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Anyone is able to use their number on Twitter and Google registrations?

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Wondering
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I can't seem to do so, the former says it's not a valid number.

Gondola
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Hi @Wondering 

 

Twitter expect you to sign up with an email address and or mobile number. FAQ

 

This is because they normally expect to send verification and notification messages by text to email or SMS text to the mobile. You can select a voice call to verify your registration but they don't send twitter message notifications by voice call. 

 

TalkTalk's landline 'phone service is not enabled for SMS texts.

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Wondering
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I don't think it being a landline is the problem, as I could do it successfully with BT's before.

Gondola
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...The BT network is enabled for SMS text messages to landline 'phones. TalkTalk's network is not.

 

There's the answer.

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Wondering
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So, effectively TT users are excluded from social networks. Awesome.
martswain
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@Wondering wrote:
So, effectively TT users are excluded from social networks. Awesome.

Not at all, TT do not support SMS to landlines as previously mentioned.

 

Social networks work absolutely fine, you just cannot register with a TT landline number.

Martin, just a customer trying to help.
Gondola
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Hi @Wondering 

 

I agree with Martin. "Social networks work absolutely fine for TalkTalk customers."

 

I'm not one to be 'tweeting' here there and everywhere but those that do find their static devices at home like desktop pc, laptops, notebook and tablets can access Twitter via TalkTalk broadband and the Wi-Fi of the TalkTalk router.

 

Mobile devices at home connect to Twitter using Wi-Fi and then via mobile network data or hot-spot Wi-Fi when out and about.

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Wondering
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I'm surprised throughout the years it's never been brought up, considering the amount of people registered here that probably want to register there too.
Gondola
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...I don't recall any Twitter users mentioning the issue of no SMS texting to and from TalkTalk landlines. But the request for SMS texting to and from TalkTalk landlines has previously been brought up as an Idea.

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Wondering
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When one chooses an ISP whether social media is accessible to registration or not isn't exactly a priority, but it's such a pity... and ironic that a company with seemingly a focus on 'talk' has such consequences. Of course, it's not like it's all to blame, I'm not even sure why they require phones since spambots still can seemingly register.
Wondering
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This is completely unacceptable, without a Google account (even though they claim verification is supposedly optional) I can barely even use an Android device. How funny, TalkTalk without a phone! I'm going to consider changing ISPs if it continues being so stupid, it's even worse that it's been raised years ago.
martswain
Philosopher

With the rapidly declining use of landlines, I wouldn't hold your breath that any ISP that currently doesn't support what you want is going to bother to enable it.

Martin, just a customer trying to help.
Gondola
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Hi Wondering 

 

I'm left wondering if your remarks are just fatuous for effect. Yes, Google have ramped up authentication security. Is that a bad thing? Or to keep you safe and secure?

 

As Martin correctly says texting to landlines is unlikely to be implemented. Landlines are 'dead' in terms of radical new investments. 

 

BT are continuing with plans to close down the copper line network over the next few years.  Before long we'll all be using voice over internet 'phones and provided with voice, messaging, texting and multimedia delivery with 'phones connected to our broadband networks. 

 

More new routers are appearing with a socket to connect up your home 'phone. That's the future for texting to a home 'phone if that's what you're looking for.

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martswain
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At our Thai properties, with full FTTP, each router provides two connections for phone lines.

 

VOIP is the future, RIP the copper/aluminium line, the sooner the better !

Martin, just a customer trying to help.
Wondering
Team Player

Well, if VOIP is accepted by these verification systems and it can be provided by TT I wouldn't mind, but is it? And Google hasn't ramped up anything, I came across the fact they don't ask for a number if done through mobile... so, what security, they just want to annoy desktop users, but Twitter still remains inaccessible, and that has nothing to do with security either as spambots are able to register in droves.