Context: https://blog.jmp.chat/b/2022-sms-account-verification

Some companies maintain secret lists of phone numbers which they prohibit for new signups. If you run into this problem, you can:

Sample of services with successes and failures:

Service Number of Successes (Sign-up) Number of Successes (2FA) Last known success Number of Failures (Sign-up) Number of Failures (2FA) Last known failure Additional Comments
Bank of America 1 2021-08
Canada Post 1 2022-03
Discord 1 2022-04
Doordash 0 1 2021-03
Ebay 1 2021-11 0
Ecobee 1 2021-11 0
Google (account verification) 1 1 2022-05 2 2022-07
Google Voice 3 2022-05
GroupMe 1 2022-06
Hinge 1 2022-11
Instagram
Interactive Brokers 1 1 2022-11 Takes longer than other providers to deliver the code. Try again if no deliver <30s
KOHO 1 2 2022-12-01
Lyft 0 1 2021-08
Microsoft MFA 50 2021-10-12 10 2021-10-12
Microsoft account.live.com 0 2 2021-12-01
Microsoft 365 for Business 1 0 2022-04
PayPal 2 3 2022-12 1 2022-07-30
Plenty of Fish 1 2022-05
Questrade 3 2022-03 0
Service Ontario Notifications 1 2022-08-12
Signal 1 1 2022-12
Simlar (Fdroid) 1 2022-02
Simplii Financial 1 2022-03 0
square sites (ie vendor.square.site) 0 1 2021-11
Steam 1 2022-04 1 2022-07-30
Tangerine Bank 1 2022-08 1 2022-04 SMS does not work. Use the Home phone option instead
TD 1 2021-09 0
Telegram (CA Number) 4 11 2021-12
Telegram (US Number) 1 2021-12
Twitter 1 2022-07-30
Uber 0 1 2021-08
Walmart.ca 0 2 2021-08
WealthSimple Cash 1 2 2022-12 1 2021-07
Wise(TransferWise) 3 2 2022-12-06
Zoho 1 1 2022-07-30

FAQ/Why isn't my number being accepted by an online service? (last edited 2022-340 18:32:49 by 45)