I would like to use Google AppEngine, but it appears to require a cellphone to receive SMS for verification.

Is there any way around this, or any other option I can take?

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It's impossible.

Can I create an App Engine application without an SMS verification code? Or without a mobile phone?

For now, you'll need a special code to create your first Google App Engine application. Currently, we're only sending these codes via SMS messages to mobile phones, so you'll need a mobile phone with SMS (or "Text Messages") capabilities (most phones have this) to create an application. You can verify your account by signing into the Administration Console.


Actually, I was able to receive the text message using Google Voice. Sign up for a Google Voice account and put in the number it gives you. Your Google Voice number is capable of receiving SMS messages.

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