Have you ever been asked to provide your phone number when registering for ChatGPT? You may have wondered why this is necessary. In this article, we will explore the reasons why ChatGPT asks for a phone number and why it is important to provide a valid number.
Why does ChatGPT ask for a phone number?
ChatGPT does not accept VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) numbers, which means that an active mobile number is required for verification. This is likely because ChatGPT wants to match your queries against information about you that they can purchase cheaply. In addition, the phone number serves as another layer of security for the account. This is a common practice nowadays; OpenAI’s help centre states that they require phone number verification “for security reasons.” ChatGPT requires a phone number to create an account for security reasons. OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, uses your phone number to verify your identity and protect your account from unauthorized access.
What happens if I don’t have a phone number?
Unfortunately, there is no way to create a ChatGPT account without a phone number. If you do not have a valid phone number, you will not be able to use the platform.
Is it possible to use ChatGPT without providing a phone number?
If you’re looking for an alternative to ChatGPT that doesn’t require you to verify your phone number, you can try using Microsoft’s search engine, Bing. To use Bing, you’ll need a Microsoft account, but you don’t need to go through OpenAI to get one–you can just use a VoIP phone number (like the free numbers available through Google Voice).
Is it possible to utilize ChatGPT without having to create an account?
ChatGPT requires users to sign in while BAI Chat does not necessitate creating an account or logging in, making it more suitable for individuals who are searching for an alternative to ChatGPT without needing to log in.
Is it secure to provide OpenAI with my phone number?
When you register on our platform, we do ask for a phone number so we can confirm your account and keep the platform secure. We won’t use that number for anything else, and we take your privacy seriously.