Some free services e.g. Gmail and certain social networks - They require you to give them a cell phone number. Do you think that these services are no longer free because they are asking for valuable information?
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I have a Gmail account and a facebook acct. Several Yahoo and Hotmail accts. No one has required that I give them my cell phone number in order to have or keep my accts.
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Gmail keeps asking for my mobile number.
And every time, I just keep skipping that step.
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