25600Re: [Y-Mail] telephone/registering with Yahoo
- Aug 30, 2013
They actually send a text message to verify the change, so a regular number wouldn't work.
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From: adeomus ******** <carpediemadeomus@...>;
To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com <Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com>;
Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] telephone/registering with Yahoo
Sent: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 2:41:19 AMwhat if one uses a commercial number ?
chances are they would never call it anyway...
From: Chris J Brady <chrisjbrady@...>
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2013 8:37:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] registering with Yahoo
There should be an opt out for this process. Apparently its for ensuring that if your account gets hacked and the password changed they can verify that the account was actually yours. Google has the same 'two step' process - but they allow you to opt out of this - at your risk. However providing a cell phone number is also valuable data - 'cos they also track the sites you visit. Then the cell phone number can be given to those sites for spamming you with marketing texts. Facebook is going to try the same nonsense. The weakness in this process is assuming that everyone has a cell / mobile phone. I know loads of folk who don't have one for many reasons; and some are even allergic to radiation. Its very bad commerce to lock out anyone who doesn't have a cell phone. CJB.
From: Donna <pnwfemale@...>
Sent: Friday, 30 August 2013, 11:45
Subject: [Y-Mail] registering with Yahoo
One of my online friends wanted to join a Yahoo group that I'm a member of; but, didn't have a Yahoo ID. Anyway, he goes through the registration form and has to enter a cell phone number. Only thing is, he doesn't have a cell phone and he said that he tried to write all zeros. The form said that it wasn't a valid phone number. He didn't want to enter his land line number. I never had to enter a cell phone number when I registered with Yahoo back in the 90s; so, I used my sister's number and changed the numbers a bit. How does a person register for a Yahoo account if he doesn't have a cell phone? It would be pretty easy to make up a random number; but, that random number could turn out to be somebody's actual phone number.
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