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Why so many sites ask for a cell phone number to gain access.?
Looking for recipes and such and I don't have a cell phone so I can't gain access. There should be another option.
- LaredoLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
When you post your cell phone number to access a site, they add a "fee" to your cell phone bill every month. I mistakenly fell for that trick and was billed $9.95 access fee the first month and then they started sending lots of text messages (advertisements) and billed me 33 cents for each one. Every time I sent a text back requesting them to stop, I was billed another 33 cents and they wouldn't stop. I called my cell phone provider to lodge a complaint and was told they couldn't do anything about it because the sender was their client and billed through their cell phone billing system.
Verizon had already blocked the billing company's phone number and they just started using another one. Finally I marched into Verizon's office and told them to program my phone so I wouldn't be billed for SPAM texts. They said they couldn't and I said, "Remove the text card and block ALL text messaging from my phone." All I have is phone calling but at least I'm not receiving high cell phone bills for text messages from scammers who bill through my phone company.
- 1 decade ago
My best guess is that they want to contact you when something goes wrong. Maybe they want to know who you are if you've been spamming or you did something illegal so that they can get the fuzz to arrest you.
- motoxLv 41 decade ago