We use your cell phone number to verify your account and make sure that only you can access your money. When you create an account, we'll send an SMS code as verification that your account is linked to the right mobile phone number.

If you're a teen, your sponsor will also need their own phone number and account to get started.

Your number must be a mobile phone number issued by a US mobile phone carrier like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, etc.

You will not be able to create an account using a Voice over WiFi number like Google Voice, WhatsApp, Text Now.

Do both my sponsor and I need a different phone number?

Yes! You and your sponsor must have separate Step accounts, which means each of you must have a working phone with different phone numbers.

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