How to use Telegram without a phone number or SIM

Telegram is gaining popularity due to its unique messaging feature that allows users to keep their identities anonymous. It is also possible to use Telegram without a phone number using different methods as given below.

Sign up for a Telegram account with no phone number

Like WhatsApp, Google Voice, and other messaging services, Telegram asks for a phone number when you try to sign up for its services.

While this helps prevent spam and fraudulent account creation, it also causes inconveniences for genuine users who may not wish to provide their phone number for security reasons.

Also, there are users who want to use Telegram on a spare Android or iPhone without a SIM card. Therefore, below we offer several methods to receive Telegrams without a phone number or SIM card.

It’s also worth mentioning that Telegram offers the option to hide your phone number and use a username instead of using your phone number while chatting.

Method #1: Get Telegram using TextNow app

The easiest way to sign up for a Telegram account without using your primary phone number is to use an app called TextNow.

TextNow provides its users with a free phone number from the US or Canada that can be used to verify your Telegram account.

1. Download the TextNow app

The TextNow app can be downloaded from Google play store on Android Phone and from the app store on iPhone.

You can also download the TextNow app from windows store on your PC and from the App Store on your Mac.

2. Set up the TextNow app and write down the number

After downloading TextNow, open the app and follow the on-screen instructions to set up TextNow.

During the setup process, TextNow will ask you to choose yours Free number. Make sure you write down your TextNow free phone number as you will need it to enter Telegram.

Choose Free TextNow Number

If you forgot to write down the phone number, open it TextNow app on your phone and tap 3 line icon to view your TextNow phone number.

TextNow menu icon

If you are on a Windows computer or Mac, open TextNow and navigate to People tab. to view your TextNow phone number.

Now that you have a phone number, you can verify your TextNow account with the TextNow phone number.

3. Download the Telegram app

Download the Telegram app to your Android phone from the Google Play Store or to your iPhone from the App Store.

Once the app is downloaded, open it telegram app and tap start messaging.

4. Get Telegram verification code

On the next screen, select the same country as a TextNow phone number > Enter your TextNow number phone number and tap Next.

Enter the phone number in the Telegram app

Telegram will now send a verification code to your TextNow phone number.

5. Verify the telegram with the TextNow number

Open TextNow app and you should see a verification code from Telegram. If you don’t see the verification code, wait for Telegram to call your TextNow number.

Once Telegram calls your TextNow number, open TextNow app and answer the call from Telegram to get the verification code.

Open telegram app and enter the verification key.

6. Finish telegram setup

After Telegram has verified your number, you can finish setting up your Telegram profile by adding yours Surname and a profile picture.

Method #2: Verify the telegram with the landline number

The second method of using Telegram without a mobile number is to use your landline number.

Most users think that you need to provide Telegram with a mobile number, but you can actually use your landline number to verify Telegram.

1. Enter the landline number in Telegram

Open telegram App, choose yours countrygive her landline phone number and tap Next to get a verification code from Telegram.

2. Wait for Telegram to call your landline number

Since landline numbers cannot receive text messages, you have to wait about 2 minutes for Telegram to call your number.

After 2 minutes, Telegram will automatically call your landline number and you will hear an automated voice repeating your number verification key.

3. Enter the verification code in Telegram

Enter the verification key from the phone call in Telegram to complete the phone verification process.

After the number is verified, you can enter yours Surname and add a profile pic to finish setting up Telegram.

Other methods of verifying telegrams without a phone number

If the above methods didn’t work, here are some other ways to sign up for a Telegram account without using your phone number.

Use Google Voice: If you live in the US, you can sign up for Google Voice, which provides a free phone number that you can use to verify your Telegram account.

If you don’t live in the United States, you can still get a Google Voice phone number by following the steps outlined in this guide: How to get a Google Voice number outside the US

Use a friend or family member’s phone: You can create a Telegram account using your friend’s or family member’s phone number.

Once the verification process is complete, you can create a username and chat with others using the username instead of your friend/family member’s phone.

Get a Burner SIM: Another option is to purchase a temporary SIM card and use the temporary number to verify Telegram.


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