Are you waiting for a verification code to your OpenPhone number from a service you're signing up with?

In many cases, services that use 2-factor authentication don't allow virtual phone numbers to be used during the registration/verification step.

Services like Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, PayPal, WhatsApp, and banks, for example, don't allow virtual phone numbers to be used for this purpose. 

Why not?

This is because virtual numbers are much easier to get, therefore, making it less secure. 

If you ever change your number, that number will eventually be passed on to another person. In the right (or rather, wrong) hands, that could potentially risk leaking private data or information associated with that number.

What does this mean?

This means that you won't be able to sign up for an account using an OpenPhone number. 

What do I do?

We recommend using your personal phone number for new account creation and OpenPhone for all other purposes as you see fit.

Do you have further questions? Email us at [email protected]. We're here to help and love hearing from you!

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