February 11, 2012 5:03 AM Subscribe
How can I make sure that Google deletes my phone number?
posted by lioness to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Gmail sign up requires a mobile phone number. Okay, I enter my number, intent on deleting it as soon as I'm signed up. But, I cannot find the mobile number listed anywhere.
(This method worked with my previous Gmailaccount. The mobile number was listed somewhere in the settings and I could delete it.)
old policy: Google will only use your phone number to send you a verification code and to make sure it is not being used to create or verify a large number of accounts. We will never share your number or use it to send you unwanted messages. We promise.
new policy: We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Google unless one of the following circumstances apply: [list of circumstances]
I don't want a promise to not use my number, I want my number removed!
Three part question:
1. I'm assuming Google has stored my number, because they haven't explicitly stated otherwise. Correct or too cautious?
2. Is there a way to delete my mobile number from my Gmail/Google account? (preferred solution)
2. If deleting my number isn't possible, will deleting my entire account ensure my mobile number will be deleted?