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Receive SMS to your virtual number

A virtual number to receive SMS allows you to receive messages 24/7 with forwarding to e-mail, personal smartphone or other gadget at prices up to 80% lower than mobile operators provide. You can access a range with prefixes from any of over 100 countries. To activate your number, all you need is Internet access, a cell phone, or a computer. Here's what you are to do:

  • Create an account in your personal profile at
  • Choose USA, UK or any international virtual number for receiving SMS
  • Order an appealing combination of code digits, if necessary
  • Specify communication channels in the settings menu (e-mail, script handler)
  • Pay for the service online by cashless payment
  • Receive a confirmation of number activation to your e-mail.

What problems you will be able to solve

By renting virtual numbers for receiving SMS in USA, UK and other countries you can manage the flow of incoming SMS, filter them and redistribute to the right people. Specifically:
Collect incoming messages in email or any messenger
Avoid risk of losing valuable information
Receive messages when your smartphone is turned off or out of range
Get access to SMS in any country of the world


We have developed a very flexible rate system that allows you to save and rationally spend money on communication. Our price of virtual phone number is always competitive, and we offer special terms for our regular clients.

If you have used services of other operators or you wish to consider our offer – we are ready to send you a commercial offer taking into consideration your current expenses.
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Reasonable savings for our customers combined with high quality communication is our professional credo!

Benefits of working with KataTelecom

Our team is always working on service quality improvement
3 minutes
Support response rate
30 000+
Satisfied customers
23 providers
Local service providers
200 000+
Minutes of calls per day

Flexible approach

We handle each situation separately and offer the best solution.

Data protection

Contents of SMS messages are securely protected from third parties – your business is absolutely safe.

Uninterrupted operation

Technical specialists monitor the quality of service 24/7.

User-friendly interface

You will be able to view and reply to messages in your personal profile.

Virtual number for receiving SMS

Virtual number for SMS is a special phone number which does not require a mobile phone connection. It is available online in your account. The number can be a temporary number which is given for a certain period of time for a specific task, and a long-term rental number which is mainly used to receive SMS from real numbers. The KataTelecom online service offers over 100,000 virtual numbers for receiving SMS. You can use them at any time of the day or night, and all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

What may be the purpose of purchasing a Virtual Phone Number for SMS?

Anyone can purchase a virtual phone number for SMS. Most often this service is used to verify registration in social networks, when a new account must be created and the existing mobile number is already busy.
There are also other ways to use virtual numbers to receive SMS:
  • to keep a real phone number from fraudsters, spam;
  • to register with a service that does not support the country of the incumbent mobile operator;
  • not wanting to expose your phone number;
  • verification of SMS delivery;
  • checking possibility of registration;
  • participation in promotions, getting bonuses.
Other uses for a virtual number are also possible. But they all have one thing in common: the need for a new phone number.

How to buy a virtual number to receive SMS cheap

On KataTelecom website you can buy virtual number to receive SMS from almost any country in the world.
All you need for that is computer or telephone with internet access. Then follow a few simple steps:
  1. Register on
  2. Choose required country and type of number "For sms".
  3. Indicate communication channels in your settings.
  4. Pay by the suitable online method.
  5. Receive a confirmation of number activation to your email or phone.
If you wish you can order from us beautiful combination of numbers of virtual number, it is possible for some countries, before purchase contact support.

How Virtual Phone Number Texting Works

Virtual phone number for SMS reception allows you to receive messages for the duration of its operation at prices considerably lower than mobile operators. When you receive an SMS on virtual phone number, the message is delivered to your personal account on the website and can be forwarded to your email.
The message is delivered within seconds. Large messages can be seen on the website only after the last words have arrived. By using real SIM cards you are guaranteed to receive a message from any sender.

How to use virtual number to receive SMS online

Using virtual numbers to receive SMS online is easy enough and does not require any special skills. In case of using single numbers for receiving sms just choose country and service, enter number, and in 3-5 seconds you will see received message with code in your personal cabinet.
If the SMS still did not arrive, try requesting it again. Do not refresh the page with the received SMS.
Reception of messages is automated, incoming SMS are displayed online on the page from your mobile phone.
Important!!! When you use virtual number for receiving SMS, we are not responsible for any consequences of using this service. One-time numbers are temporary and can not be used repeatedly. It means that if in some time you need to get a code to this number again, it will not be possible.Do not use virtual numbers for receiving personal information. Any illegal activity involving our numbers is strictly prohibited and your details may be passed to the relevant authorities.
Long rental SMS numbers are more suitable for receiving sms from real numbers, sms reception from payment services, banks and different internet services is not guaranteed, please contact our support and our managers will help you to choose number suitable for your needs.

Advantages of virtual mobile numbers for receiving SMS over conventional numbers

A virtual mobile number for receiving SMS has the following advantages
  • no need to buy a new SIM card and a phone to use;
  • no need to provide your passport details;
  • you can manage several messages at once
  • you do not need to have a cellular network;
  • Several people can use the same account.
Virtual number will be activated within 1 hour to several hours, depending on country chosen. Depending on your service plan, number reactivation and call forwarding may also be available from your virtual number.

