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Did I hear correctly that Google Voice numbers are being banned?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by keyex, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. keyex

    keyex Registered Member

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    I have 2 accounts. One on my personal cell # and one on a GV number. I'm making a 3rd and final account and unsure what to do as far as PV goes. Should I use Google Voice or.. What? I'm not sure what instagram is cracking down on.
     
  2. JustChillin

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    Don't. Just my $0.02.
     
  3. keyex

    keyex Registered Member

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    if you have 2 more cents on what other service I could use, that would be much appreciated :yup:
     
  4. JustChillin

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    I'm also looking for one. I found Linespan, but I haven't tested it yet, as none of my accounts has asked for PV.
     
  5. keyex

    keyex Registered Member

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    I'm curious if IG is actually banning GV accounts. It doesnt really make sense, does it? I could be a regular not-marketing user and just use a Google Voice number. Their ToS doesn't say it's disallowed... So why would it result in a ban? Maybe they only ban people who use CPA or marketing links along with a GV number?
     
  6. Paper-Boy

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    If you're talking about accounts that already been verified with GV in the past then I could tell you from my small circle of IG friends, none of their accounts have been affected..... yet. lol.
     
  7. duceduc

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    The question is would your friend's account get ban when IG ask them to PV again when they use the same #?
     
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    They said they haven't been reverified yet. Will comment again if they get banned or not.
     
  9. duceduc

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    I am in the same situation as your friends. I think I will not risk it when the time comes and find another type of numbers. Not sure what they are :/
     
  10. keyex

    keyex Registered Member

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    Here's what I dont understand:
    Say I'm a regular user, I dont market or sell anything, I'm just an every-day instagram user. I decide to use a Google Voice number to PV my account.

    Is Instagram going to ban that person? I cant Imagine IG just auto-banning people who use a GV number.. It makes me wonder if the majority of Google Voice PV users were banned for other reasons? I'm sure there are millions of legit users who use GV numbers for their own personal reasons. I think it may be similar to people blaming FollowLiker on being banned, but it's actually because they had 5 CPA links in their bio; not necessarily because Followliker got them banned.
     
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    Regular users don't even know about google voice numbers lol
    Why someone with a phone and phone number will use a google number?
     
  12. keyex

    keyex Registered Member

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    Decided to use a GV number anyway. I guess I'm going to be the guinea pig.
     
  13. JustChillin

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    I got an account of mine banned, even though I knew GV was patched. Don't do it, trust me. I didn't believe it at first myself, but once I got myself an account banned, I won't use GV ever again.
     
  14. keyex

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    Okay, I tested it. As soon as I verified with Google Voice I got a ban. Message was "You violated our ToS". Which is an absolute load of horseshit, since their ToS says NOTHING about Google Voice.
    Edit: I read the ToS and saw nothing about GV. I'll email them and see if I can push the envelope a bit.
    Edit2: decided to re-make an account using the same proxy but my person cell # (already in use for 1 account). Will update if/when it gets banned.
     
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  15. nabil987

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    i guess you could just buy real numbers from some providers who live in 3rd world countries (they are cheap there)
     
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    hi, I need 1k USA Google Voice accounts. If you have high quality Google Voice accounts then please let me know your rate for 1k accounts and delivery time. Thanks
     
  17. GreyHatNewb

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    Im still a newb to IM, but have always used a GV number, since 5 yrs ago.
    I've always done so because it was easier to backup contacts, call logs, etc.,
    It just so happened that Im just now venturing into IM with black/white/grey hatting techniques lol