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Gmail Finally Opens Signup for everyone

I got to know about it just now only…they have started accepting registration now..they ask for cell phone number first and they send you activation code via SMS and you have to enter that code to continue the registration..now the worst part is…they have provided option only for US based cell phones…

Checkout registration page

Following is there explanation about asking cell phone number.

One of the reasons we are offering this new way to sign up for Gmail is to help protect our users and combat abuse. Spam and abuse protection are two things we take very seriously, and our users have been very happy with the small amount of spam they’ve received in their Gmail accounts. We take many measures to ensure that spammers have a difficult time sending their spam messages, getting these messages delivered, or even obtaining a Gmail account (spammers will often use many different accounts to send spam). Sending invitation codes to mobile phones via SMS is one way to address this, as the number of accounts per phone number can be limited.

13 Comments

  1. well the topic confused me, i quickly opened GMAIL, then i read the whole post. The topic shud have been, GMAIL REGISTRATION OPEN FOR US. Anyways thanx for the info

  2. korake mnafusu 20-Apr-2006 at 6:01 pm

    I was trying to register for a new gmail ID. I really do not know how??? There is no “new users register” like other email home pages!! Whats Google trying to do??

    Korake

  3. My name is Bellie Thomas, my phone no. +919986045706. I live in India, Bangalore. I want a Gmail ID.

  4. chandan singhania 11-Oct-2006 at 11:03 pm

    this is keep in your kind knowledge from few days i m trying to open the new account in gmail..but dar is no new user registration written..but other have like yahoo…ok kindly tell me how to open it…you can contact with me in this no.+91-9937016216 dats a india mobile no.

  5. hi i wanst a gmail account plz add me

    my phone:+919830740779
    my email:mayur_gomes29@yahoo.com

    thanx a lot man

  6. can i add my details to google search. when any one wanted to know about my self. they simply enter my name in google search and they find my details.

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