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Skype is quite expensive especially when you have a fair few accounts.
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Get Telstra pre-paid SIM for $2 (no id required at certain Coles or Woolies). Pop the SIM into an old mobile phone you don't use. Activate the SIM card. Use the number for phone verification. If you are a high volume user, then call forward this number to your real mobile phone number (you will need to pop some money into the pre-paid SIM for call forwarding). Otherwise set and forget.
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Seen you post that in another thread but don't you have to have documents to activate/verify it online?
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same details as stealth is fine
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Nope. It's pre-paid, not contract. Go to Coles, buy a $2 SIM card, pop it into a mobile phone, enter the mobile phone number on the packet on ebay. Works fine. Ebay call your mobile, automated system give you a PIN #. I would not post if it didn't work.
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Any info on the glitches with getting the pin then from ebay?

Epic fail with 4 attempts.

Mobile should not be the issue as it's less than 5 months old.

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I've had only one glitch with ebay's phone verification with Telstra pre-paid mobile SIM card when they didn't issue me with a PIN over the mobile, so I requested a PIN via email instead. It's a hit and miss (as with all ebay procedures). If it fails, you can get PIN verification via email. I have done that before and it has worked. I know it does fail sometimes, when it has I have waited another 24 hours to re-try phone verification via mobile otherwise too many attempts within a short period will lock you out.
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Nope. It's pre-paid, not contract. Go to Coles, buy a $2 SIM card, pop it into a mobile phone, enter the mobile phone number on the packet on ebay. Works fine. Ebay call your mobile, automated system give you a PIN #. I would not post if it didn't work.
Thanks I'll give it a try. Do Coles/Woolworths have a form to fill out or anything so I'd have to have my stealth details memorised and ready? Or you just buy it and walk out?
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I've posted this information on previous threads, it depends on which state you live in. In Melbourne, they sell these $2 SIM cards at Coles or Woolworths in the magazine aisle - no ID required (just like buying fruit they scan it and you just pay!). Other states or places you need to provide ID and it is kept behind the counter etc. Just shop around. $2 pre-paid SIM from Telstra (Vodafone etc sell it too but doesn't allow you to "call forward" their number). Go check out Australia Post as well grab your Telstra SIM and pre-paid Load & Go card at the same time!
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First time I ever read the above info of the states
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check this thread: " New stealth mobile sim cards? "
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Go to a small phone store. They usually don't ask for ID.
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Tried at 3 places, all asked for ID. Anybody else use something different besides Skype or a prepaid sim here?
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Tried at 3 places, all asked for ID. Anybody else use something different besides Skype or a prepaid sim here?
ID has always been a problem for me
Sorry I use Skype.

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you can provide ID, then just add the number to the stealth account.

your phone details don't have to match stealth account details.
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you can provide ID, then just add the number to the stealth account.

your phone details don't have to match stealth account details.
Are you 100% sure about this? I was under the impression that eBay/Paypal can check your name and address details that your mobile number is registered to.
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Wouldn't this depend on if you register your number as private or public?? Name maybe, but not sure about checking your address though.

Does anyone else have any input??
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711 is the best place to buy the $2 sim cards. Ive bought 6 in the last month, havent been asked for ID once. The usual indian/asian students/working visa peeps that are usually working their either dont know about asking for ID, or simply dont care enough to bother!
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Are you 100% sure about this? I was under the impression that eBay/Paypal can check your name and address details that your mobile number is registered to.
Thats a bit much for eB/pp - I wouldnt worry - people do move all the time
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I opened up another stealth account just last night. I didn't get PIN code via my pre-paid $2 sim card mobile number, instead they sent the code to me directly via my email. Not sure though, whether ebay may chop and change new accounts procedure in future (i.e. phone verification or email verification).
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there are many phone forwarding companies around
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