How to verify your Signal account
Since the beginning of time, we as individuals have had the necessity to stay connected between communities. As we’ve been evolving, we’ve had to learn that communication is important too for both ourselves and for innovation.
So, it’s really not surprising that the human mind has found ways for communication even at a distance. We started with paintings and carrier pigeons, moved to telegraph and radio signal, and now we’re in the smart devices’ era.
We can send messages, make phone calls and send emails from anywhere in the world with a few taps on the screen of our smartphone, and that’s a great tool that we as humans should take advantage of. That’s why apps that make this process easier are being used and developed. Apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, Slack, Wire, and Signal are some of the few that specializes in messaging services. The latest one reached 105 million total downloads in January 2021.
Signal is a free open-source software that uses phone numbers for its encrypted voice, video calling, and instant messaging service. It allows both international and local video and voice calls free of charge, through Wi-Fi or mobile data. On Android, users can make Signal the default SMS and MMS app, that way being able to text through the app to people that don’t have it. This definitely is a big pro that most companies in this field don’t have. It also has the feature, for some countries, of a crypto wallet, where users can store, receive and make payments while on the app.
This app also has few features targeted at users’ security. For one, all messages are end-to-end encrypted. All the information is stored in the phone and not on Signal’s servers, it uses key fingerprints and QR codes to verify the identities of the people you’re messaging to, it blurs people’s faces to protect their identity, and it also allows setting timers on messages.
However, not everything can be perfect for the app. Signal requires a phone number in order to sign up for the app, and only one number per device will be accepted. This definitely is a reason for users-to-be to back up from signing up to Signal, given that having your real number online can increase the risk of identity theft or being scammed. So what to do in this case? Getting a temporary number would be the best choice!
In this guide you’ll learn how to verify your Signal account without using your real number, keeping your data and privacy safe. This guide is meant for people living in the US, so if you don’t live there, now it’s the time to get a VPN or a residential Proxy to change your IP address, and come back and follow this guide. We’ll be waiting for you!
Step 1: Go to Signal
First, you need to download the app. To do this, go to your mobile device app store and search for “Signal” on the search bar.
Install the first option.
Now, open the app. You’ll be given two choices: to continue or to restore an account. To create a new account, hit “Continue”.
Now, you can choose if you want to sync your contacts or not, you can either click “not now” or “continue”.
By this time, you’ll need to provide a phone number. To do this, go to our page to acquire a virtual number.
Step 2: Get a temporary number
On the top menu of our page, you’ll see the options “Sign In” and “Sign Up”. Create an account if you don’t have one yet and if you do, just sign in with your login information.
Once you’re in, make sure you see “United States” on the top tab and, if you don’t, click on “Select Country” and choose United States.
Now, go to “Services” and “Short-term numbers”.
Search for “Signal” and click on the purchase button to acquire this Non-VoIP number.
You’ll see a small window with your buying information. First, mark the checkbox to confirm the purchase and then click on “Next”.
Copy the number displayed on the screen and type it on the Signal page.
Before they send you the code, they’ll ask you to confirm your number, so hit “Ok”.
Step 3: Verify your account
You’re almost done! All you have to do now is to enter the code asked. To do this, click “Next” on Signal and then on our page. You should be receiving your code shortly after.
After receiving it, enter it on Signal. Now, finish setting up your account.
Step 4: Wrapping it up
To finish up, set up your profile by adding your first name, and optionally your last name.
Create your PIN for extra security on your account, click on “Next” and then re-enter it.
Now you’re done, welcome to Signal!
Congratulations, you have successfully created your account by verifying it through an SMS using disposable telephones for Signal. Have a great time connecting with others on this useful app!