Cannot register without credit card

The Gitlab.com instance has required a credit card for using the CI feature for a while now.
However, it seems now users are required to enter a phone number and credit card to register even for basic functionality. Both are very personal information and considering that it now seems impossible to even create issues on open source projects without providing these information, this is very concerning.

Note that I have been trying to register for several days using different IP addresses, different browsers and different PCs and I was still asked for credit card information during registration every single time.

Please reconsider this approach and looks at how other services like github do this where no personal information aside from email is required at all.