Author: IK Nwuzoh

How To Set Up A US Phone Number

How To Set Up A US Phone Number

There are many reasons why you may have to get a US phone number as a Nigerian. One such reason is that you do business with American firms. Another reason is that to operate globally with some American clients, you may have to use a US phone number.
Note that getting a US phone number can involve 3 methods and have subscriptions. You use this number to verify your Google 2FA.

Note that you should have these for getting your US phone number.

  • App for changing location (this is optional
  • US area code
  • A functional VPN
  • Working password and email.
  • Method one: Use the Text Me App

    Go to Playstore and download this app. Note this app uses VPN.

    Do the following:

    i) Link your VPN, and then go to the Text Me app and open it, form a new account or sign up with your Gmail.
    ii) Enter the proper information if you are not using the option for Gmail sign up, then claim the numbers you see on the screen.
    iii) You have the number.

    Method two: Use the Textnow App

    i) Link a VPN, but avoid VPNs like PIA, HMA, ExpressVPN, Windscribe, IpVanish and NordVPN.

    ii) Go to the Textnow app on your iOS or android, tap on sign-up. Enter your details like name, username, password, and email. Then once you finish, tap ‘Get a free phone number’ icon.

    iii) Then let Textnow access your location, you will get a free USA number according to your VPN location. Once you get the number assigned to you, you can call or text with it in Canada or the US.

    Method three: Using Google Voice App

    i) Go to your VPN app and link it to any USA location, then after linking to the location, you prefer. Go to Gmail app, and tap on the icon at the right top bar, then scroll downwards and tap on ‘Add Another Account’, ‘click on Google ‘, ‘Tap on Create Account ‘. Add your details and apply your Nigerian phone to get the OTP code.
    ii) Once you finish with this, you have to download your Google Voice App, you can use the app to download. However ensure the email you created is a default email on Play Store.
    iii) Set up the Google Voice App while on your VPN. They will ask you to pick the email you wish to sign in using the email you created. You have to choose the location for the number.
    iv) Add a number to get your OTP code. This will require a US number you got from your family or friends.
    v) Once you have the OTP code, add it and verify your account. Now tap on the profile of your Google Voice app, and that number will show there. You can use this Google Voice App to text or call for free.

    How To Create An Android Emulator On Your PC

    Android emulators help you to run android applications on your PC. This post tells you how to create an android emulator on your PC.

    • First you have to go to your virtual device manager and tap avd manager with the icon, choosing avd manager.

    Android emulator

    • A pop-up menu will display so you have to tap on ‘create virtual device’ and select the category.
    • Create an avd device for your phone and you can see many options available for various phones and devices. It comes with many screen resolutions and screen sizes.

    Android emulator

    • Choose pixel 4 and then tap on the next button and choose the operating system you wish to set up on the android emulator device. Then choose Oreo, you ought to tap on download so that you can see that your download has begun, you have to wait for some time because the download depends on the speed of the internet.
    • Some of the devices can use 1.5 GB or 1GB depending on the device and operating system you choose.
    • Tap the finish button and then tap next. Choose your default start-up orientation, and tap on the finish button.
    • You will see successful creation of pixel, then running app on the avd, tap choose this device and tap on the run button.
    • This will start your android visual device automatically.

    That’s how to set up an android emulator on your PC. With this emulator, you can play android games and install various android apps on your PC. This post guides you on how to do that.

    How To Set Up Xbox One

    Setting up Xbox One is crucial for playing games on your computer. This post tells you how to set up Xbox One. If you have never created a gaming console before or if you wish to know what it is like to set up Xbox One, this post will help you set up Xbox One. We can begin with the basics.

    i) Link your HDMI cable to an HDMI port on your home theatre receiver or TV.

    Set up Xbox One

    ii) Link the other end to that of Xbox, and link the HDMI output to the rear of your console.

    You can now play your games.

    iii) You can watch television TV with your Xbox if you have a satellite box or cable.

    How to set up Xbox One

    Link it through HDMI IN port or to HDMI on your Xbox One.

    iv) Link the power cable to your power supply. Add the end of the power supply to the power port plug consul of the other end to a wall outlet.

    How to set up Xbox One

    v) Open your controller’s battery compartment and add the 2 double-batteries as shown now.
    vi) We will switch the system on ,

    and create an internet connection that personalizes Xbox One with your Xbox logo on your system’s front button.
    vii) Tap it to begin your Xbox One and you will get prompted to tap and hold the Xbox button of your controller till the light glows when the controller gets detected.
    viii) Tap a button and move on, if there is no recognition of the controller, the system gets paired through tapping the small pair button above the controller, with the matching button of your console’s front left corner.

    How to set up Xbox One

    ix) Xbox logos gets to pulse briefly which remains steady when you finish pairing.

    The Xbox One takes you across the set up process which includes selecting a language linking to the Internet and setting the location you obtain online, a wired Ethernet cable linked directly to a modem or router or link wirelessly over the WiFi network’s home to create a wireless internet connection.
    x) Include your wireless network on the list of found networks and add your password after you set the location, they may have to set up some updates.

