How to Sign Up for Telegram without SIM Card
Just like WhatsApp and other social media platforms, you need to provide your mobile number when registering an account on Telegram. The number provided will be linked to your account and cannot be used to create another account.
Although using mobile numbers and sim cards to create Telegram accounts is important to prevent spam and fraud, they can also be inconvenient for legitimate users who want to use the app without a SIM card on a spare Android device.
To help sort out the problem, Telegram has announced a new feature that allows users to log in to the platform without signing up with a SIM card. Instead, users can use anonymous numbers that are powered by blockchain technology, which are available on the Fragment platform. Fragment is a decentralized auction platform that operated on The Open Network (TON) that enables users to purchase anonymous numbers and usernames.
The new feature on Telegram provides users the opportunity to log in to Telegram without providing any personal information or tying their account to a specific phone number. This piece highlights how you can sign up for Telegram without a SIM card. In a previous related article, we discussed how to use Telegram without downloading the app.
To sign up for Telegram without a SIM card:
- Download the latest version of Telegram from any trusted app store
- Launch the app on your Android device by tapping on its icon
- On the launch page that appears, tap the Get Started button
- On the space provided on the next page, type in the blockchain-based anonymous number that you purchased from Fragment
- You will receive a One Time Password (OTP) on your blockchain number. Enter it to validate the process
- Once the number is validated, you can continue to use Telegram.
Telegram is an easy-to-use messaging program that protects your privacy and user data. The message service lets you create chat groups with up to 200 people, encodes the messages exchanged, lets you share videos of up to 1 GB, send multiple photos and use the cloud storage service.
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