Recent privacy issues have helped put WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, in a bad light; on the other hand, other platforms have begun to emerge in an important way, especially Signal and Telegram.
The latter is now a very mature application, and which has nothing to envy to WhatsApp, offering indeed many exclusive and very useful features. We have seen how with Telegram it is possible to chat anonymously and to find close people with Telegram.
One of the most recurring questions when it comes to Telegram is: can it be used without a mobile phone? In this article, I’ll explain how to use Telegram without a phone number.
Install Telegram with a temporary number
One of the main methods to install Telegram without entering the phone number is to rely on one of the many online sites for temporary numbers.
These are services that can provide you with a momentary telephone number thanks to which you can also receive SMS, a function that is useful when you need to confirm your identity via code.
In this regard, I suggest you take a look at the article in which I explain how to use a temporary phone number, where you will find more information about it.
However, with this strategy, you will not have to enter your personal address, but you will simply rely on a fictitious phone number.
The registration procedure will remain unchanged.
Install Telegram with another SIM
Often the main reason that drives us to want to avoid using certain services that require a telephone number, is to not disseminate our data online, on platforms that we may not be able to use after a certain period.
Consequently, another solution to use Telegram without a phone number is to use a different SIM than the main one.
- In fact, the costs of these cards are now very low, and for the confirmation message about registering for certain services, you don’t even need to subscribe to a certain rate: the important thing is clear that the SIM is active.
- Consequently, you could buy a new card with an attached phone number, or rely on an old SIM that is still enabled.
- This way you won’t rely on your primary contact information.
Use Telegram Web from another device
The last alternative to use Telegram without a number is to rely on Telegram Web, the service offered by the popular platform that allows you to stay connected to your account even from other devices.
In fact, sometimes you simply want to have access to your contacts on multiple devices, and this mode is absolutely supported by Telegram.
Obviously in this case you will not go to create a new account, but you will simply replicate the content and conversations of your main user on other devices, a very useful operation when for example you do not have immediate access to your smartphone.
Here’s how to use Telegram Web:
- Go to the Telegram Web site.
- Enter the phone number with which you registered.
- Wait for the message with the confirmation code and enter it on the new screen.