As for the process of account registration using a virtual number, we've already told you about that in the article. The gist is as follows: if ChatGPT is not available in your country, you can hide your real geolocation and receive a confirmation code to a disposable number of one of the countries where registration is possible.
Judging by your requests to our technical support, we see that not everyone can successfully register for the first time. Since this is a hot topic, we have analyzed the most common mistakes and explained how to avoid them.
Why do you fail to sign up for OpenAI?
So, you bought a virtual number for the OpenAI service on the SMS-Activate website. The virtual number itself does not influence the success of your registration. The site matches your IP geo (location of your PC, laptop or smartphone) and number prefix. If the device is not in the country where the number is registered, SMS will not be delivered. That’s how the website’s security algorithms work.
If you register correctly, you can easily bypass any restrictions. But users often make mistakes that cause the OpenAI site to block registration. Here they are:
The registration does not use a VPN or proxy;
VPN or proxy is used when registering, but the swapped geolocation does not match the country of the number.
Pay attention that a free VPN or proxy may already be added to the OpenAI blacklist. Free servers are used by many people around the world for a variety of purposes. It is better to find an inexpensive proxy and pay for the service.
We recommend buying proxies from this store:
After an unsuccessful attempt a user does not clear the browser history and starts a new proxy/VPN session.
To register a ChatGPT account successfully, do that:
Choose OpenAI service on the SMS-Activate website;
Remember the country of the purchased number;
Turn on proxy or VPN. It is important to choose the same country as the number you bought. You can open this page to check what geography of your device is shown to other websites.
Done, now the registration should be successful.
Important: If you have already registered (or tried to register) an account through your device, be sure to clear your browser history and use incognito mode. Besides regional restrictions, OpenAI rules do not allow registering multi-accounts which means several accounts for one user are prohibited.
Frequent requests from the same IP also lead to blocking, even if no successful registration was completed. But if you delete your "digital footprint", cookies and cache and use incognito mode, the algorithm will not understand that you are registering one more time.
We hope that these tips will help you to register your OpenAI account easily and without stress, and test ChatGPT, the most popular neural network right now.