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PayPal SMS 2 factor authentication

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PayPal SMS 2 factor authentication

Had anyone been able to get the SMS recently? I’m with virgin mobile and I’m not getting the SMS however phone calls work.

Anyone has this issue currently?
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did you choose TN to be Canada or US? sometimes short code message won't work if mixing CA/US.

Otherwise IDK 'cuz mine works fine
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I recently enabled it after my paypal got hacked.
SMS works fine, i'm with Koodo Mobile as provider.
Koodo customer $40/8GB
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dekvitaly wrote:
Jul 10th, 2019 7:11 pm
did you choose TN to be Canada or US? sometimes short code message won't work if mixing CA/US.

Otherwise IDK 'cuz mine works fine
I chose Canada however still nothing then again I’m with Bhell/Virgin

I decided to use app based 2FA, to get around it.

Back when I signed up they did not support app based 2FA which I much prefer
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I was going to suggest app based 2FA. I believe they only enabled it a few months ago.
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Just tried logging in and I received the SMS right away on Koodo.
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harryt wrote:
Jul 13th, 2019 6:03 pm
I had the same issue too.
I ended up just using the call me method for me.

When the option for using Google or Microsoft Authenticator comes out, I'll be using it instead!
Unfortunately they disabled the calling feature for me .

It already supports 2FA Google Authenticator or Authy

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