    How to set up Xbox One

    xi) Once you finish the updates, create a time zone and select a power setting for the Xbox. Its first power does save energy, however, the startup time gets longer.
    xii) System updates can interrupt you when you switch on the system, it’s second power option makes use of extra electricity, but the system switches on vastly and sets up updates automatically when you are not using.
    xiii) They will ask you to log in using an existing Microsoft account or make a new one if you have Skype or gamer tag account.
    xiv) Sign in with Windows Phone account or Windows 8 account or create an outlook to sign in to your Xbox, with this account.

    How to set up Xbox One

    xv) Log in to your access and get access to the Xbox store where you can download apps and games, and you have many options for security and sign-in, with no barriers letting you use the passkey.

    xvi) The system will ask you if you wish to make use of the instant sign-in if you are the only one using the Xbox. It is a recommendation to select instant sign-in after the system gives you a profile picture and default gamertag.

    xvii) Select a colour to customise the Xbox dashboard and then upgrade to gold.
    xviii) Xbox One has a monthly online subscription giving you access to games and online multiplayer like rainbow and destiny.

    Six siege gold also gives you downloadable games for each month for your subscribers. However when you cancel the gold subscription you will have no access to the free games using the gold downloaded, after a little intro video.
    xix) You are ready to play your Xbox customized through the profile info screen. Your profile picture is changeable.
    xx) Change that your profile picture, edit the gamertag and form an avatar when you finish.
    Move to the Xbox Store to download apps and games or set up a game by adding a disc in the console’s front.
    xxi) You will see the eject button at the disc slot’s right. Touch it so as to eject the game based on the power settings you selected earlier tapping the power button or hold your Xbox button of your controller.

    xxiii) This can make the system power down or sleep entirely. You can run and play the latest apps and games on the Xbox One.

    Set up Xbox One

    You can now play your games.

    How to set up Xbox One

    How to set up email on Windows 10

    You are probably using Windows 10 on your PC but are yet to set up an email account. This post will guide you on how to set up email on Windows 10. You will be doing this with the Mail App. This Mail is available too in the Start menu, so you can just enter Search and you will see the mail. You will have to know your Gmail username and password. Continue reading “How to set up email on Windows 10”

    How To Upgrade To Windows 11

    What version of PC are you using? Microsoft just released the latest version of Windows, Windows 11. It has come with various features that made it something to upgrade to.
    This post will guide you on how to install Windows 11. If you are using Windows 10, this post is for you. Before you begin this upgrade, Microsoft has a recommendation for you to wait, till you get a prompt from Windows to update, this tells you that the upgrade is ready for your computer.

    i) Visit this website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11.

    Windows 11

    Note that this is applicable if you are upgrading from Windows 10.
    ii) Before you begin the setup, apply the PC Health Check App.

    How to upgrade to Windows 11

    iii) Check that the device satisfies the minimum requirements.

    How to upgrade to windows 11

    iv) You can check the status of Windows release information for issues that can influence your device before setting up the device.
    v) Tap ‘Download Now’.

    Windows 11

    vi) Then open your installer and agree to the terms of the agreement.

    How to upgrade to Windows 11

    vii) Allow the installation assistant to finish installing and downloading.
    viii) Restart the computer after this.

    Windows 11ix) The computer upgrades to Windows 11 after you restart it.

    How to link your NIN to MTN

    With regards to the admonition of the Federal Government, that all Nigerians should link their NIN to their SIM cards, some lines that did not comply with this mandate got barred.

    Here is how to link your NIN to your MTN:

    To get your
    NIN, tap *346# from the number linked with our voter’s card, BVN registration, or driver’s license.

  • Tap 1 for you to get your NIN. Get a screenshot of the NIN and save it. Note that you will be charged N20 each time you dial this number. This number makes use of 2 methods which are:
  • through USSD code.
  • through MTN NIM Portal.

    Through MTN-NIM portal

    This requires your First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Email address, and National Identity Number to make use of an MTN online portal to link your phone number using your NIN.
    a) Go to the registration link, https://mtnonline.com/nim with your browser.
    Link NIN to your MTN
    b) Fill up the requirements you can see above.
    Link your NIN to your SIM
    c) Tap on the submit button.
    d) You will receive an OTP in your MTN line. Continue reading “How to link your NIN to MTN”

  • How To Register And Get Your NIN

    NIN means National Identification Number. There are certain things that when you want to do you will be asked to bring your NIN. That’s why this post is here to tell you how to get it. To get your NIN, you have to go for National Identification Card. So how do you get your National ID card, and then get your NIN number?
    NIMC
    It takes about 5 minutes to fill out the form.

    Steps to register and get your NIN

    One: Go to the NIMC portal at https://penrol.nimc.gov.ng/loginform.tpl.html.php
    or
    https://cb.run/LyLM
    NIMC
    A page will open, tap continue.

    Two: To set up your account, you need to fill in your details and sign up first, so you can sign in after signing up.
    Continue reading “How To Register And Get Your NIN”

    Theme: Overlay by Kaira Nigeria's Tech Arena