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    do i still need a mobile phone number?

    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?


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    Sms authentication?


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Sms authentication?
    i believe i still get sms authentication with a data only sim card

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    Calling the police , firefighters etc.
    even works abroad with HK Sim in some territories,


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    Quote Originally Posted by aquaman:
    i believe i still get sms authentication with a data only sim card
    What about calling a traditional hotline? Bank.. Credit card.. Kids school.. Building Management...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrison:
    Calling the police , firefighters etc.
    Emergency calls can be made even if a SIM card is not installed or is inactive (locked, disconnected, out of credit, etc).
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    My web based phone allows all calls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aquaman:
    My web based phone allows all calls.
    Obviously, you want an answer " you don't really need a mobile phone number". Vote to your confidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquaman:
    i believe i still get sms authentication with a data only sim card
    Better check then.

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    WhatsApp is tied to a phone number and WeChat requires ones for authentication. WhatsApp usually blocks VoIP numbers.


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