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Will Gmail eventually restore my email without phone verification?

tl;dr: Is it possible to regain access to my recently disabled account with my recovery email address only? However there doesn't seem to be any option that actually works2. I describe what I've ...
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How can I find out if my Nokia phone's BL-5C battery is one of the forty million batteries recalled in 2007?

I have an old Nokia cellphone which contains a Nokia BL-5C battery. Nokia recalled forty million BL-5C batteries in 2007. They created a battery-checker web app that would tell you if your battery ...
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How can I set the (tel:)phone handler in Gmail?

Gmail is smart enough to turn telephone numbers into links (most of the time) and so they make them available to click on: They are a standard telephone link in the format of: <a ...
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With Gmail's 2-step verification, what's the purpose of the “recovery email address”?

If I have a change in phone number, and the two-step stops working, is the recovery email address going to be all it takes to get back full access, or is that only going to be useful for a forgotten ...
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Reusing a phone number in two (or more) Facebook accounts - Is it allowed?

I have two Facebook accounts for some personal reasons. I have my phone number registered to one of them. I want to register my phone number to also the other one for security reason, but I'm worried ...
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Send txt msg to webmail?

Is there an email provider that supports sending text messages to a phone # and will send you an email from it? Does it also support (image) attachments (say i see a funny ad on the subway, can i take ...
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Best way to record a Skype or Google phone call? [closed]

Are there any good services that can be used to record a phonecall over either Skype, Gmail, or Google voice? My biggest concern is reliability.
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Disposable proxy for a phone number?

I am in the process of making a deal on Craigslist but I do not really want to release my phone number to someone who I will eventually forget after a while and I am sure the next person would feel ...
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Virtual, temporary phone [closed]

I've just found that to sign up for Gmail account, I need to give Google my moblie phone number to verify me (they send me SMS message with short code... etc.). So, I'm thinking now, is there such ...
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How to port an existing number to Google Voice?

This post on the Google Voice forums, dated in April of 2010, says that GV has not added support for porting existing numbers (such as a landline) to GV. Is this still true?
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Service to call and connect me to a busy phone number when the line is free?

Is there a pay-as-you-go web service that provides a "Call Return Busy" service offered by some telcos? It would continuously call a busy phone number until it is free, at which point it calls your ...
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Is there a service to keep my contacts in sync? [closed]

I need to keep my contacts in sync across several devices: smartphone, dumbphone, PC, and also have access to them on the web from any connected device. What would be the best way to achieve that ?