Temporary numbers for OpenAI: An Easy Guide

It's very important to think about your privacy and security online. A great way stay safe is using temporary numbers with all online services, for example when registering to use ChatGPT by OpenAI.

Why Use Temporary Numbers for OpenAI?

There are many reasons why you'd want to use a short-term number to sign up for ChatGPT:

Where do you get one?

There are some sites that say they will give you a free number. Usually you'll find out that most numbers don't work. OpenAI will just tell you that the number has been used too many times. After about five numbers it will tell you that you need to wait, because you're trying too much.

Also, free sites are often full of ads. At the moment, the top site in Google search is sms24.me and the ads are all over the place. I've tried 4 numbers and none of them worked.

To get a number that works you need to get a paid one. Luckily, they are cheap. We sell them for just 80 cents, and if you need a lot - the price is only 40 cents.

How Do Temporary Numbers Work?

The process is simple:

If for some reason the phone doesn't work (we haven't had this yet, but who knows), we'll give you a replacement one for free. Balance is only deducted from your account once you get the SMS code. Our friendly support will help you if you run into any issues.

VoIP vs real numbers

There are some services online that will give you a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) number for free. Google Voice is one example, it requires you to have a real US number to sign up. TextNow is another - here you can just use your Google, Apple, or Facebook account.

Sadly, this kind of numbers will not work for OpenAI, it will just hit you with a "It looks like this is a virtual phone number (also known as VoIP). Please provide a valid, non-virtual phone number to continue." error.

Alternative providers

If for some reason you don't want to use daisysms, you can use:

Or you can just try to find free options online, but if you do find one that works, don't forget to buy a lottery ticket.