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do i still need a mobile phone number?

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  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquaman:
    do i still need a mobile phone number?
    i almost make all my calls on whatsapp, wechat, or facetime. i have skype like web based number. does anyone see any problem with replacing my voice/data sim card with a data only sim card?
    When you get a new phone or for some reason reinstall software, you'll need the SMS code to put your whatsapp on it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MandM!:
    When you get a new phone or for some reason reinstall software, you'll need the SMS code to put your whatsapp on it again.
    my data card accepts sms

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    then you are fine. i think the only drawback is possible inability to call 999/911/112/311/1823.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw:
    Is there such as thing as a data only sim card in Hong Kong, and is it any cheaper or better than a normal sim with voice/data? I know in Japan this is possible and there are benefits to a data only sim with no number, but I did not think such a thing existed in HK.
    Definitely exists. I have had one for years. Tried to make a phone call on it a few times by accident and could not.

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    This is a funny post.

    Data only SIMs do come with a phone number.

    The OP should state do I still need to make phone calls. The answer is no. The answer as it stands, is a resounding YES.

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