This does not affect Google Apps for Your Domain..
but it certainly negatively impacts access for many...(globally and locally)
This is a huge Digital equity issue.  I understand its about combatting SPAM, but at what expense!
"If you'd like to sign up for a Gmail address, you need to have a mobile phone that has text-messaging capabilities.
If you don't have a phone, you may want to ask a friend if you can use his or her number to receive a code. "
Boo,  Google!

Lucie deLaBruere

Lucie deLaBruere
Tech Integration Specialist - St. Albans City Schoool

Work: 802 527  0565 x 3206
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