This article will cover the basics of how to use a disposable number, including how to buy one.
Disposable Numbers…What are They?
Temporary phone numbers can be used for a limited period of time, usually to sign up for a social media platform. Usually, you have to contact your service provider to get a new number if need be. Depending on your chosen provider, there may even be a lengthy processing time involved.
But with the help of a telecom provider like Hottelecom, you don’t need to get permission from a cellular service provider to get a new number. Getting one for yourself is very easy!
And unlike other VoIP numbers, there’s no associated subscription fee because it expires once used. Should you need to access it again for account verification, you can pay for temporary access to the same number.
Getting a Disposable Number
If you’re worried that the process will be long-winding, don’t worry. Consider the entire process as easy as ordering a digital product like an ebook online. Below is how you can get one with Hottelecom. The exact process may differ across various providers, but the general flow should be the same.
1. Go to the Homepage
If you want to learn more about VoIP and its offers, this is the place. We advise you to look around to make sure a disposable number is the best fit for you.
There should be a big blue button there that says “Buy Virtual Number Online.” Just click that button. This should trigger the opening of a different tab where you’ll do the rest of the steps.
2. Select the Type of Number You’re Looking For
You’ll see “Step 1: Select type of number”. Hottelecom provides a few options, including toll-free, fax, SMS, call, and one-use SMS numbers. Please note that for other providers, the selection may be named differently. At least for our purposes, you should click the last one.
Then, select the country where you want to register your service on. After you do that, you’ll be able to select from a dropdown menu a list of services where you’d be able to use the number. There is an “Other” option if you can’t see it there.
3. Sign Up
So you don’t need to fill out the information; you can simply use the Google Sign In button to go to the next step. Otherwise, click the Sign-Up button and fill out all the information you’re asked for.
If you already have a Hottelecom account, skip this step.
4. Pay for your Purchase
Review the details to make sure everything is in order. Then, proceed to pay for it. Hottelecom covers a lot of payment methods so you don’t have to worry about that. You’ll also be able to use it immediately after payment.
Quick FAQs on Purchasing Disposable Numbers
If you’re interested in purchasing, don’t do it without reading this first. We want you to be completely informed about your purchase decision before moving forward.
Do you Need to Comply with Certain Requirements to Get the Number?
No, not at all! For as long as it’s legal to buy one in your country, you’d be able to do so. The only thing closest to a requirement would be the payment for the number.
Is There a Limit on How Many You can Get?
Not at all. For as long as the number that you want is available, you can use it. Feel free to order as many as you need!
Are There disadvantages to Getting a Virtual Disposable Number?
If the reason that you’re getting one is aligned with the purpose of the number, there should be no disadvantage. For example, you change your phone all the time, so you always need to reverify your phone number. In this case, you may be better off with a regular non-expiry virtual number.
How Does a Temporary Number Work?
Once purchased, you’d be able to use it. With Hottelecom, the entire process can be done in two steps. Simply use the number to register for the service where it can be used. Then, wait for a confirmation code. It will appear as an “SMS message” in your personal account.
Where Can I Get One?
There are many telecom companies today, so this shouldn’t be a problem. Your bigger concern should be choosing a provider that delivers on the promise. That’s why it’s important to stick only with those with a proven track record in the VoIP industry.