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I am no google or outlook fan, but

a cell phone number is asked for and stored with the account information so that the consumer has the ability to receive a text message with a verification code in the event that they forget their password and need to reset it. It can really help people, especially old people who forget their password and those that cannot distinguish between their email password, their administrative account password, their voice-mail password, their charter password, their...well, you get the point. Im no fan of google or anyone else collecting personal information just for the sake of collecting information, but there are relevant uses for some of this stuff. I work for a large technology company that services the public with consumer electronics. Not saying that I am the end all, be all, but i can see in my day to day operations where this stuff can make self-troubleshooting technology easier and more accessible.