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

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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
    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 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 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 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
    I find no reason for not allowing prepaid phones. They are most used ones I guess
  • Profile picture of the author andynathan
    Why not forward voip to your cell?
    • Profile picture of the author 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 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 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 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 Keen creations
      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.
      haha same.
  • Profile picture of the author 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 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
      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 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
    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
    I've always used prepaid phones and never had a problem.
  • Profile picture of the author 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 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.
  • Profile picture of the author Jorge Vidaurre
    Are there any online options to verifying phone with craigslist?
  • Profile picture of the author Rob28x
    I wonder if Google Voice would work.
    • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
      Originally Posted by 568129 View Post

      Has anyone figured this one out? how to verify craigslist account with phones online?
      I don't know of a way to do it online.
      Originally Posted by mbreezy View Post

      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.
      Yeah, some work, but they've been cutting them out more and more lately. I'd say the majority of prepaid phones no longer work. ATT used to work for me when I was using the prepaid phones.

      There are SOME places you can go online to buy numbers and have them forward. That sometimes works!

      Originally Posted by 568129 View Post

      Are there any online options to verifying phone with craigslist?
      If you buy a number that forwards, always ask if they work with craigslist before buying.

      Originally Posted by Rob28x View Post

      I wonder if Google Voice would work.
      It doesn't. It used to then CL updated their system.
  • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
    I use a pre-paid cell phone with service provided by Cricket and it works fine for me to verify and place ads on Craigslist.

    All the best,

    Martin
  • Profile picture of the author Jorge Vidaurre
    would jetnumbers work to verify craigslist account?
  • Profile picture of the author avandrunen
    Not having played in the PVA arena yet I am curious...do you have to verify the account more than once?

    Can I set up a prepaid and then let it expire and still post in the PVA sections?
  • Profile picture of the author antzman1414
    I sell forwarded phone numbers 100% working warranty when creating a PVA feel free to contact on skype at anthony111414

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