Telegram prioritizes data security and privacy. The latest update to the app proves this once again. Telegram now offers the ability to create an account without a SIM card. In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to use the messaging application without disclosing your mobile phone number.
Signing Up for Telegram Without a SIM Card
Since the advent of social media and messaging apps, personal data has become a commodity like any other. That’s why it’s never been more important to ensure the security of your data. Today, we know that all of our personal information can be easily collected, used, and exploited by third parties.
Aware of this problem, Telegram has made significant changes to the way its messaging works. For example, the application offers new ways to protect user anonymity.
Until now, to open an account on Telegram, you had no choice but to provide your phone number. The good news is that from now on, the Telegram team is relaxing the terms of registration for their messaging app.
This means that it is now possible to create a Telegram account without a SIM card. However, there is still a small caveat concerning the registration process. It is no longer necessary to have a SIM card on the device you are using to create a Telegram account. However, you will still need to enter a phone number to connect to the messaging app.
If you absolutely want to keep your mobile number secret, Telegram will offer to sell you a phone number powered by Fragment’s blockchain platform. Obviously, this operation has a cost (about ten euros). But it’s the price to pay for anonymity on the internet. See also: Telegram’s paid offer. Finally, an important detail is that the purchase of an anonymous phone number is done directly from the Telegram interface. You won’t need to go to another site to complete your messaging registration process.
Note that the purchased numbers will only be used during registration with the Telegram messaging app. As they are not attached to a SIM card, you will not be able to use them to receive SMS messages or make phone calls.
Download the Telegram application from the Google Play Store. If you have an iPhone, note that the messaging service does not yet offer this anonymous phone number system on the iOS app. Launch the messaging app you just installed on your phone. Click on the Create an Account button. Check the anonymous number box. Click the Open Fragments button. Follow the on-screen instructions to finalize the purchase of your anonymous phone number. Copy the provided code or click the Open in Telegram button.
Note that the Fragment service is not available in all countries around the world. For example, the company does not operate in the United States.