Do I need a Google Account?

Yes. A Google Account gives you access to Google products like Gmail, YouTube and the Android Play Store where you will purchase apps including the GeorgiePhone apps. In fact, everything Google needs this account apart from Googling for web information. Your single Google user name and password must be used to create an account on your smartphone. To create a Google Account, go to Android Settings, Accounts and Google and the screen where there is a choice to use your existing account or create a new one. Keep a note of your user name and password in a safe place. It may be easier creating the account on your PC.