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How To Create A Virtual Number To Use On WhatsApp

WhatsApp, unlike other instant messaging applications, before you can use the service, you have to link with a phone number. But it is not strictly that we should have a SIM card associated with a phone number because we can get a free virtual number and with it, we can create a WhatsApp account. Is very good to have a secondary WhatsApp account, for example, or to differentiate a WhatsApp for work use and another for personal use only.

How To Create A Virtual Number?

To create a virtual number is something that takes years making because, although now perhaps WhatsApp is the key to having an interest therein, verification through phone number has spent years there.

And there are users who are concerned about having to use their real phone number to sign up for certain online services. In the case of WhatsApp, as we mentioned, creating a virtual number does not serve to create a secondary WhatsApp account or for other things. For example, create a WhatsApp account independent of our number, so that we can talk through the instant messaging service without being able to call us.

How to get a virtual phone number to create a WhatsApp account there are dozens of applications that allow us to get a virtual phone number to create our WhatsApp account on both Android and iPhone mobile devices. And each of them has its peculiarities, but basically, they work exactly the same way. The one we have chosen is Hushed, In which you can download in the corresponding links at the end of this article, and with it, we can create our virtual number by following the instruction provided below.

Creating A Virtual Number

After downloading and installing the application, open it on your mobile device and click on Start. Now you will have to click on Register and use your email address and a password here. Access permissions to the microphone and others will be requested, but you can deny them if you are not going to use this application to communicate through it. Next, you will simply have to click on the Get new number button and then choose from the list the country of the virtual number that you are going to create, taking into account that not all services – Voice, SMS, and MMS are available for virtual numbers of all countries. Configuring the virtual number In addition to choosing the country of the virtual number
You can also choose in some cases the type of line we are interested in selecting Mobile because it is the one that offers all the services in full. And lastly, we can also select the area, which will be what determines the prefix of the numbering of our virtual line to create the WhatsApp account. And once this is done, an extensive list will appear from which we can choose the phone number that we like the most and that, for example, you can choose a number that can be easy to remember.

Choosing A Plan For The Virtual Number

Maintaining a virtual number has a cost, how could it be otherwise, and that is what the plans consist of. For $ 3.99 per month, But we also have an unlimited plan, for example, depending on the selected country we may have to choose an international rate. Actually, what interests us is not the SMS that you let us send, or the minutes of calls that we can consume, but to have the virtual line to be able to receive the confirmation SMS when registering in WhatsApp, or to receive calls for verification with this method.

How To Create A WhatsApp Account With A Virtual Number

When we have our virtual number created and working, it will work like a conventional telephone line. The little difference is that it will always have to be managed through this application and we will not be able, for example, to use the normal Phone app for it(eg Dailer, Contact).
Be that as it may, we can create a WhatsApp account with a virtual phone number despite the limitations they have, and the way to proceed is as simple as it would be with a conventional phone number.

it will ask us for a phone number to register the account. We will enter the virtual number that we have just created and, obviously, we will take into account the prefix to be used according to the country of the phone number created because by default WhatsApp will use the prefix of our real country. Once this is done, and accepted,  WhatsApp will automatically send a verification SMS message to that line, and we should find it in the Hushed application; if so, just enter it and verify the account creation.

If the SMS does not appear, then we would have to wait for the counter to reach 00:00 and, at that moment, request the verification by call. When doing so, they will call us at the telephone number of our virtual line and they will dictate a numerical code. This numerical code is entered in WhatsApp and from then on the account registration will be confirmed with our virtual telephone number.