I have no phone other then VoIP; you don't allow this why?
I am a start-up and have only a VoIP phone, because this isn't allowed I can't try Azure; really? The credit card isn't enough, or is it more about assuring one has money?
Ahh, the "Greed Evil" concept again, **** am I tired of it!
We’re looking into this. Thanks.
I believe this system has been finally updated. I was challenged with the MS Hello system this time and now have my subscription.
I do not have a voip number yet this antiquated billing system is blocking me. Reading the comments here I believe that I have my trial answer. My conclusion is that I should dissuade my clients and anyone else from investing in Azure.
Pretty amazing that this is still a problem. I would consider it a security issue for Azure as well. I use VOIP so I do not have to fall victim to the telecoms when switching providers. With a normal phone number it is easy to get a new phone number with a new telecom and forget that you have accounts tied to the old phone number. This leaves those accounts as easy prey to someone looking to acquire your old phone number.
Any way around this? I'm an AWS guy but want to try Azure because I hear it's finally catching on or catching up, lol. But I run into this where I can't sign up with my voip# (google hangouts)!! Wow, even in 2019 we can't use voip numbers. Amazing! I guess I'll be sticking with AWS then. :<
Admin: "We're looking into this. Thanks."
2 years later we still cant pay for more services that WE want to GIVE you MONEY for
I am restricted myself to be on azure as mobile verification is compulsory even for startup free test profiles, and not allowin VoIP number thanks
I have an open issue with Microsoft now (ongoing).
How many companies can you name, that an existing customer who already pays you for two products, annually and monthly (Office 365 and Skype), and then when you call to spend more money (Azure) you tell them that the number you purchase from them (Skype - owned by Microsoft) that you pay for in real dollars, is not a real number, and you can't give them more money?
I think Microsoft Stock Holders have a right to know about this and am going to make a video about this.
Why don't you want more money from existing customers?
We are a 180 employees business/school, we have only Voip ( MS Skype for Busines even),
no landlines and no mobile. So we can't subscribe to Azure Storage??? In 2019 ???
Ernie Cauthen commented
Love that we are two years in and there is still no answer for this. They don't want VOIP cause they can't profit from (sorry, verify) your account data. Microsoft, you have pushed for developers and industries to move to the cloud....support a cloud product like VOIP.
Dark Mark commented
Yeah sure you're looking into it. Guess And you wonder why no devs can spend any time learning Azure. Because you're money grubbing, privacy invading (selling our mobile number to anyone/everyone) bastards with no future in cloud computing. I'll stick with Google Cloud and AWS Cloud.
Eric Varsanyi commented
Looking into moving some services over from Amazon but can't sign up because our main and desk numbers are 'voip'. Suggestion from support ticket was to order a POTS line. Our credit cards all use the voip numbers so likely they won't be accepted either (if I were ever able to get far enough to enter one). No problem being an MSDN (now VS) subscriber for >10 years, but they clearly don't want folks in more modern companies using Azure.
- you don't allow VOIP phones
- We have heard nothing from anyone for over a year
- My company has no copper lines
- Business policy, we cannot use cell phone numbers for service sign ups
We don't want notifications from you we don't want you to have a number for marketing purposes and there are plenty of ways to verify a company uses a voip system, if you want business now days get over it and allow voip numbers. Surprised no one has legally challenged this action. Seems like a time bomb waiting. Off I go.. goodbye!
CEO Eyes watching.. commented
Yes I agree the modern world is moving toward voip numbers Google for example has Google FI and there is Republic Wireless. Amazon has similar cloud services with Strong login authentication setup was simple as well billing methods and you get one year free.
Hello. Any updates on this? I still can't use my VOIP numbers to verify my account. Everyone is using VOIP even my cell phone provider is VOIP based.
Pete d'Oronzio commented
K. I put MS, Google and Amazon on my list to try. Only have VOIP phones (phone.com) so I'm off to Google and Amazon.
I am from Switzerland and used my home phone number. However, it was incorrectly classified as VoIP and not accepted. As a result I am not able to open my account.
I have the same issue. Is there any way to avoid this?
Bjarne Boganovic commented
This is actually plain stupidity by Microsoft - VOIP is replacing POTS worldwide, and Microsoft themselves are selling Skype for Business with the Softphone feature. So how can you sell a concept but not accept an endpoint (i.e. VOIP phone number) from that same concept!!
Why do business with a backwards company? There must be modern companies out there that do not require landlines and fax machines, like google, Amazon and plenty of others. In any case, my group will not buy a landline to do business with Microsoft.
WTF? I don't have any lines that are not VOIP. My phone is google FI. My office has 50 lines, all VOIP. I work for a major league baseball team but we can't sign up for this service.