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Hi!

I have multiple (personal) Paypal UK accounts. I am just receiving small amounts (£60 - £80)

But the phone numbers are not verified, as I don't have so many prepaid sim cards...

Is it a good idea to verify these accounts by using a 2FA software? (such as Authy, Google or Microsoft Authenticator)
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Can you even do that?
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You currently cant use an authenticator for paypal, you need to keep active phone numbers attached.
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Even if it was possible I dont see any benefit.

Prepaid SIMs are 99p each - if you want the number confirmed on them all I would just go and buy some ore SIMs
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Even if it was possible I dont see any benefit.

Prepaid SIMs are 99p each - if you want the number confirmed on them all I would just go and buy some ore SIMs
It is for those of us who have many accounts and have been know to forget to top up their free sim and the number is reclaimed. If you dont have access to your account and/or old number you cant add a new number.

It's not just about account creation, its about access to the account during it's lifetime.

I think the authenticators are fantastic, Amazon have almost stopped using the captcha challenges ( and password reset which was common) since its introduction.

I have four active Amazon accounts and never use the sims attached to the account - they're not even in a phone. I have an authenticator on my personal phone and all accounts work through it.

I guess for Amazon you could turn off 2SV but I think/hope they're going to stop this practice.

I can see ebay following suit very soon, it must massively reduce compromised accounts.
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Default Re: Paypal 2FA verification

You dont need to top up the number to keep it active..... You just need to use it once ever 3 to 6 months (depending on the provider) to receive a call or a text. Very easily done.

eBay may well follow suit, but the question is about PayPal in this case. You will find with PayPal that number confirmed or not, they will quite often still want to send the number on file a text.
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You dont need to top up the number to keep it active..... You just need to use it once ever 3 to 6 months (depending on the provider) to receive a call or a text.
Very few indeed (certainly not Three, O2, EE, Giffgaff, vodafone, Asda , Tesco) allow a sim to remain active by receiving a text, most require a chargeable event. As I only use those named above, I'm not even aware of any that don't require some form of chargeable activity.

Anyway, it matters not, authenticators are so simple to use its a no brainer for managing accounts and ensuring that if you get locked out of your sim you still have account access.

Like I said I hope others follow Amazons lead, its works very well.
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Afraid your just wrong on that one bud. Lack of experience is really starting to show in quite a few comments across the forum now. It’s really important when you state something as a fact to actually be sure that it is.

I have used both Three and O2 SIMs for years without topping them up. They are still working fine so long as they get a text or a call, which I do every 2 months
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Afraid your just wrong on that one bud. Lack of experience is really starting to show in quite a few comments across the forum now. Itís really important when you state something as a fact to actually be sure that it is.

I have used both Three and O2 SIMs for years without topping them up. They are still working fine so long as they get a text or a call, which I do every 2 months

Whatever, I know I'm right as do you I suspect. I could get links for every one if I cared...

But I will quote O2 and Three for you.


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7.1. If you do not carry out any chargeable activity at least once in any 6 month period your Mobile Phone will be disconnected and you will lose any remaining credits balance on your Account. If you wish to be re-connected after this time you will be given a new Mobile Phone number.

Three

Suspending or Ending this Agreement

We may suspend or disconnect our Services if we reasonably believe that you havenít complied with certain terms of your agreement. If within a 6 month period you have not (i) activated a Pay As You Go Voucher on your account or (ii) made any chargeable events or activities (for example, made telephone calls, sent text or photo messages, accessed content or the internet or any other Three Services for which a charge is made), we may also suspend our Services or disconnect you.



Im happy, as I suspect most would be, to believe what the providers say than hearsay.

I've also got sims with them and know fine well you need to made a call or suchlike every 180 days but I wont mention it due to my lack of experience.
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Suspending or Ending this Agreement
We may suspend or disconnect our Services if we reasonably believe that you havenít complied with certain terms of your agreement. If within a 6 month period you have not (i) activated a Pay As You Go Voucher on your account or (ii) made any chargeable events or activities (for example, made telephone calls, sent text or photo messages, accessed content or the internet or any other Three Services for which a charge is made), we may also suspend our Services or disconnect you.
As ever the key is in the detail which you are skipping a lot of the time. Many years of running SIMs the way I have demonstrate that while they may suspend the service, they actually dont. Run your accounts how you want, but stop presenting things as a 100% fact unless you know its a 100% fact

Still waiting on you to explain how you go about adding any card to any PayPal address regardless of the address....

And then this doozy.... https://www.aspkin.com/forums/ebay-d...ml#post1029458 - Im sure you can quote some part of the operators website or T&Cs that backs up your claim however real world experience actually tell you that if you use a UK SIM in the EU, you get a UK IP address. Thats what comes from actually doing these things yourself and not just taking everything at face value

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Whatever, stop clutching at straws and let it go, you're not going to ruffle my online anonymous feathers by trawling the forum for posts you disagree with.

You're wrong oin this instance now go and enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend.

And all because I tried to explain the benefit of an authenticator app.......
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Just not a fan when someone goes around stating things as a fact without actually knowing its a fact. Which you are doing on quite a few occasions now.

Explaining how great the Amazon authentication app is all good and well, but also totally irrelevant. Posting for the sake of posting just doesn't help people. Its even less helpful when what your posting is simply wrong and you cannot ever concede that you are incorrect.
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Afraid your just wrong on that one bud. Lack of experience is really starting to show in quite a few comments across the forum now. Itís really important when you state something as a fact to actually be sure that it is.

I have used both Three and O2 SIMs for years without topping them up. They are still working fine so long as they get a text or a call, which I do every 2 months
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Not really, not when the user in question keeps getting things wrong, has it pointed out to them, and then keeps doing it. Not knowing that the SIMs don’t get deactivated when not tipped up so long as they are used is a lack of experience simple as that in this case.

I’m not trying to discourage anyone to post, but when someone posts things as absolute certain facts when they are not, then it causes confusion for new users, and that is a problem.
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Default Re: Paypal 2FA verification

Just to update this top and answer the OPs question.

I did think PayPal already had an 2fa already with an App and looks like they do

OP - You can use that if you want but its possible they will still want to text you at a later stage as well (its just one of those things that PayPal do by default)
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