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Creating a Gmail accout (1 Viewer)

delia todd

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This may sound a silly question for some, but I've not been in this postion so don't understand how it works.

A friend doesn't have a computer or landline, only a smart phone.

He doesn't have an email address and I wonder if it's possible to create one, without having a landline etc?

I didn't want to suggest it to him until I know it's possible.
 

JTweedie

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You can sign up by providing your mobile number. It'll send a verification code to the mobile number which can be used to confirm and complete the registration.
 

delia todd

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Oh right!! That easy LOL.

Thanks laddie.
 

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If they have a smartphone, they have a email address!

Android phones need to the tied to a Google account, that will have an Gmail address.

Iphones need to be tied to an Apple account that again will come with an email address.
 

delia todd

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Oh? As far as I can make out he hasn't. He told me he doesn't have an email address. But maybe he does but just doesn't use it.

Mind he knows very little about technology. I'm trying to persuade him to download WhatsApp onto it, rather than using text messages, as they cost me every time I reply (I'm PAYG). In order to get into the Playstore he's got to log on and they ask for his email add or something else which I can't remember now.

When I next see him, is there a way I can find out what the email add is if, indeed, he does have one?
 

delia todd

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There's smart phones and smart phone users ... some of us are not in the latter group!

LOL very true... that includes me (as not being in that group that is)!
 

Mono

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Reference to Play Store would mean an Android phone. Going to Settings > Google should show what account the phone is linked to, but that may vary depending on the Android version.

An Android phone can be set up without a Google account but you have to try to do it!

You could always set up a Gmail account for them and then send them the address and password.
 

delia todd

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LOL Mono.... I had enough trouble trying to set one up for myself (and that's a long time ago now)!! The thought of doing it for someone else on my set-up just freaks me out!:eek!:
 

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