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How to Use ChatGPT without a Phone Number

Are you trying to use ChatGPT but you don’t have a phone number or your country is restricted?

ChatGPT is an AI that is able to answer questions, write code, and more.

It can also deny inappropriate requests, assume questions, and answer follow-up questions

The artificial intelligence is created by OpenAI, a company that develops AI tech.

Their objective is to make AI that is safe to help humanity and boost AI research.

It was founded by Sam Altman and Elon Musk in 2015 in San Francisco, California.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to use ChatGPT without a phone number to create an account or if your country is restricted.

Why can’t I link my phone number to Chat GPT?

You can’t link your phone number to Chat GPT either because it’s already linked to two accounts or your country code is restricted.

Otherwise, your phone number is temporarily suspended or you’re rate limited.

Maximum links reached—A phone number can only be linked to a maximum of 2 accounts.

Restricted country—Numbers from certain countries like Russia and Hong Kong are restricted.

Temporarily suspended—If you can’t verify your phone number, it might be temporarily suspended because the system detected it for fraud or spam.

Rate limited—You’ve sent too many code requests and your phone number is temporarily blocked.

How to use ChatGPT without a phone number

To use ChatGPT without a phone number, you can use temporary phone number services on the internet.

Some temporary phone number services are Anoymsms, Sms Activation Service, and SMSnator.

These services allow you to send verification codes to a virtual phone number.

You can use phone numbers from the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, and more.

Here’s how to use these services:

  1. Use a temporary phone number from these websites: anonymsms.com (free), sms-activation-service.com (free), smsnator.online (free), receive-sms.cc (free), or temp-number.org (paid).
  2. Send the code to a temporary phone number, copy it, paste it into the phone number field, select “Send code”, and enter the code.
  3. Keep trying the phone numbers until you find one that works.
  4. Enter the code that’s sent to the phone number to verify it and finish creating your account.

A phone number is required to create a ChatGPT account even if you’re signing up with Google or Microsoft.

This is because verifying your phone number is a security measure that the OpenAI team uses.

It prevents people from spamming account creation and bots from making accounts.

If you’re unable to verify your phone number even though it’s your first time using it, you need to contact OpenAI support for help.

Further reading

How to Download ChatGPT on Android

How to Fix “OpenAI’s API is not available in your country”

How to Fix “OpenAI’s services are not available in your country”

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