• @AgreeableLandscape
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    92 years ago

    Probably referring to that it’s harder for scammers to create scam accounts because they need to verify the phone number is actually theirs before the account can send messages. IMO, still not worth requiring a phone number for the 90% of legitimate users.

    • @thervingi
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      42 years ago

      There are websites online that offer 10 minute phone numbers.

      • @AgreeableLandscape
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        32 years ago

        Not sure if Signal does this, but most websites will automatically look up the phone number registration, see that it’s from one of those companies, and reject it.

        • @Democracy
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          2 years ago

          There are these services still around.

          https://sms24.me/en/messages/Signal

          You’ll notice most numbers aren’t from US. The ability to detect VoIP numbers only applies to NA.