This Phone Number Is Already Taken

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Attempting to sign up for Microsoft Teams on an android device. 

I type in my email address and password, all good.

I put in my phone number and receive a code, I type it in ... 'This phone number has already been taken.'

 

There is no way around this that I see as it states 'you need to specify a phone number to use this app.'

 

I followed the troubleshooting advice of logging in to any other microsoft accounts I have and removing the phone number from them and adding the phone number to the account I wish to log in with; still it tells me that this phone number is already taken.

 

To me this suggests somebody has previously used this number to log in to microsoft teams, but unless I can access that account and remove my number I can not sign up and use microsoft teams using my phone number. 

 

Does any suggest a way I can log in using my number? Can authenticator remove my number from accounts I do not have access to?

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Hello @wario01  I found this on our answers.microsoft.com tech support site - perhaps it will help you:

 

 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msteams/forum/all/microsoft-teams-account-number-already-taken/3...