Shorter Rentals and Instant Availability

We’re excited to announce that we are now selling shorter temporary numbers (1 day and 3 day) as well as offering the option of buying any of our products with instant availability (no need to ever hit Wake Up before using your line).

Shorter Rentals

In addition to being able to purchase a number for a single service for one week or two weeks, you now have the option to reserve a line for only one or three days for a reduced price. No need to pay more if you only need it for a short amount of time. Please note that like one and two week lines, these are not renewable. If you think you might need to get it back after the period you purchased it for, a one month line might be a better fit for you (since these can be renewed as much as you want).

Instant Availability

We know many of you don’t like having to “Wake Up” your lines before using them. To better serve you, we introduced the option to purchase lines that you will always be ready to receive messages without you ever having to wake them up. You can now buy any of our products with Instant Availability to make sure you will always get your messages without delay.

For temporary numbers, simply flip the Instant Availability toggle for the subscription length you wish to purchase. Then checkout like you normally do and the number(s) you purchase will always be availabile without any need to ever wake them up.

When purchasing permanent numbers, you will see a new screen giving you the option of either the standard availability (which requires Wake Up), or Instant Availability.

Please feel free to reach out to support if you have any questions or suggestions. We are always trying to adjust what we offer to better serve you.

Update: More Numbers, Better Service

Hey Textverified and Phoneblur users, a great new update is coming your way: we’ve been working hard to increase our supply of available phone number rental lines.

Starting with temporary single service, you’ll soon see greater availability for rental numbers. Permanent multi-purpose lines will be up next, followed by permanent single service.

Now you’ll be able to buy larger quantities of number rentals from our rapidly-growing supply. We’ll be restocking popular numbers more frequently, and a bigger supply also means that maximum purchase allowances will increase. As always, contact us with any questions or comments at Textverified or Phoneblur. Happy verifying!

New Payment Options for Textverified: Alipay

Looking to purchase more credits for your Textverified account? We’ve recently added Alipay as a new payment option.

To use Alipay, log-in to your Textverified account and select the “Credit Card (USD)” payment option.

Click “Continue”. On the next page, you’ll see an option at the bottom to select Alipay.

Once you’ve topped up your Textverified credits, remember that you can always transfer them to a linked Phoneblur account using our new Balance Transfer feature. Happy verifying!

New Feature: Balance Transfers

Yesterday we explained how to link a Phoneblur account to a Textverified account and vice-versa. Today we’re going to show you how to do a balance transfer of credits between two linked accounts.

Here’s a Phoneblur account with $25.01 in credit. Let’s transfer $10 to a linked Textverified account.

Step 1: Under the “Platform-Link” button, click “Balance Transfers”

Step 2: Enter the amount of credits you would like to transfer

Step 3: Choose which account you would like to transfer the credits to

Step 4: Click “Create Transfer”

Step 5: Approve the transfer

Until you “approve” the transfer, your credits will be listed in your linked account as “awaiting approval.”

After approving the transfer, you should see the transferred credits added to your balance. Please note that credit transfers may take several minutes to process. Happy verifying!

Site Update: Connect Your TV and PB Accounts

We know you love us so much that you probably have a Textverified account and a Phoneblur account. Now the update you’ve been waiting for is finally here: starting today, you can link your Textverified account and your Phoneblur account!

How to Link Accounts:

Step 1: Log-in to both your Phoneblur account and your Textverified account. We’ll use a Phoneblur account for this tutorial, but the process is the same from either account. Also, logging-in to both of your accounts now makes this process much faster.

Step 2: Navigate to the new “Platform-Link” button and click “Enroll”

Step 3: Click “Activate”

Step 4: Click “Link” next to the account you want to connect

Step 5: Copy the PIN code and click “here” to navigate to the site/account you’re trying to link to — this is easier if you’ve already logged in to both your accounts.

Step 6: Paste the PIN into the text bar — you’ll notice that you have been directed to the site for your other account. You’ll then see a page that says “Enrollment Successful.”

To toggle between your accounts, use the “Platform-Link” dropdown bar, which will now look like this on both sites, and click on the icon for the site you want to access:

You should also see both accounts listed now under “Manage Linked Accounts.” Happy verifying!

New Textverified Feature: Simultaneous Pending Verifications

Ever wished you could start a new Textverified verification while your current one is “pending”? When you initiate a new verification, you receive a certain amount of time to access your verification code.

Sometimes you may want to start a second verification, but you’re stuck waiting for the timer to run down on your first verification.

Now you can have two “pending” verifications active at the same time!

If you purchase $50 in credit via Textverified, this option will be available to you immediately — you can do this in a single transaction, or multiple smaller transactions that add up to $50.

If you’ve already spent $50 with us in the past, this new feature will be available on your account the next time you top up your credit balance, regardless of the the amount you’ve just added.

As always, if you need to access more than two “pending” verifications at the same time, please contact our support team and we’ll see what we can do. Happy verifiying!

