Craigslist Phone Number Verification: PVA, Car Posting Software

Craigslist Phone Verification

Most dealers need multiple accounts on Craigslist. For each account, you need to be verified with a different phone number before starting to post. So, you need multiple phone numbers - quite a few - depending on how many cars you want to post per day. How do you get them?

How frequently do you need to be phone verified? It used to be that you had to phone verification once in a blue moon with each account. Once every 30-60 days in fact. Recently this changed. Now you need to do phone verification nearly every other post. Because you need to do phone verification so often a lot of the ways that used to work are not applicable anymore.

Family and friends are the first things that come to mind. Obviously if you can use the store phone numbers and employee phone numbers - some of which may be family. But you probably cannot use anybody other than the close family members that you spend nearly every day with. They will get fed up with your verification requests - even when it is a text. Still you can get 4-5 phone numbers on average in this way.

Public phones do not work anymore. Because of the frequent phone verification requests. Unless your store is right next to a public phone booth (or two) you can forget about this.

People used to buy PVAs (Phone verified accounts). Again, because of the frequent phone verification requests, this does not work either. You may get an account but you do not get the phone with it. The minute you need to re-verify the account is useless.

IP phones (like Google Voice) do not work either. It needs to be an actual cell phone or land line. Craigslist detects it somehow.

The only way is to get actual phone numbers and have the calls redirected to your phone number through a non-IP based system. Contact us to find out about how to do that. You may wonder if the phone number needs to be close to the city you are trying to post to. The answer is no. It just have to be US or Canada based. See pricing info for more details.

Carsinia handles phone verification automatically at post time. This saves time. You can actually save phone numbers in the system so that you will not need to remember what number to use with what account. Contact us for more info and demonstration.

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