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Re: New Gmail requires a cell phone number?
Smart Girl, Autumn!
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Re: New Gmail requires a cell phone number?
Or accidentally "lose" it.
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Re: New Gmail requires a cell phone number?

no i never provide an alternate email address. it asked for the cell phone on the second page along with country Frustrated

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Re: New Gmail requires a cell phone number?
Thinking, yeah see it's bc you didn't provide alternate email.
I just retried it without providing an alternate email and i got the 2nd page you were talking about asking for my country and cell phone number.

When you provide an alternate email, it sends a notifcation to that email address. I guess this is a way they can tackle spammers from just signing up willy-nilly without anything legit. When you don't provide the alternate email it's going to ask you for your SMS enabled cell phone number. (though i still think that is a bit much!)

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Re: New Gmail requires a cell phone number?

ah ok good. but you would think that they could TELL me that up front? i didn't see anywhere in the FAQ's where it explained that, dumb google Shame On You thank you Big Hug

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Re: New Gmail requires a cell phone number?
I AGREE!!! you're welcome!!
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Re: New Gmail requires a cell phone number?

I do know that if you use a proxy server or a program such as Hide IP or something similar to that program GMail will ask you for a cell phone number. As soon as you stop using that type of program or a proxy server they don't ask for it. I don't know if you use anything like this, just a thought.

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Re: New Gmail requires a cell phone number?

no i didnt use a proxy

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Re: New Gmail requires a cell phone number?

I just tried to create a new acct as well. Why the hell should I have to give my phone number. Some weird ish goin on...

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Re: New Gmail requires a cell phone number?

If you don't give them a alternative email address they ask for the cell phone. I think that is if you should get locked out that they can text you a password vs asking you security questions.

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