc. They even have a phone number generator.)
temp-sms.org (Countries: Only New Zealand Number)
freephonenum.com (Countries: the US and Canada only )
ireceivesms.com (Countries: the US, UK, Canada) **New
Bonus: If you are living in the US/Canada and looking for a secondary phone number, I would recommend Textnow. Please note that their OTP verification is not available in the free version.
I dumped these into a table and you can find it here: makeinfo.co/tools/temporary-phone-services
I hope today's post about disposable phone number services showed you how to know about bypassing text message verification using disposable phone numbers.
Now I want to ask you,
Which temporary services are you using for text verification?
Have you used any text messaging provider for your platform?
Let me know by leaving a comment below right now.
Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the listed services. This is entirely for trying out the product. Always use your real phone number when necessary.
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