UK phone number

Hi! I really do not understand the need for a UK phone number when searching for properties. I am based in Canada, and do not have a UK phone number. What do people who are in different countries and who want to move to the UK do? It is extremely limiting, basically making it impossible for me to search and apply for properties while over in Canada. I wonder if anything could be done about this? Thank you!

can u not just put email abd request landlord?

Hi! No, with OpenRent it requires a phone number to be verified before asking the landlord a question or requesting a booking

Virtual landline?? https://www.virtuallandline.co.uk