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Old 06-14-2010, 04:34 PM   #1
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youtube won't recognize my mobile phone number.


Hi:
Forgive me for being so stupid. I want to sign up (register) in www.youtube.com and they ask me for a mobile phone number to send me a text message. I begin the phone number with the prefix 15, which in my country is used for all cellular phones (which I think is the same as a mobile phone). However, they reply with the following message:
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This phone number format is not recognized. Please check the country and number.
Any hint would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 06-14-2010, 04:37 PM   #2
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They may not recognize country codes comes to mind, but easier way is just sign up for a gmail account and login using that... (to login to youtube)

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Old 06-14-2010, 04:41 PM   #3
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Thank you rweaver.
 
Old 06-16-2010, 05:33 AM   #4
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When did youtube start demanding a phone number? Nosy gits. I registered a good few years ago and am pretty sure I never had to do that. Many people want to keep their "web life" somewhat separate from their "real life". Any site other than a shopping site that demands (as opposed to merely requests) my phone number for me to register is one I will not be registering with).
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:45 AM   #5
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It was yesterday. I also was annoyed by this demand. But as I had never before seen the posibility of hearing so much music for free, except for the lengthly process of downloading .FLAC files, etc, I gave them the number, although they didn't called. What's a nosy git? Thanks for your reply.

Enrique.
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Git_(British_slang)
 
Old 06-16-2010, 09:26 AM   #7
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Thanks. I had already consulted wiktionary and, besides, there was a widipedia link there which I also read.
 
  


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