reply to post by Aisling
Ok. Here is the trick if this is indeed an sms verification, not an actual phone call.
If you have an iphone, ipod touch, or android device, there is a free app (in app adds) called "textme" on apple store and "text me!" on android
Now, there are subtle differences between the ipod version and the android version. I set up my account on the apple one, and it askes for a number
so it can provide you with a "local" number. I gave it my old de-activated land line number and it gave me a canadian number in my area code.
This app uses your data or wifi connection and once configured, you can text for free to any number in the US and Canada and a few other international
places. As well, anyone with a phone can text you to the number created by the app. You can send text pics and audio clips with the app, but can't
receive them unless the person sending is using the app.
There are several different apps that do this, I can only speak for this one being 100% free, no spam calls, no weirdness, no charges for anyone ever.
It's also the fastest, you can have the same conversation you would have over sms with little to no delays most of the time.
Set that up, see if you can get a local number, but it really doesn't matter...
Then provide facebook with that number for sms verification.
The only downside is, if you don't use the app for 72 hours it will re-assign your number, so if your account ever did get locked out and you needed
to have them send you an sms, you'd either have to use the app every second day, or create a new facebook account.
Here's the android version:
I'd suggest if you have the option, to use the ipod version. can't get my contacts to load pictures in the android version, only my own, where as
you can assign images to your contacts in the apple version. As well, the apple version lets you send video clips as well, which the android
I've been using it for a few months, it's great, saves you a ton on your sms, and also allows you to not give out your real phone number, but still
be reachable on your phone via sms.
Now, I've send audio and pictures from the apple one with no issues at all for the end user, but some people are reporting that from the android
version when you send an image, the end user they get a link they have to load from a web browser. I can't verify that, my contact didn't report
any of that, so it might be up to specific carriers.