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Old 03-04-2012, 02:10 PM
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Yeah hotmail has asked me to do that, and it hasn't been a problem. Never gotten any spam or anything.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:41 PM
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Google does the same thing on occasion. There should be somewhere on the page that says skip (it's really tiny). It's not mandatory but can be helpful if someone hacks your account or what have you.
I'll take a look again, but I didn't see anything to let me skip it. I even clicked the "Continue" button, but it wouldn't go further because I didn't verify my account. Haven't had Google, Hotmail or Yahoo require a phone number.

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I suspect you have a virus.. I have never had that either...
Hubby thought of that this morning and checked it out while I was at a Rally seminar. He said everything is OK.

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facebook asks new users to verify their account with a cell number. It's not a scam..and it's pretty normal.

You don't HAVE to do it. It is necessary so you can use some features (like changing your URL, timeline etc...)

https://www.facebook.com/help/verify

It's so that people stay real and don't start making 2589728957328951 accounts.

I have mine verified.. it's not that big of a deal. You get a text message with a code and fill it in. and they are very specific that the info is never shared, used etc.. and I've never had a problem.
It's not a new account, tho. I'm fussy about who I give my cell number to. As it is, it p*sses me off that Verizon sends me text messages about upgrading my phone, and they're my carrier. Thanks for the link! I'll check it out.

ETA- I saw that page last night. It's contridictory (sp?). When I typed in our phone number, it gave the option to receive a phone call or a text. And the answer about why you can't use a landline is ridiculous. Besides the fact that I don't want to give them my phone number- believe it or not, not everybody has a cell phone, or can receive texts. FB better get their act together.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:20 PM
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Yea, about two months ago I wouldn't have been able to verify. I didn't have a cell.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:49 PM
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CNN explained why FB wants your cell phone number. Hmm, not quite what FB is telling me. And, since I don't have, nor want, a smart phone, there would be no reason to have this info saved to my cell phone number.

http://www.fluther.com/47063/why-doe...mobile-number/

Oh yeah- I can be like a dog with a bone about some things. LOL
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:33 PM
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It asks me for my number every now and then. You don't have to give it to them. I haven't, and Facebook still works fine for me.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:24 AM
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It asks me for my number every now and then. You don't have to give it to them. I haven't, and Facebook still works fine for me.
That's the problem- I'm locked out of my account.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:39 AM
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You shouldn't be. You should be able to click on the top bar and it will redirect you away from the page.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:12 PM
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It asks me occasionally and gives me the option to say no thanks.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:24 PM
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This is the page that comes up after I log in. I clicked on "Facebook" on the top, and nothing happened.

https://www.facebook.com/checkpoint/

When I click on "Continue", this is what I get:
https://www.facebook.com/checkpoint/

I've done a lot of Googling of this. Some people had luck using a "disposable"/pay as you go type of cell phone, but others haven't. That's the only way "around" this that I've been able to find. And, honestly, we don't have the money to go that route (hubby's been unemployed for 3 years).
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:27 PM
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Can you take a screenshot? I can't view that checkpoint page... when I click the link it just takes me to my feed page.
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