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Step By Step Guide to Using Telegram Without a Phone Number

If you are wondering how to use Telegram without a phone number, you have come to the right place. This article will go through all the steps of signing up and using Telegram without a phone number. Read on to learn more.

Although Telegram is not as old as other messaging platforms, it is one of the most popular sites today. Many people love this cloud-based instant messaging app for its unique features. But there is one problem; it requires a mobile number to create an account.

However, you might be uncomfortable giving out your phone number due to privacy concerns.

If that is the case, I can help you out. I will explain how you can use Telegram without giving your phone number. All you have to do is download the Telegram app and follow the simple step-by-step process I’ll share with you. Within minutes, you’ll be using your account without a phone number.

But before we get into that, it is important I introduce myself. My name is Frankie Caruso, and I am a social media expert. I have been providing solutions, tips, and tricks for navigating the social media world for years.

Back to our topic. Before sharing the steps, it is crucial I explain how the article is structured. I have divided it into three parts:

  • How to use Telegram without a phone number or sim?
  • Other methods of verifying Telegram without a phone number
  • Frequently asked questions

Ready to begin? Let’s get started.

Please note: You need a telephone number to create a telegram account. Remember, Telegram sends you a verification code through text or a call. You’re supposed to use this code to finish the setup before you start enjoying the platform.

How to Use Telegram Without a Phone Number or Sim?

When registering on Telegram, the platform will prompt you to give your phone number before proceeding. Although this is meant to prevent spamming and fraud accounts from being created, it can also inconvenience users who prefer not to provide their phone numbers for privacy reasons.

Some people may also want to use this app on a spare phone without a sim card. Thankfully, various methods can help you get a telegram account without a Sim Card or Phone Number. Let’s go through them:

Method 1: Use a Landline Number

If you don’t want to use your mobile phone number, you can provide your landline number during verification. Here are the steps to follow:

1. Enter your landline number

Once you open Telegram, choose your country and key in your landline number. Then, tap next on the app and wait for a verification code from Telegram. But note that landlines do not receive texts. So, you will get a call from Telegram, which takes around 2 minutes, and get your verification code.

2. Enter the code into Telegram

Key in the code provided and complete the verification. Once the number is verified, enter your name, then add your profile picture to finish the setup.


Frankie’s Take:

Using a landline number is an easier alternative if you don’t want to give your phone number. But be close to the phone as you don’t want to miss the call with your verification code from Telegram.

Method 2: Use a Fake Phone Number

Several apps can help you get a fake phone number from any country. Once you have the number, provide it during the verification process. Telegram will send you the verification code on that number which you can use to complete the verification process.

Fake phone number apps include Burner App, TextNow, Hushed-2nd Phone Number, 2ndLine Second Phone Number, Line2 Second Phone Number, etc. These apps are available for Android and iOS and are easy to use.


Frankie’s Take:

Most fake phone number apps are paid for. But, users can get several days for free, after which they are required to buy a subscription. If you want to use the fake phone number for a long time, I’d recommend buying the app’s subscription services.

Method 3: Using Google Voice

Those in the USA can get a new number from Google Voice. But you must provide your real number before getting the new one. Here are the steps to follow when using Google Voice for Telegram:

  • Start the Google Voice App
  • Login o your account and search by city or area code
  • Choose the number from the provided list and then click on” verify.”
  • Key in your phone number, then tap “Send Code.”

Remember the number issued and use it when registering on Telegram

Please note: This option is only available to residents in the USA. So, it may not work for you if you live somewhere else.

Other Methods

If the above methods don’t work for you, there are other ways you can sign up for Telegram without providing your phone number. These include:

  • Using a Friend’s or Loved One’s Phone Number
  • Get a burner sim
Please note: if you use a burner phone, remember to delete your account. Remember that a burner phone number is usually recycled and can be given to another person. If they also use Telegram, they can access your messages and account and do sneaky things without your knowledge. So, if you won’t use Telegram anymore, remember to delete your account.


Can I use Telegram without a number?

No. You must have a phone number to receive a verification code from Telegram. But if you don’t want to use your phone number, you can use a landline or fake number.

How do I set up my telegram account without a phone number?

Once Telegram asks for your number, provide the fake or landline one. If you give a landline number, wait two minutes for a call with your verification code. If you provide a fake number from an app, check the app or your phone for the code.

Can I use another person’s number on Telegram?

Yes. But please get their permission first and remember they may not create their telegram account afterward.

Is Telegram safe?

Yes. the platform won’t use your number for any other purpose. It is an encrypted, secure, and private app. But if you still don’t want to provide your number for security concerns, it is understandable.

Should I worry about using temporary numbers to access my telegram account?

Temporary numbers are generally safe, provided you remain active. But if you stop using them, the company will collect the number and give it to someone else. The new user can access your telegram account and messages. To avoid this, remember to delete your account if you won’t use it anymore.


So there is how to use Telegram without a phone number. I hope the guide has been useful and you now know what you need to register on Telegram without a number. You can quickly set up and use your telegram account with the above steps.

But before I sign out, let us remind ourselves what we have learned, so nothing escapes your mind. I have shared several methods of using Telegram without a phone number which are:

  • Using a landline number
  • Using Google Voice for those in the United States
  • Using your friend’s number
  • Using a fake number from an app

If you still have any more questions or concerns, please leave them in the comments, and I will get back to you.

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About Frankie Caruso

I'm Frankie Caruso. I'm a professional amateur in that ugly business of social media, instant messaging apps and computer security. I help all those frustrated people who call themselves digital illiterates to understand something about this confusing digital world.