I just found out that google now requires a phone number if you want to create a new account.
Whatever they tell you, GMAIL is NOT free.
You can still create a gmail account without a phone number: you just have to link it to an existing email address...
It just had it as the 2 options when signing up to gmail. I only know this as a client signed up and didn't have a phone, so she used one of our email addresses as the backup...
@dheadshot I just tried again. Registered with an alternative email, like you said, but then I get this...
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