Many people think and don’t know, you can get a US number in Ghana to use virtually even without being in the territories of the US. There are some websites verifications that demand a US number before you can be verified to use their services.
Unfortunately, if you don’t have one, you lose access to the website because you were not verified. A clear example is using Paypal in Ghana. Since Ghana is not accepted by Paypal, there is no way you can create a verified Paypal account.
Paypal demands you verify your phone number together with your mail before you can be fully active with the service. Since Ghana is not accepted, getting a US number to create the account and use for verification is the best step.
Not only Paypal, but there are also other online services that do not accept registrations from Ghana and having a US number to receive test SMS and phone calls for verification can help you register on such sites.
In this post, I will show you how you can get a virtual US number for free to use for verification at free cost. The number can also be used for WhatsApp verification and Facebook.
Steps To Get A US Number For Free
Text plus is a great app for receiving free calls and text SMS from anywhere. Text plus offers free US number for a lifetime. With the free dummy US phone number assigned to you, it can be used to send/receive free calls and text messages from anywhere in the world.
Follow below steps to get a free US number using Textplus.
- Firstly, download the Textplus Android/IOS app from the store.
- Open the app and signup. On the signup page, you need to enter these details > Your Name, DOB, Password, Email etc.
- After the signup process, what’s left is to set a free US number
- On your app dashboard, navigate to the menu icon, click on the button that says ‘Tap to get free Textplus Number ” to get your free US number.
- On the next section, you need to select any state and area code.
- Now click on Get a Custom Number
- That’s all. You have a working US number now.
Google Voice offers free second US number for all US citizens. This means, to get a free second US number by Google Voice, you need to be a native of the US. You will need to verify your account with a working US number.
Without a working US number, your Google Voice number cannot be verified. When applying for the second number, you need to get a friend or family member in the US to verify with their working phone number. An SMS verification will be sent to the number.
You then need to get the SMS number from your friend or family to verify your account.
Below are the steps to follow to get a Google voice number.
- Type Google Voice in Google search and open the first link to visit the site.
- Sign in with your Gmail account
- Click on Get Google Voice and click continue. Note, Google voice can be accessed only with PC.
- Next, search any local US area and pick any number of your choice by entering the Area code
- Verify your Voice number by inserting a working US number for SMS verification
- After verification, your Google Voice number will be active. You can use to receive call and SMS for free.
You can use the Google voice number for site verification like Paypal, WhatsApp and others.
There were many applications and website offering the services of offering free US numbers, but as of the time writing this post, most of the services are not working. The ones that we found working with no issues are the ones listed here.
Getting a US number in Ghana is possible. In this post, I have provided you with the working steps to follow to get a free US number for your site verification.