How to use Telegram without a phone number

A place where you are able to chat with your friends, family, and even strangers for free is an app called Telegram. Telegram is a messaging platform like any other. It is totally free, you only need to have internet access whenever you want to use Telegram. If you do not have Wi-Fi or mobile data on your phone, you will not be able to receive or send messages or calls. This app is available for both Android and IOS devices. But another great thing is that it is also available on Windows too, some people adore the look of Telegram’s app on Windows.

Making an account on Telegram is a really easy process. And to be honest, you will have to do it by entering your phone number on the Register page But, there are some alternative ways to stay anonymous on Telegram and do not enter your real number. It is really great if you do not want to display your phone number so that it is visible on Telegram. We will be showing you how you can do that in just a few simple steps.

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First of all, why does Telegram require your phone number?

Well, it is because they want to protect themselves from all of the bots. Your phone number is confirming to them that you are a real human being and not a bot. You get a text message with the activation code that you need to type in the box, and bots cannot do that. Therefore, bots cannot use Telegram to make multiple different accounts and use them for whatever reason. You are also able to verify that you are a human being with a call that you are going to receive from Telegram you can choose whichever option you want to.

Steps to using Telegram without a phone number

There are a few things you can try if you want to stay completely anonymous on Telegram so that they do not know your identity.

The Burner app

This is an app that can forward your calls. In it, you are able to get a temporary number. When you get a call on that temporary number, the Burner app is going to forward it to your phone, and to your real number. But, no one could ever find out your real number. The Burner app is really practical, you just need to download the app and get a new temporary number. Type that number on Telegram and choose confirmation via call, Burner will do the rest and you will soon be able to do confirmation on Telegram. Note that the Burner app is free, but only if you want to use that temporary number for a one time only confirmation. And if you want to have that number whenever you want you will have to pay a small amount of money to the Burner app.

The Receive SMS app

This app works the same way that Burner does. You can also get a temporary number that you can use for the verification process on Telegram. Just download this app from your store, or open it in your browser and get a temporary number. Enter that number in the Telegram confirmation box and this time, select the confirmation via SMS. You will shortly get a text message with the confirmation code in it. Enter that code into the Telegram app and your account will be ready for use.

Have in mind that this Receive SMS app’s numbers sometimes fail. So, if you want this to work you will have to try hard until you get a number that works.