Using a virtual number for WhatsApp can have more utilities than many might think. In this article we are going to show you what they are and how to use it step by step.
WhatsApp is perhaps the application that we use most on our mobile, but when we register we are asked for our mobile number, this will serve as an identifier to start a conversation with one of our contacts. It is precisely here where many users do not feel very comfortable using their mobile number.
Some users to avoid providing their real mobile number to WhatsApp prefer to use a virtual number. There are public and private services where they provide numbers in order to verify or receive confirmation codes from different applications and services, this provides greater anonymity since WhatsApp contacts will not see our real number.
Public virtual numbers or phone number generators are definitely not recommended for use in WhatsApp, plus they are most likely already in use. These numbers are renewed from time to time and if you can no longer see SMS from that number you will not be able to change the number in the WhatsApp application. Private numbers are more secure, but have a monthly or annual cost.
Create WhatsApp with virtual number
To use WhatsApp with a virtual number, logically we will have to look for public numbers or buy a private number. Doing a simple Google search we can find many options where numbers from different countries are sold.
Once we acquire our number the procedure to use it in WhatsApp is exactly the same. When prompted we enter the number we have purchased and within the panel where we bought the number we can see the SMS we received, in this section we should see the confirmation code.
Entering the confirmation code we already have our WhatsApp with a virtual number ready. Now this number we have to give it to anyone who wants to communicate with us via WhatsApp.
Is it possible to have WhatsApp with a fixed number?
A frequently asked question related to the use of WhatsApp is whether it is possible to use a fixed number in WhatsApp. The answer is simple, since we will hardly be able to receive the confirmation SMS, but we can request the call and thus receive the confirmation code.
Confirming the number by requesting the call will work in most countries, but in some countries it will not work due to blocking by the telephone provider. However, we do not lose anything by trying it.
In this way we can also use WhatsApp without revealing our mobile number and at the same time without having to pay for a virtual number, it would be like using a free virtual number but without the inconvenience of the number eventually disappearing.
Best applications to create virtual numbers
If what you are looking for are apps for Android or iOS that allow you to use a virtual number, the truth is that the options can even overwhelm, so we have selected two that we have found to be the best options.
Wabi: virtual number for WhatsApp Business
On the one hand there is Wabi, which is an application created for the sole purpose of providing virtual numbers for businesses. Something very logical, since today many of the business conversations are made through WhatsApp and this alternative allows you to contact customers without having to use a different phone and without having to give your personal phone number.
eSIM number: a second mobile number
Within the wide range of applications that provide a SIM and virtual mobile number, eSIM Number is one of the ones with the best ratings and most downloads. This application allows you to create a second number by paying a fee for it and has a trial period to verify that the service works properly.
Can I use my Skype number to activate a WhatsApp account?
Unfortunately, no, you cannot use your Skype number to activate a WhatsApp account. The reason is very simple, according to the terms of service of WhatsApp, to register as a new customer it is necessary that the phone number belongs to a phone company. Skype does not meet this requirement.
When creating a WhatsApp account, using a phone number is a must. Of course, one can choose to use a real number or a fake one. There are many reasons why one might want to use a fake number: to avoid being banned when using a WhatsApp mod, to do online marketing or to separate your personal account from a business account.
These virtual numbers have the advantage of not being limited to a country, so being in Spain you can create a US account and vice versa in a few seconds.