Ultra onlyCloud Phone: Receive real SMS and MMS messages in Fake Data
Sometimes, the forms that you are working on have a phone number verification where you are asked to type a code received as a text message on your phone. In order to prevent you from receiving a lot of text messages and fill your SMS inbox with tests, Fake Data offers you a dedicated phone number that can receive text messages.
In order to start using this feature and have the phone number generator fill the Cloud Phone dedicated to your account, follow these steps:
- Open Fake Data's options page.
- Go to Generators -> Default Generators.
- Next to the phone generator, open the dropdown from the right side and choose the
Cloud Phone Numbersoption.
- Once finished, press the Save button at the bottom of the page.
Now everytime you fill a form input with a phone number, Fake Data will insert the number that belongs to your account.
Keep in mind that you get only one phone number attached to your account, and it will not change regardless of how many times you use it. The messages received by it are private and only you can read them, which is an advantage over other similar online services.
Receiving and reading SMS messages in Fake Data
Everytime you receive a message on your dedicated phone number, you will be able to read it in the SpamBox section of Fake Data.
You can access the SpamBox page in two ways:
Access SpamBox page through Fake Data's popup
You can access the SpamBox page and read your incoming messages directly from the popup by clicking on the SpamBox icon:
The popup SpamBox page will combine both emails and sms messages into one place.
Access SpamBox page through Fake Data's options page
Another way to access the SpamBox is through Fake Data's options page. You can simply click on the SpamBox button from the top menu. This will take you to the SpamBox section where you have more options to manage your messages. Make sure to click on SMS tab to view your messages received on the phone number.
Mark all messages as read
If you have many unread messages, and don't want to read them anymore, you can simply press on the Mark all as read button, which looks like this:
You can find this button on both popup page and inside options page.