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June 1, 2009

Why should I part with my cell phone number?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Porcupyn @ 11:42 pm

I hate Yahoo!'s account verification!

What if I don’t have one?
What if I hate the cell phone?
What if my cell phone number changes frequently?
What if …
What if …

It goes without saying that if I enter my fictitious birthday (required on a different version of Yahoo!’s account verification), I will forget it by the time I forget my password and need Yahoo! to reset it for me. Ergo, I will lose my Yahoo! account. Could some Yahoo! tell me how to get around this requirement?



  1. always use the same, fictitious, birthday for all websites – say, 8/8/88

    Comment by bpsk — June 2, 2009 @ 11:11 pm | Reply

  2. bpsk:

    Gotcha. We can be long lost twins ;-).

    But that still does not solve my cell phone issue. Have you encountered that issue with Yahoo!, and do they already have your cell phone number? I tried my landline – Yahoo! was too smart to fall for that. 😦

    Comment by porcupyn — June 3, 2009 @ 5:42 am | Reply

  3. i thought all these websites asked for another email address for resetting the password, they want both?
    8/8/88 is noted, hopefully will come in handy one day.

    Comment by sachita — June 4, 2009 @ 10:26 pm | Reply

  4. sachita:

    The screenshot I showed comes up at random when I log in to my Yahoo! e-mail box with the CORRECT username and CORRECT password. I simply shut the window, open another and enter my username-password combination once more, and am in.

    What I am scared about is that there will be a time when this verification will be mandatory. At this rate, I would definitely stay away from Yahoo! stock ;-).

    And yeah, the Yahoo! data miners will smell a rat if too many people are born on 8/8/88!

    Comment by porcupyn — June 6, 2009 @ 2:16 am | Reply

  5. Yaaahooo! I got around the requirement finally. For some reason, when I logged in from India, they only asked for an e-mail address and two security questions (not even date of birth or mobile number). My e-mail address is now “official!”

    Comment by porcupyn — June 18, 2009 @ 8:07 am | Reply

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