ChatGPT is one on the most advanced tools ever created by man. Its creation has huge implications on modern society and civilization. There is no doubt it has opened a fresh new chapter in the story of civilization. Since its launch in late 2022, the User base for ChatGPT has increased drastically.
While a few months later it may be easy to dismiss it as old news, ChatGPT is a profound tool that people will continue to exploit especially as it gets smarter and more popular. For this reason, the number of ChatGPT users is set to keep rising over time. The increase in number of user presents several challenges for ChatGPT and one of these problems is user authentication.
Authenticating users is important to control access by swarms of bots that could misuse ChatGPT with malicious intent. One of the measures taken to verify a user is human is the use of a mobile number. To create a ChatGPT account, one is required to enter a registered phone number. This is because phone numbers are usually registered by cellular providers and can be traced to a real human.
This can be a deal breaker for some as they may lack valid contact information while others may simply hesitate to share their contact information. In this article however, we will offer a few tips on how to sign up to ChatGPT without using a mobile number.
Table Of Contents
- 1 How to sign up to ChatGPT with a virtual number
- 2 How To Sign Up Using Whatsapp
How to sign up to ChatGPT with a virtual number
A virtual number is a phone number that is not linked to a physical mobile device or a sim card. Virtual numbers facilitate phone calls and messages, and internet connection rather than a cellular connection that usually requires the use of a sim card.
This service that enables voice phone calls via the internet is known as Voice over IP(VoIP). VoIP is mostly used by businesses for customer care services among other things. One can also register a virtual number for personal use.
The following steps will guide you on how to get a virtual phone number and use it to register a ChatGPT account.
Step 1: Find a reputable virtual number provider
There are several sites that can generate virtual numbers. VoIP providers are the most reliable sites for this. They also act as the interface for receiving texts and calls from the virtual number you will create.
Some popular VoIP providers you can try out are;
Step 2: Generate and register a Virtual Number
To create a virtual number, one is required to fill in their country code, email and billing information. The country code determines the virtual number you will be assigned. The number you are assigned is usually random.
However, one can generate a number multiple times to get one that is easily memorable. Also, depending on the virtual number service provider, one may be offered a free trial to test out the service. However, billing information might still be required to register the virtual number and keep it active.
Step 3: Confirm activation of the virtual number
After successful registration of a virtual number, one can now receive calls and texts from the virtual number. To verify that the number is operational, simply send a message or call from a cellular phone.
If the virtual number was successfully registered, one should be able to receive the call or text via the VoIP provider.
Step 4: Using your Virtual Number for ChatGPT
Having verified that your virtual number is operational, it is now ready to use and can register a ChatGPT account. To do this, simply enter the virtual number where prompted for a mobile number during the registration process.
Press enter and a verification message will be sent to the virtual number. You will receive the verification code message via your VoIP provider web portal.
Enter the code and your ChatGPT account will be verified and registered using your virtual number.
How To Sign Up Using Whatsapp
Here is a quick guide to help you get started when you are new to WhatsApp
Downloading: Visit your app store, search for “WhatsApp,” and install the app.
Phone Number Verification: Verify your phone number by receiving a code through SMS or a phone call.
Profile Setup: Add a profile picture and set your status to let your contacts know what you’re up to.
The Features that Make WhatsApp Stand Out
WhatsApp boasts a plethora of features that make it a standout messaging platform:
- End-to-End Encryption: WhatsApp takes privacy seriously. Messages, calls, photos, and videos sent on WhatsApp are encrypted.
- Group Chats: Create group chats to keep your friends, family, or colleagues in the loop. Share updates, discuss plans, and coordinate effortlessly.
- Voice and Video Calls: Make high-quality voice and video calls to anyone, anywhere in the world, without incurring extra charges from your carrier.
- Status Updates: Share your thoughts, activities, and experiences through ephemeral status updates with photos, videos, and GIFs.
- WhatsApp Web: Access your WhatsApp account on your computer through WhatsApp Web. Scan a QR code, and you’re ready to send messages from your desktop.
Signing Up To ChatGPT Using Whatsapp
An alternative way to register a ChatGPT account is using your Whatsapp contact. However, this feature is only available in select countries. If you country supports verification via Whatsapp, the option ‘Do you use WhatApp’ will appear below the field for the mobile number. To register on ChatGPT using whatsapp is quick and simple.
Step 1: Enter your WhatsApp number
Select the option ‘Do you use Whatsapp’ . Enter your Whatsapp number and proceed to verify. ChatGPT will send a verification code to you through Whatsapp.
Step 2: Account Verification
Check your whatsapp messages to get the code that has been sent to you. Enter the code and your ChatGPT account will be created effectively giving you access to OpenAI’s resources.
In conclusion, using virtual numbers can allow you to register for online service and applications without providing registered SIM numbers. This can help one maintain privacy when using online applications by creating an identity that can’t be traced directly to you. Virtual number can also help avoid getting spam texts and being targeted by scammers.