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Virtual Phone with SMS capabilities ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by host32, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. host32

    host32 Regular Member

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    Hey guys!

    What is the best service to get a US phone number that is able to send and receive SMS ? Skype numbers aren't able to do that and most companies I found online look very dodgy. any recommendations ?


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    Sephrata Senior Member

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    Do you need it for verification of some service?
     
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    Initially yes, but I'd like to keep the number long term in case I need it in the future
     
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    Sephrata Senior Member

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    You really need to buy a sim card.

    A lot of verifications no longer work on virtual numbers (Google, Facebook, Instagram for example). Even people who have moved their physical phone numbers over to virtual are having problems.
     
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    what if I'm not based in the US and the service requires a US number ?
     
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    You can still buy and activate a US prepaid sim overseas. Sellers on ebay sell US prepaid sims.

    The problem with online services is 1) they often reuse the same number too many times (=banned account) and 2) you end up in a problem come reverification time.