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Register without mobile

Someone I know wants to use Flickr and will not give private details which is unnecessary and invasive. The dirty antics of facebook have confirmed what they always suspected. How can they register without providing their home address, PIN number, etc. just so they can use Flickr? "Security" and "being locked out" is irrelevant, when alternative email addresses are available as options. Please answer relevantly to my question.

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Re: Register without mobile

Greetings @f_farraday

 

I would answer relevantly to your question if I actually knew what the question was.  Flickr is part of Yahoo so it's governed by Yahoo's Terms of Service.  You can use an existing Yahoo account or create a new one.  Creating a new account requires you to enter a mobile number to receive the account key code message as part of the registration process.

 

YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS

In consideration of your use of the Yahoo Services, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving the Yahoo Services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Yahoo Service's registration form (the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Yahoo has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Yahoo has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Yahoo Services (or any portion thereof). You must be aged 13 or over to use the Services. If you have a pre-existing Family Account covering children aged under 13 then you have an ongoing responsibility to determine whether any of the Yahoo Services areas and/or Content (as defined in Section 6 below) are appropriate for your child.

 

Since it appears this person doesn't want to provide the required information shown above they could always have a friend or neighbor create these accounts and then have this person share the sign in information with them.  That way the friend or neighbor becomes the account owner and is responsible for what anyone else does on their accounts.


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Re: Register without mobile

Greetings @f_farraday

 

I would answer relevantly to your question if I actually knew what the question was.  Flickr is part of Yahoo so it's governed by Yahoo's Terms of Service.  You can use an existing Yahoo account or create a new one.  Creating a new account requires you to enter a mobile number to receive the account key code message as part of the registration process.

 

YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS

In consideration of your use of the Yahoo Services, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving the Yahoo Services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Yahoo Service's registration form (the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Yahoo has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Yahoo has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Yahoo Services (or any portion thereof). You must be aged 13 or over to use the Services. If you have a pre-existing Family Account covering children aged under 13 then you have an ongoing responsibility to determine whether any of the Yahoo Services areas and/or Content (as defined in Section 6 below) are appropriate for your child.

 

Since it appears this person doesn't want to provide the required information shown above they could always have a friend or neighbor create these accounts and then have this person share the sign in information with them.  That way the friend or neighbor becomes the account owner and is responsible for what anyone else does on their accounts.


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Re: Register without mobile

far,   Yahoo requires a mobile phone for all new accounts.  your friend has a right to privacy but she won't be able to open a new account without giving up some of that privacy.  i don't work for Yahoo.

New 'Hoo

Re: Register without mobile

So what you are saying is that a person has to go out and purchase a cellphone and service BEFORE they can get a Yahoo account? I am trying to help a very senior citizen get a Yahoo account and she is not able to afford a cell phone or service and  there are many poor people who don't have a cellphone and have no way of getting one! So does this mean Yahoo doesn't want more users? Or is there a way around this insane requirement? Or is Yahoo telling  poor people to go to you know where?

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Re: Register without mobile

Greetings @pfrost

 

If you don't have a cell phone you could always ask a friend if they can use their cell phone number in order to sign up for a Yahoo account. 

 

Add or remove an account recovery method - https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail/SLN3544.html?impressions=true

 

If they agree you will want to add another email address as a recovery email address to go along with the cell phone number. 

 

Since you are helping a very senior citizen open a Yahoo account it would be great if you let them use your cell phone number.  Can you tell me how many of these poor people who can't afford a cell phone have a computer and can afford Internet service?  You could even help these poor people wanting to open a Yahoo account by buying them a cheap phone that can receive text messages and then using that number to open multiple Yahoo accounts.  You can hang on to the phone so you can manage their account security concerns.

 

 

 

 


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Re: Register without mobile

Hello @pfrost

 

In order to open a new Yahoo account, access the Yahoo registration page, enter your details in the spaces provided and click on "Create My Account". Yahoo account registration requires a valid phone number.

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New 'Hoo

Re: Register without mobile

I believe you live in a fantasy world. Not everyone has a cell phone. Many of thousands of 'poor people'   go to the local library to use a library computer since they cannot afford a pc or an internet connection. There are people who live from social security check to the next ss check and a pc is not a choice. Having taught senior internet classes in a public library, the majority of these seniors struggle to email much less text without a cell phone.  I find your 'answer' insulting to those people who aren't as wealthy as you are. This conversation is over!

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Re: Register without mobile

Greetings @pfrost

 

So does this mean you're not willing to help the poor people you mentioned by purchasing a cell phone that can receive texts and then using that number to help them create the Yahoo accounts they couldn't create otherwise?  Since you mentioned there are thousand of people that could be helped by doing this you could be the one to spearhead this movement to create gatekeepers that would buy phone for this very purpose.  Please think of the good you could do before saying "No" to this mission.

 

You can let Yahoo know that you feel requiring people to enter a cell phone number in order to create a Yahoo account descriminates against those that don't have or can't afford a cell phone by providing feedback.

Feedback on Yahoo Mail - https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail-for-desktop/sln15846.html

 

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New 'Hoo

Re: Register without mobile

ArthurDent I suggest you cough up all of this money for each and every financially deprived citizen or stfu. It's your suggestion so it's your action to take.

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Re: Register without mobile

Greetings @12and12

 

I believe you are reading something that is not there.  There are programs available that provide cell phones and service at little or no cost if you qualify for them.

 

Perhaps you'd like to help start a GoFundMe account with the goal of providing money for cell phones for each and every financially deprived citizen.  It seems only right since you mention these people and just think how good you will feel when you are able to provide this service to these citizens.


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