Feature request from hostep, posted on GitHub Aug 17, 2015
Why is the telephone number still required on a customer address? We hear from our shop owners that a lot of customers refuse to enter something in there or just enter gibberish.
An ideal solution would be if you could add a configuration option in the backend similar to the
Tax/Vat Number and
Date of Birth fields.
So an option for showing the telephone number where you can choose between
Required. What do you think?
I had to implement this today into a Magento CE 1.x store and it was kind of a terrible experience, changing stuff in the database, remove the hard coded validation of that field (which is still present btw: https://github.com/magento/magento2/blob/93312cae42824274722fe7a285d5ce8e40f177a1/app/code/Magento/C...), ...