To register an Xbox account, you need to navigate to the Xbox website first. In case you already have a Microsoft Account, you can use it to sign in to your Xbox account. But in case you haven’t got it yet, just register your Microsoft account and get quick and easy access to the tech support and other features. The Microsoft guides say that you can also quickly enable access to phone or chat support.

On the website of Microsoft Device Support, you need to type in your credentials. Click the ‘Sign up’ button to create an account. So, Microsoft Account is a must-have thing to register your device.

After signing in, you’ll be redirected to the device support page, where you can find instructions as to the registration, warranty information, and so forth.

You need to select your country, your product type, and type your serial number on the registration page. You can either add an email address or phone number as an alias to your account. This authentication method might be asked before you will be able to make any further changes. After entering your phone number, you’ll just need to click the Next button. Then, you’ll receive a text message for verification. Just copy the code you’ve received in SMS and click ‘Next’.

Again, an email address or phone number might be used as a Microsoft alias to sign in. To level up your security and to make it more difficult for any perpetrator to break into your account, just change your preferences and turn off any alias you don’t need to use to sign up. The changes made will be available in two days at most.

Virtual numbers as an additional layer of security

However, if you want to keep your privacy intact and avoid receiving targeted ads in SMS on your personal device, you don’t necessarily have to provide your real phone number. Online companies might sell users’ data they’ve collected at registrations to advertising agencies that set targeted ads based on those data. 

So, if you don’t want your phone number to be used for that, register on the Xbox website via a virtual phone number. SMS online companies offer virtual phone numbers for registration purposes, and by using these services, you can avoid sharing your personal data, including a phone number, with anyone. 

Opting for a free SMS online provider doesn’t seem to be an effective way of protection. So, you’d better use a unique phone number.

OnlineSIM

OnlineSIM offers an opportunity for private registration via its set of free and paid virtual SIM SMS. You can use it for registering on any social media website such as Facebook, Instagram, WeChat, Twitter, Tinder, or email services such as Xbox, Gmail, Yahoo, Uber, Gett, or Microsoft. Suppose you need to register on any of these and many other sites privately. You don’t have to buy another SIM card. Just use a fake number of OnlineSIM. It offers free temporary numbers with its list updated on a daily basis, or you can use an individual paid number that allows you to receive an unlimited number of text messages for a total time. 

When you choose a free phone number, you can use it for a period of time, from 10 minutes to an hour. The exact time depends on the given country. Short-time rent allows you to receive any number of SMS messages from one particular website or an app. 

If for some reason you don’t receive an SMS — there’s a number of reasons for that such as delays of the sender of phone number crashes — you would be able to order another phone number without paying for it since you’ve already purchased one. 

OnlineSIM uses proprietary software that emulates the work of SIM cards, hence the service name. This system allows its users to select from the list of 10,000 phone numbers generated by mobile carriers from more than 30 countries.

Grasshopper

Grasshopper provides its users with high-quality features. This service doesn’t require additional equipment to be installed on your device. This service suits well for remote employees.

Nextiva

Nextiva is a virtual phone number provider that offers free numbers that you can use on your mobile device or laptop. The company offers local numbers from various locations around the world.

RingCentral

RingCentral is a popular provider that offers a set of various features such as local numbers and voicemail.

Phone.com

This company provides its users with virtual phone numbers. Clients only pay for the usage of its service. You can add an unlimited number of team members as well.

 

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