For specific purposes like business cards, you need to own an international phone number. You don’t have to travel out of Nigeria in order to get an international number. In this today’s guide, we shall discuss with you how to get any type of international phone number in Nigeria.
If you have an international phone number as a businessman/woman here in Nigeria, you would have a more professional look than other people in the eyes of your customers.
The step-by-step guides on how to get an international number are discussed below.
How to get a foreign number in Nigeria for free
To get an international number in Nigeria, you would not be given a SIM card but virtual numbers, hence, the only way to know your phone number is via email address and password on the mobile app and website you register your application on.
Now, the list of the top best application software for getting WhatsApp phone numbers are:
- Groove IP.
- Text plus.
- TEXTNOW APP.
- TELOS APP.
- Google Voice App.
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Let’s explain these top five best application software that can be used to get an international phone number in Nigeria one by one.
- Visit www.callcentric.com.
- Enter your details to sign up and verify your email address.
- Enter your location such as your city, state, and Country code, then click continue.
- Move to “My CallCentric” and copy the unique code assigned to your account.
- Open a new tab on your web browser and visit www.ipkall.com.
- Select your preferred account type as SIP.
- Paste the code that you earlier copied.
- Now, select your preferred USA Area Code.
- Select hostname as callcentric.com.
- Enter your email address and password.
- If successful, www.ipkall.com will send you an email message containing your American Phone Number.
- Now, we advise you to activate it. To do that, simply install ExpressTalk.
- Fill in your details.
2. Groove IP
- Visit your device’s store and install the Groove IP application on your phone.
- Please do not open the app because it will use your IP address and detect that you’re from Nigeria.
- Instead, use a VPN to get a United States IP address.
- Now, you can open your Groove IP app and Signup.
- Enter your Gmail address and verify it.
- Once your account is verified, you can now enter your preferred United States area code.
- Select any available USA phone number and you’re done.
Textplus is one the mobile application software that can be used to get an international number in Nigeria. It has both paid plan and a free plan.
The step-by-step guides required to get an international number in Nigeria using the Textplus app are:
- First, use a VPN software to cloak your location and download the TextPlus app
- Then go back to the TextPlus App and Sign Up.
- Pick your preferred USA Area or Zip code and continue.
- You will receive a congratulatory message.
- Your USA phone number will be sent to you via text message and email. Henceforth, you can use it to call and text anyone you want.
4. TEXTNOW APP
- Install the TextNow app. Before you do that, remember to use a quality VPN to cloak your location.
- Now, open the TextNow app and Sign up.
- Click on the “GET A FREE PHONE NUMBER” icon.
- TextNow will use your location to give you a free USA phone number.
5. TELOS APP
- To use TELOS to get an international number, install the TELOS app from your device’s store.
- Use a VPN to cloak your location
- Open the app and Signup
- Select your preferred plan and you will receive an international phone number of your choice based on your plan.
6. Google Voice App
- Open your VPN app and connect to any USA location.
- Then after connecting to the preferred location, open your Gmail app and click on the right top bar icon.
- Scroll down and click on ”Add Another Account” > Click on ”Google” > Click on ”Create Account”.
- Input your details and use your Nigerian phone number to receive the OTP Code.
- Once you’re done with that, now you’ll need to download the Google Voice App, you can download it via the app button below.
- But make sure the new email you created is the default email on your Google Play Store App.
- Now launch the Google Voice App, while you’re still connected to your VPN. You’ll be asked to pick the email you want to sign in with and use the new email you created. Then you’ll need to select the location you want the USA number from, you can choose anyone.
- After selecting the location, you’ll be asked to input a number to receive OPT code. For this, you’ll need to reach out that your friend or family to provide their real USA number, then once they give it to you, you can input it in and the OTP code will be sent to it.
- Once you get the OTP code, input it and your account has been verified successfully.
- Now click on your profile in the Google Voice App and you’ll see your international number there.
TextMe is another virtual phone number app you can use to get a free USA number in Nigeria, this app is easier to set up compared to the likes of Textnow and other virtual phone number apps.
Using this app also requires VPN, therefore follow the steps below to know how to get a free US number with TextMe.
To get an international number using TextMe, please follow the procedures below:
- Download and install the TextMe App on your Android or iOS device, you can do that via the app icon below
- Connect to your VPN, then open the TextMe App, create a new account, or use your Gmail app to sign up.
- Fill in the required information if you’re not using Gmail sign-up option, then claim any of the displayed numbers on your screen.
- You’re done, now you can have a free USA number to make calls and also text friends and families or business associates in the US.
Uses of international number
After successfully getting an international phone number of your choice, you can use it to do anything such as sign up on WhatsApp with it, use it to send a text message to your friends, call and receive calls with it from abroad, etc. If it is a paid plan you bought, be mindful about renewing it at the right time.
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