Which problems you may solve by buying virtual phone number for receiving sms

Virtual phone number for receiving sms means you get
  • to collect incoming messages in your email
  • receive messages when your phone is turned off;
  • to keep confidentiality of personal data
  • Receive SMS outside of network coverage area
  • To get access to SMS irrespective of location.
By leasing virtual numbers for receiving SMS you eliminate the risk of losing important information and avoid the need to buy new sim cards and phones.

Buy virtual number for receiving SMS: SMS marketing opportunities for business

All you need for launching an SMS marketing campaign is an internet connection. No additional equipment is required. There is no need for a company to contract with a mobile network or purchase physical devices.
This means that multiple users can share an account and use a virtual number for receiving SMS without any extra costs.
With a virtual number for receiving SMS, it is possible to manage the flow of incoming SMS, filter them and redistribute them to the right employees. The ability to manage messages helps with marketing strategy and tracking your campaigns by filtering keywords that come in via SMS. This simplifies list management, including the ability to manage automatic emergencies.


We have developed a flexible tariff system for our clients, which allows them to save well and spend money wisely. We offer very favourable terms to our regular clients. You may review our rates and request an individual quote by filling out the online form at the bottom of this page.

Benefits of Virtual Numbers for SMS

Virtual phone numbers for online SMS reception with KataTelecom offer the best combination of quality and value. We are regularly striving to improve our service and provide our customers with the following advantages:
  • only verified local service providers;
  • flexible approach to each client, choosing the best solution for the task;
  • security of your data, reliable protection of SMS content from third parties.
After registration, you will get access to personal cabinet, where you will be able to read and reply to received messages. The website interface is simple, user-friendly and intuitive.

Top 5 popular questions about virtual numbers for texting

Here are the top 5 most popular questions about virtual phone numbers for receiving sms as well as our experts' answers to them.

Can I use my number for registration in different internet services?

Yes, this is one of the main purposes of using one-time virtual numbers. In this case you receive a number for 10 minutes and pay only for incoming SMS.

How do I set up call forwarding?

Immediately after activating your number in myAlpari, you can set up SMS forwarding to your mobile or email. Incoming messages can also be read in myAlpari, in the Statistics section.

SMS still did not come to the number. What to do?

If message was not received, follow the steps below:
  • Make sure the SMS was sent from a real mobile number.
  • Try requesting the sms again.
  • If nothing changes, please contact our support team.

Why are your connection and maintenance costs so low?

We partner with many local providers to give you the best choice and lowest prices.

What payment methods do you accept?

You can pay for our services in any convenient way: by credit card, cashless payment, electronic wallets, and cryptocurrency.

Additional services

At KataTelecom you can not only buy a virtual number for receiving SMS, but also take advantage of our other services:
  • Virtual PBX. Allows you to automate the process of receiving multiple calls at once and increase sales.
  • Spam Filters. Effective protection for your personal space from unwanted messages.
  • Blacklists and Whitelists. Will help not to miss important calls and avoid undesirable contacts.
  • Recording, connecting voice greetings. Great way to introduce your company and make a good impression on a potential client.
  • Voice mail. With this service you won't miss any important messages.
  • Recording of telephone conversations. Allows you to monitor the efficiency of managers' work with clients and solve disputable issues.
You can find out more about any of these services from our managers online or by phone.

Top 5 frequently asked questions

We tried to answer the most popular questions!
Can I use my number for registration in various Internet services?
We have temporary virtual numbers for this purpose. In this case you pay not for a number but for incoming SMS from the service you need. You don't need to rent a number for a whole month, you just pay for one incoming message.
How to set up SMS forwarding?
After number activation you can set up SMS forwarding to e-mail, messenger or your own API handler in your personal profile. You can also read all messages there in the Statistics section.
My number does not receive SMS. What do I do?

Unfortunately, sometimes it still happens. Here are some simple steps to deal with the problem:

  1. Make sure the SMS was sent from a real mobile number. SMS delivery via SMS gateways is not guaranteed.
  2. Some country numbers only accept SMS within the country. You can study detailed information in the table.
  3. If you've checked it all and the number still doesn't receive SMS, then contact our support service and we will promptly resolve this issue.
How soon after the payment can I use my number?
The period of number activation depends on the chosen country, terms of connection (whether you need documents for the number registration). Usually we connect numbers within 30 minutes after you've done your order. But due to the aforementioned conditions, it may take up to 5 days.
Why are there such low prices for connection and service?
We regularly recruit new local providers – due to this we have the largest choice and flexible prices. Our customers are small companies, small businesses, micro businesses, and individuals who operate on small budgets and are looking for relatively cheap virtual numbers with additional services.
What payment methods do you accept?
For the convenience of our customers we have connected the most popular payment systems: credit cards, bank transfer, PayPal, Cryptocurrencies, Qiwi, ЮMoney.
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