Telegram is a messaging platform where you can chat with friends, family, and strangers. It is free, and you only need internet access to use it.
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 Android, IOS, and Windows.
Creating an account on Telegram is straightforward. The sign-up process usually involves entering your phone number on the Register page; however, there are some alternative ways to stay anonymous on Telegram.
We understand if you do not want to display your phone number so it is visible on Telegram, and we will show you how you can do that in just a few simple steps.
Why does Telegram require your phone number?
The company does this to protect itself from all robots online. Your phone number confirms that you are a real human being, not a robot. You will get a text message with the activation code you need to type in the box; bots cannot do that.
Therefore, bots cannot use Telegram to create multiple accounts and use them for whatever reason. You can also verify via phone call that you are indeed a human being. You can choose whichever option you want to.
Steps to use Telegram without a phone number
You can try a few things to stay completely anonymous on Telegram.
This is an app that you can use to forward your calls. You will be assigned a temporary number that the Burner app will use to deliver messages to your phone and your actual number. But no one could ever find your actual number.
The Burner app is convenient; you must type that temporary number on Telegram and choose confirmation via call. Burner will do the rest. The Burner app is free, but only if you want to use that temporary number for a one-time confirmation. If you wish to have that number used more than once, you will have to pay a small fee.
This app works the same way as the Burner app. You can also get a temporary number that you can use for the verification process on Telegram. Just download the app from your Play Store, or open it on 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 receive a text message shortly with the confirmation code in it. Enter that code into the Telegram app and your account will be ready for use.
Keep in mind that this app’s numbers sometimes fail. You may have to try multiple times before you get a number that works.
AnonymSMS is a free online service that enables you to receive SMS messages without revealing your personal mobile number. Using temporary numbers based on real SIM cards, it allows you to view received messages securely and anonymously.