Cyber Week: Staying Safe & Avoiding Spam

Happy Cyber Monday! Today marks the start of a week of awesome online deals for all you holiday shoppers out there.

Have you tried using one of our phone number rental subscriptions for your accounts with different online vendors? It’s always safer to avoid giving out your real phone number to various businesses, but did you know that we can also help you avoid spam messages?

This time of the year if you make a single purchase with an online merchant, you’ll receive tons of text messages from now until New Year’s. Even if you only buy a few things from a handful of vendors, you’ll still get inundated with annoying text messages.

If you don’t plan to reply to any of these messages or you don’t need text updates from each online seller, then you can use a temporary phone number rental to sign up for a new account with each website. Validate or verify your new account via Phoneblur and you’ll never have to look at a single spam message afterwards.

If you still want to see all those messages about sales and deals, but you want to check them on your own terms, use a rental phone number subscription so they won’t clog up your real phone number. Instead, you can stay on top of the sales by checking your messages on your subscription phone number from your Phoneblur account.

Alternatively, if you do want to see these messages right away (Amazon Treasure Truck, anyone?), you can always have them forwarded from your phone number rental subscription line to your personal phone number. This is also a good option if you like to keep track of delivery status updates via text message.

Happy shopping and verifying!

Phoneblur: Changes to Message Handling

We are rolling out new changes to how you can view and receive your messages for lines you have rented on Phoneblur. In addition to the view of all your messages, you can also view just your messages for a specific subscription or the messages for a specific line in one of your subscriptions. This enables you to just see the messages you currently care about.

Viewing Your Messages

The easiest way to view all the messages all your lines have received is to click “Messages” in the top bar:

If you have a large number of subscriptions, you might want to just view the messages for a specific subscription. You can do this by clicking on My Subscriptions-> Manage, and then clicking the View button next to the subscription you care about:

At the bottom of the page for that subscription, there is a Latest Messages button:

Clicking that button takes you to the page where you just see the messages for that specific subscription.

On both of these pages, next to each message you’ve already received, you’ll see a new “Wake Up” button under the Actions column:

If instead you want to just view the messages for a specific one of your lines, you can go to the page for the subscription the line is in and click the View Messages button next to the line you care about. You will also find a “Wake Up” button on the same page:

On the specific line page, the “Wake Up” button will be at the top of the page:

Wake Up Button

The Wake Up button will prepare a specific line for receiving messages. This button will also give back an estimated time on how long it will take for it to be ready, so that you can determine when to request a code or trigger a message to be sent to your line.

Dating Apps: Privacy & Security

Ah, finding love in the age of coronavirus…

Did you know we offer subscription lines to over a dozen dating apps? Check out some of our current offerings below:

  • OkCupid
  • Tinder
  • Grindr
  • Bumble
  • Hinge
  • Coffee Meets Bagel
  • Zoosk
  • BlackPeopleMeet
  • Plenty of Fish
  • MeetMe
  • OurTime
  • Coffee Meets Bagel
  • MillionaireMatch

We provide phone number rental subscriptions to all the major dating apps like OkCupid, Tinder, Grindr, Bumble, and Hinge.

Why use a rental phone number on a dating app? If you’re setting up a profile on a dating app like OkCupid or Bumble, chances are you might encounter some weird people before you meet “the one.” Using a rental phone number line ensures your privacy and security while still allowing you to access the huge online dating market.

Worried about catfishing on online dating apps like Tinder or Hinge? A rental phone number also comes in handy when you meet people in real life and they’re not exactly who you expect. It’s much easier to leave this situation when a person doesn’t already have your real personal cell phone number.

A rental phone number subscription for dating apps also ensures your digital safety if you are exploring your sexuality privately on a dating app like Grindr. With a rental subscription line, you can use these dating apps securely without worrying about conservative family members or friends nosing into your business.

Dating apps can be lots of fun, as long as you take steps to protect your privacy. With Phoneblur phone number rental subscription plans, you can meet the guy or gal of your dreams without compromising your safety. Happy verifying!

Uber Eats & DoorDash: Save on Food Delivery

Sometimes it’s hard to find the time to cook. Food delivery apps are a great way to get a good meal and support your local restaurants. DoorDash and Uber Eats are two of the most popular food delivery services out there.

When you set-up a temporary phone number rental service on Textverified or Phoneblur, you can register for multiple accounts on DoorDash and Uber Eats. With multiple DoorDash and Uber Eats accounts, you can take advantage of all the available promotions.

When it comes to food delivery apps, often there are some great promotions for new users. Discounts, coupons, and cash back are frequently offered when you register a new account with a food delivery service like DoorDash or Uber Eats.

If you use other food delivery services, please let us know and we can add them to our database of services that can be accessed with temporary phone number subscriptions.

In the meantime, if you’re feeling hungry and looking for your next food delivery, just set-up a new account on DoorDash or Uber Eats using one of our temporary number rentals and take advantage of some great promotions. Happy verifying–and eating!