Online Verification is becoming more and more important as people understand the importance of keeping their personal mobile number private. Virtual Phone numbers are ‘REAL’ phone numbers, just not attached to a SIM or phone and as such are ideal for use in Verifying your identity without giving out your actual mobile number.
I would normally say do a simple search on Google for Virtual Phone Numbers, but with online verification (OTA), it is definitely getting harder by the day to get anything other than a real SIM number to work.
In all cases you will need a Virtual MOBILE Phone number, not just a number, but one registered as a mobile number with the the telecom regulators like FCC in USA.
In most cases a properly registered Mobile Number will work and indeed when I look at the ConXhub SMS logs for various sites I can see plenty of account activity, suggesting normal Virtual Mobile Numbers are fine.
However, even FCC registered Mobile numbers are starting to get push back. This is because there are two types of Mobile number, those attached to SIMs and those attached elsewhere, and some sites are now only accepting numbers directly attached to a SIM.
To overcome this issue, ConXhub have invested heavily in securing Tier 1 Mobile numbers and in systems that ensure these numbers are properly registered and work in all environments. ConXhub offer Virtual Mobile Numbers attached to SIMs as a premium service, but in all cases, we would suggest trying a standard Virtual Mobile Number first, and they will upgrade on failure and all numbers come with a 100% moneyback guarantee.
When it comes to receiving OTA pins or messages, we would suggest finding a supplier who can offer to pass your messages into a private web page area or directly to your email, this will guarantee you receive the message as opposed to trying to get it to pass to your mobile phone which depending on which country you are in or which operator you are using, may not work.
ConXhub pioneered SMS2Email which instantly forwards all SMS received to your chosen email address and also SMS2Portal which displays inbound SMS on a web form. In either case you won’t have issues in receiving SMS verification codes or messages.
When it comes to Banks and other institutions, some are now making automated phone calls to registered phone numbers, playing an message with embedded code, and a simple SMS forwarding service will no longer suffice. ConXhub offers Call Forwarding on all numbers as an optional extra which caters for this and will forward calls to any device in the world.
ConXhub has been delivering OTA services for over 8 years and is an expert in the field having pioneered SMS2Email and other initiatives. We have over 30 years in high end telecoms including as a Mobile Network Operator and we guarantee our numbers will work or your money back.
For more information: https://conxhub.com/virtual-mobile-numbers/