How can I set up a new Google account without a phone number?

28 Aug 2012
Chrome 21
28 Aug 2012 | Windows | Chrome 21

I don’t own a mobile phone and I have no wish to share my home number with Google, but if my account is locked for any reason that is how I would have to go about unlocking it. Or if I wanted to create a new account.

Is there a way around this? Could I install Skype and have them send me the text to that?

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