Does anyone know if you can register and have a 591.com.tw account without a Taiwanese number? I tried to register with my Facebook account, but to no avail. I need to move quickly, albeit short. If nothing else, I will just get a “bare-bones” phone plan, but I was wondering if it is possible.
Why do you need to register? You just browse the site for a place to live. No need for any kind of membership.
You can get a fake ID number. There’s websites that generate them for you.
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Just realized the OP means a phone number, not an ID number.
What a waste of time that was.
I believe herein lies his problem. He doesn’t have a phone to call on the apartments that he’s interested in so he’s trying to sign up and communicate via the 591 site.
I suggest just going to one of the stores and picking up a cheap prepaid card. That will give you a Taiwan phone number.
Definitely, @Yang_Gui_Zi . I found that there is no way around it. But it is okay, and you are right.
I have to get it done quickly too. I am supposed to leave tomorrow morning and there is a big seminar tonight at TWBJJ.
I tried using a free calling / texting VOIP app online, and gave people my Line to return my call, but to no avail.
Sorry @the_bear, you guys got into an argument for nothing.
I wanted to share this with you guys. For a newbie like me it seems like a good deal.
I am going to go there right now and also I will check out the Ibon Mobile one too.
Never mind you’ll be needing a fake ID soon enough.
Eh having something return your call is really really hard here.
Most LINE accounts are personal and not everyone will have unlimited data…so, they’re not about to use a personal account and/or use uptheir monthly data to handle a business case.
If they did, I assume you don’t have a mobile device with data, so when you’re away from your PC, they call you, you’re not there.
Get a SIM card.
You can also walk into just about any real-estate agency and ask about rentals. They are a dime a dozen. You can find them on almost every street. Most are selling places, but they usually have a handful of rentals too.
That is helpful. Thank you. I’ll do that after I arrive to the next place
tomorrow. I am also going to stop at Chungwha Telecom and get a low cost
prepaid plan on my way to class by Dongman. I stopped at T Star, My Fone,
7-11, but Changwha seems like they have the best “bare bones” plans for
someone in my situation.
I better go now, so I can get a mantou and coke zero before class. And @Rocket, my bedtime is at 10:30 PM.