You Can't Use Prepaid Phones for Craigslist Accounts!?

Profile picture of the author linaO by linaO Posted: 11/04/2011
I've read somewhere that CL doesn't allow the prepaid phones as a source of verification. Can anyone vouch for this? I know you can't use alternatives like voip but I was thinking of buying a few prepaid phones just to use with CL.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheHotChick
    TheHotChick
    I don't know but it wouldn't surprise me. You used to be able to verify with skype numbers. Let me know if you figure something out! :]
  • Profile picture of the author PandaPoacher
    PandaPoacher
    I don't see why not. I can understand with skype and all that, but with a pre-paid phone? That doesn't seem right. A lot of people actually use pre-paid phones as their main phones from time to time. But CL wouldn't surprise me either if they did this.
  • Profile picture of the author linaO
    linaO
    Originally Posted by PandaPoacher View Post

    I don't see why not. I can understand with skype and all that, but with a pre-paid phone? That doesn't seem right. A lot of people actually use pre-paid phones as their main phones from time to time. But CL wouldn't surprise me either if they did this.
    There's this guy that's selling a "system" called "Craigslist Code". I never heard of it until today when I was trying to find out some secret tips or something. He said that CL doesn't accept prepaid. I haven't tried it so who know's! All I'm trying to do is post more than 3 ads! Per account I have lol. And crazy thing is, I've been getting ghosted lately so realistically only two of my ads are showing out of the 9, yeah it's that bad.

    Originally Posted by TheHotChick View Post

    I don't know but it wouldn't surprise me. You used to be able to verify with skype numbers. Let me know if you figure something out! :]
    I remember that! Something has got to give but no one is willing to give up the goods lol.
  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    iAmNameLess
    VOIP's do NOT work. Prepaid phones DO work but it depends on the service provider. For example, even sprint family plan phones do not work. While, on the other hand, pay phones work that accept calls!
  • Profile picture of the author abubakar89
    abubakar89
    I find no reason for not allowing prepaid phones. They are most used ones I guess
  • Profile picture of the author andynathan
    andynathan
    Why not forward voip to your cell?
  • Profile picture of the author sprks79
    sprks79
    I may have gotten in before a change, who knows, but I have 10 prepaid cell phones linked to different accounts. If this is true, I guess i will be going to Twillio or something similar and getting a pack of numbers for my activities.
  • Profile picture of the author linaO
    linaO
    True. I might just use Twillio, too. I don't know why I didn't think about that lol.
  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    iAmNameLess
    Originally Posted by andynathan View Post

    Why not forward voip to your cell?
    Craigslist does not verify VOIP numbers anymore.
  • Profile picture of the author IamTJM
    IamTJM
    I used to use prepaid phones from AT&T and they worked fine. I'm not sure if that is the case any more.
  • Profile picture of the author seobum
    seobum
    Originally Posted by linaO View Post

    True. I might just use Twillio, too. I don't know why I didn't think about that lol.
    Twilio is VOIP, correct?

    If it is, you can't use it for CL.
  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    iAmNameLess
    Find a pay phone nearby that allows incoming calls... verify that way LOL. Wait.... do pay phones still exist?
  • Profile picture of the author nuclearfusion
    nuclearfusion
    I am also looking for a way to verify craigslist. I used prepaid sim cards from at&t but haven't tried lately. If someone finds a fix let me know
  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    iAmNameLess
    Originally Posted by nuclearfusion View Post

    I am also looking for a way to verify craigslist. I used prepaid sim cards from at&t but haven't tried lately. If someone finds a fix let me know
    That should work... I guess i will go out and buy a new one just to test.
  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Jason Kanigan
    <Jason rustles through his notes..."Now where did I put that link...?">

    Hopefully this info is still valid. I was setting an account up on New Years Day with my skype phone # and got blocked...didn't get back to it and here we are at the weekend again.
  • Profile picture of the author vndnbrgj
    vndnbrgj
    I have a pre-paid phone and had no problem verifying my account.
    I had a contract and was paying $200/month for my wife and I.
    Now I have StraighTalk from WalMart. It was the only prepaid service that had the best coverage at the time I was looking for the best price.
    Now I pay $90/month for unlimited everything.
  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Milligan
    Ryan Milligan
    I've always used prepaid phones and never had a problem.
  • Profile picture of the author karunverma
    karunverma
    I used Skype Online Number to verify the craigslist account but craigslist is not verifying that number and asking for another number. Any other way to verify the Craigslist account?
  • Profile picture of the author Jorge Vidaurre
    Jorge Vidaurre
    Has anyone figured this one out? how to verify craigslist account with phones online?
  • Profile picture of the author mbreezy
    mbreezy
    I just used a pre-paid today to verify a CL account. They still work... probably not all of them. It is something CL says just to scare the noobs and to be able to hold people accountable in regards to their TOS.

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