Sometimes I need to access Microsoft forums, for example, to report bugs in Visual Studio, or ask some programing related question. The problem is that I cannot open an account in Microsoft websites, because it demands a phone number.
Due to my employer policies, I cannot use my personal number for working purposes, and I am not provided a personal phone number at work, so I cannot open an account. I'm impeded to use a lot of internet resources for that reason. (For instance, I can no more open a gmail account.)
Actually, I have an office number, but it was already used by another employee, and I cannot reuse the same number to open my accounts. The company will not provide a phone just for me.
My manager isn't a programmer, and she doesn't understand my problem, since I'm the only one complaining. Other programmers in the team mostly use Oracle SQL or non-Microsoft products.
What can I do to address this conundrum?