When you install the dialer the very first screen which you see contains two options:
- Create an account, which is for creating a new account
- Log in, which lets you log in with existing credentials
First time registration
A user has to select country from the drop down menu and enter number manually.
Registering requires a user to provide his email address. In order to verify the address the RCS platforms sends an email with an activation link. The account creation request is registered on the server the moment the user enters username and password and tap the sign up button. It remains in the inactive state until the link from email is clicked. The country code is needed to properly populate phone numbers dialed from dialpad or contacts.
Tapping the "create an account" button will trigger a request to the RCS platform to send an SMS with verification code (PC) or an activation link on mail (Mac). The verification code is a 4 digits number which user has to enter in the next screen of the sign up process.
The purpose of sending SMS is to verify if the phone number provided by the user really belongs to him. If for some reason the SMS cannot reach the user’s phone the user can request a callback. The platform initiates a call to the phone’s number and when connected the IVR plays the code’s digits. This method also ensures that the number is in fact reachable in the GSM network. To activate callback the user has to tap on “never got the code” and follow the instructions.
Why do I need the Vippie ID (service ID)
It is a username like for example in Skype. If you want to communicate with other user you have to pass him your username so he can add to his contacts. Adding via username is realized through the Find friends menu.
A user may prefer a service ID in the case if he does not want his phone number to be associated with the service.
Service ID can be also used on devices where there is no phone number associated like tablets.