In general, imo requires you to verify your account with a phone number. However, it is possible to use imo without a phone number or sim card if you wish to do so for your own reasons.
Use imo without a phone number or SIM
Just like WhatsApp, imo is another popular app that allows users to send text messages and make voice and video calls to friends and family for free regardless of their location.
In this article we will introduce 3 (three) different methods to use imo without phone number or sim card. You can look at all the methods and use the one that is most convenient for you.
Before proceeding to the actual steps of using imo without a phone number or SIM card, make sure you have completed the following requirements for using imo without a phone number and SIM card.
- Download the imo app to your phone or tablet if you haven’t already.
- Make sure you haven’t verified your imo account yet.
- If you have already verified imo, delete your current number from imo by uninstalling and reinstalling the app.
Once the imo app is downloaded and installed on your phone, the only remaining step is to verify your imo account using one of the following methods.
Use TextNow to verify Imo without a phone number (Method 1)
Since a phone number is required to verify your imo account, you can use a free app called TextNow to get a free phone number. Once you get a free phone number with Text Now, you can use that number to verify your imo account.
1. Download TextNow to your device
Android device users can download TextNow from Google play storewhile iOS device users can download this free app from app store.
2. Open the TextNow app and create a free phone number
After the TextNow app is downloaded to your device, open it TextNow and follow the on-screen instructions to create a free phone number in the TextNow app.
3. Open TextNow and write down your number
After creating your free TextNow phone number, open the app and tap 3 line icon from the top left corner of your screen.
In the slide-over menu that appears, make a note of yours TextNow number (See image below)
4. Verify imo account with free TextNow number
After getting your free phone number with TextNow, follow the steps below to verify your imo account with your free TextNow phone number.
4.1. open that imo App on your iPhone or Android phone.
4.2. Next, select yours countryenter your free TextNow phone number and then tap Next Button to continue with the verification process.
4.3. You should now see a notification from TextNow on your phone showing yours imo verification code (See image below)
In case you don’t get a notification from TextNow, open the TextNow app and you should be able to see a message from imo providing yours verification key.
Note: If you don’t get a message from imo, wait about a minute for imo to call your TextNow number and give you the verification code.
4.4. Now open the imo app (if it’s not already open) and enter the verification key received via TextNow (see image below)
4.5. Next, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process for imo on your device.
Once your imo account is verified, you can make voice and video calls with your friends and family for free!
Use Textfree to verify imo without phone number (Method 2)
Another app that you can use to get a free phone number is called Textfree and this app is available for free download on Google Play Store and also App Store.
1. Download the text-free app
Android device users can download Textfree from the Google play storewhile iOS device users can download this free app from app store.
2. Set up the Textfree app
After downloading the Textfree app, open the app and follow steps 2.1 to 2.6 below to complete the app setup process.
2.1. Once the Textfree app opens, tap the registration button (see image below)
2.2. On the next screen, tap either Allow location permission or tap Enter the zip code instead option and enter a zip code on the next screen.
Note: If you are outside of North America, you can enter any North American zip code to continue the setup process.
2.3. On the next screen, enter to Phone prefix (if it doesn’t already exist) and choose one phone number from the list (see image below)
2.4. After selecting a phone number, tap Select this number button (see image above).
2.5. On the next screen, enter yours Email-addressEnter password and tap the Create account button to finish setting up your Textfree account.
Now you have successfully completed the Textfree setup process and received a free phone number to use to verify your imo account.
3. Write down your SMS-free number
In case you didn’t write down your Textfree number, you can do so by opening the Textfree app and then writing down yours Text-free phone number. It’s at the top of your screen.
4. Verify imo account with text free phone number
The next step is to use the TextFree number to verify the imo account by following steps 4.1 to 4.5 below.
4.1. open that imo app on your device.
4.2. Next choose yours country and then enter the Text-free number which you noted in step 3 above (see image below)
4.3. Now wait about 1 minute until the confirmation via SMS fails. After 1 minute, imo will automatically call your text-free number that you specified.
4.4. After 1 minute, open the Text-free app and answer the call you receive from Textfree.
4.5. An automated message repeating your imo verification code will play over and over again. Make a note of yours verification key.
4.6. Next, open the imo app and type the verification key which you received from imo via Textfree in step 4.5 above.
4.7. Follow the next on-screen instructions to complete the imo setup process.
After that, you can use imo to make free voice and video calls to your friends and family members.
Verify imo account with landline number (Method 3)
Another method of using imo without a phone number or SIM card is to use your landline phone number to verify your imo account.
1. open that imo App on your iPhone or Android phone.
2. Next, select yours countrygive her landline number and then tap Next button (see image below).
3. Once you tap Next, imo will attempt to send a text message to your landline number. Since your landline cannot receive text messages, the verification method will fail, so imo you will have to call your landline phone number
4. After a minute, imo calls your landline number. When you answer the call you will hear an automated message from imo with your confirmation code. Make a note of the verification key with pen and paper.
5. Now open the imo app (if it’s not already open) and type the verification key that you received from imo on your landline number.
6. Next, follow the next on-screen instructions to complete the setup process for your imo account.
We hope you were able to use one of the three methods above to use imo without a phone number or SIM on your device.