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Mobile Number in Japan?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lordtuber, May 31, 2013.

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  1. lordtuber

    lordtuber Newbie

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    A lot of my website visitors are from Japan, but I would like to further leverage the Japanese market by registering on their social network site named mixi. They need a Japanese mobile phone number for registration though, and I am not in Japan and don't know anybody there!

    Does anybody know of a service online where I can receive text messages via a Japanese mobile number? I don't mind paying money for it. I guess it sounds like such a long shot, but I thought I would ask!

    Thanks!
     
  2. bananaman5000

    bananaman5000 Regular Member

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    try finding a japanese proxy, then sign up for a google voice account. maybe it will give you a japanese number you can use?
     
  3. Lordsenf

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    Well dunno if you need to receive text messages or not:

    without text messaging just get a virtual phone number and forward the calls to your local phone for example with


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    http://www.voipvoip.com/virtual-phone-number/japan.html
    http://freezvon.com/index.php?radio=DID&country=Japan
    or according to their feature list this website offers virtual numbers which can receive text messages from Japan too

    Code:
    http://www.smsmatrix.com/?signup
     
  4. lordtuber

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    Thanx guys! Great tips and I will try them!
     
  5. johnconnor

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    Won't work with google voice. You receive an email on your mobile phone with a clickable link, means you need a mobile phone that can access the internet. A few months ago there was still a loophole on how to register with mixi without having a japanese mobile phone number. Until this time I was able to create several accounts. Unfortunately this method stopped working and now it works with a real japanese mobile phone (contract! even prepaid phone no. won't work) number only. I need to check if some of my idle accounts are still working. If you want I can do some promotion for you from one those accounts, e.g. create community, fan page etc.
     
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  6. WayneInc

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    you need physical no ..google voice will not work..i think skype will work