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Old 12-26-2012, 03:40 AM   #1
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giving google your mobile number

Hi guys,
google frequently asks for giving a mobile number 'just in case'
have you guys given it? and do you advise on giving it?

also: what email service do you use?
Old 12-26-2012, 03:43 AM   #2
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I use Gmail but I don't give my mobile number when they ask for it. I don't know if it's advisable or not but I don't feel comfortable about doing it.
Old 12-26-2012, 06:44 AM   #3
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It's for password protection/recovery purposes. Search for two-step verification google.

If you're not comfortable giving it out and don't want two-step verification, don't give it out. Google isn't going to call you, but you also don't have to give out your number to use Google services.


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