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SMS Verification

  1. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 7 years ago

    We are in the early testing stages of SMS (text message) based account verification.  Before we can deploy this widely, we need to determine how reliable the SMS gateway we are using is at delivering, especially to non-U.S. numbers.  Please give it a try here:

    http://hubpages.com/verify/sms

    The phone number you provide is only used for account verification.  We won't call you or send you any additional messages.

    Update 5/26: The voice call option is now available.  We could use some testers for that, especially internationally.  If you haven't verified yet, you can give it a try here:

    http://hubpages.com/verify/sms


    Thanks!

    1. Lissie profile image81
      Lissieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      worked for New Zealand

    2. WriteAngled profile image81
      WriteAngledposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Worked for me in Wales with a phone on the Giffgaff network.

    3. chamilj profile image61
      chamiljposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Worked for Sri Lanka. Etisalat Network.

    4. ngureco profile image82
      ngurecoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Questions for you, please, Mr Paul Deeds.

      1. If you have two or more HP accounts, will each account require a separate (different) cell phone number?

      2. If my phone number is +254 (0722) XXX XXX, will I need to omit the prefix "0" as I do when I make international calls?

      3. If I make a mistake and the code is not SMS-ed to me, what do I do to clear your HP systems so that they can allow me to go back to the HP original page for a re-try?

      Thanking you in advance.

      1. Fawntia profile image
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        Fawntiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'm not Paul, but I can answer at least the first two questions.

        1. You can use the same phone number for multiple accounts.

        2. It shouldn't matter. We will automatically remove the zero if you include it.

        3. This one I'm not sure about. I don't think we've decided what the procedure will be yet.

        1. Haunty profile image83
          Hauntyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          This is what happened to me by accident.

        2. ngureco profile image82
          ngurecoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you for the answers.

          In my HP account No. A, I used the number +254 722 XXX XXX and I did not receive the code.

          In my HP account No. B, I used the number +254 0722 XXX XXX and I instantly received the code.

          1. Fawntia profile image
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            Fawntiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            From our records, it looks like you mistyped one of the digits in your phone number (not the zero, but one later in your phone number). That said, I'm sure that typos in phone numbers will be common, so you're absolutely right that we need to address this possibility.

    5. kafsoa profile image72
      kafsoaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes it works here in Egypt. I wish that amazon and ebay work here too smile
      This is very nice, it will limit people who create tons of accounts just to advertise their websites and product.

      1. IzzyM profile image90
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Exactly,Kafsoa!

        Brilliant idea from the hub team. That should shut the naysayers up!

    6. GoingOnline profile image60
      GoingOnlineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Works in the UK, Orange network.

    7. profile image0
      andycoolposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Instant success on Reliance CDMA Network, in India. smile

    8. amuzicka profile image60
      amuzickaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Worked for me in North Dakota, USA

    9. Bilaras profile image93
      Bilarasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It says " This message can't be read in your country because of some confidentiality issues" Should i delete it smile

    10. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      kewl mine worked!  From San Fransisco but still Canada
      And fast too
      Thanks smile

    11. idreesfarooq profile image74
      idreesfarooqposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      WOW. it is working for my country Pakistan big_smile My number is now verified.

    12. pauldeeds profile image
      81
      pauldeedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So, the voice option is now available.  We could use some testers for that, especially internationally.  If you haven't verified yet, you can give it a try here:

      http://hubpages.com/verify/sms

      1. Michael Willis profile image79
        Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Paul...I tried this once again and selected the Call Me Now since I do not have texting. I got the call and listened for the confirmation code.
        I entered the code and it failed. Says it was an error entry.
        I tried again. Same!
        I listened several times as the voice repeated the code and I entered it correctly, but still it failed!!!

        1. pauldeeds profile image
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          pauldeedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Well, we have seen it work for some people.   Do you have the code that you typed in handy?  I can compare it to what we were expecting (or give it one more try, and write down the code for me).

          1. Michael Willis profile image79
            Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I copied the code. You want me to paste it Here? Or e-mail it to you.  Is it My personal code or just an issued code at that moment  of submission?

            1. pauldeeds profile image
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              pauldeedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              You can enter it here, it's not a secret.

              1. Michael Willis profile image79
                Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                ok...k6lxb5

                1. pauldeeds profile image
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                  pauldeedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Ok, looks like you confused a B for D.  We tried to eliminate all the letters that could be easily confused, but it seems like B and D are phonetically fairly close, so we'll get rid of one of them.  Try this: K6LXD5

                  1. Michael Willis profile image79
                    Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    That worked Paul. Yes, B and D do sound alike! Best to avoid those letters. lol

    13. BuffyGirl profile image78
      BuffyGirlposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      i can't even get a text message or a phone call and no one is answering my emails. sad

      1. BuffyGirl profile image78
        BuffyGirlposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Ignore this please...my fault...didn't know this cell phone didn't have texting service.  All fixed now.

  2. Richieb799 profile image79
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    Got your text in the UK smile

  3. sid_candid profile image60
    sid_candidposted 7 years ago

    I am in India and did not get the verification code SMS after updating the cell phone details.

    1. soni2006 profile image79
      soni2006posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Same happened with me. Didn't receive my verification code.

  4. theherbivorehippi profile image77
    theherbivorehippiposted 7 years ago

    I know you said especially non US numbers but I did it anyway. smile  I'm in Michigan..got it!

  5. Michael Willis profile image79
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    What about those of us who do not use Texting?

    1. pauldeeds profile image
      81
      pauldeedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Eventually we will have a voice option for people that can not (or do not) receive our texts.  A computer will call you and read you the confirmation code.

      We also probably will not require existing users that we trust to verify this way.

      1. Michael Willis profile image79
        Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Paul. I don't use texting at all.(Except from cell provider) I did try the SMS test just to see if you could text me. So far nothing.

      2. Pamela N Red profile image85
        Pamela N Redposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Good to know. I text my kids when they text me but other than that not my thing. I don't have a text friendly phone and would rather talk to people.

  6. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    Australia on Telstra - got it.

  7. WoodsmensPost profile image72
    WoodsmensPostposted 7 years ago

    New York verification came with in seconds  thanks

  8. StefanMDP profile image82
    StefanMDPposted 7 years ago

    Argentina failed

  9. Gordon Hamilton profile image97
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 7 years ago

    It was quite literally instantaneous. Barely had I pressed the submit when I received the acknowledgement. It was so quick, I got a fright and jumped out of my seat. Expected it to take a minute or two, so be warned all. Don't think Scotty could have transported me over the Atlantic any quicker! smile

    1. Gordon Hamilton profile image97
      Gordon Hamiltonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry - should have said that I am in UK, on Vodafone network.

      1. profile image0
        Twenty One Daysposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Vodafone Airtouch...I should have bought stock. Now 2ergo controls it all...sigh...


        NY Metro Verified using a local area code & number!
        Kudos Mr. Deeds.

  10. MM Del Rosario profile image86
    MM Del Rosarioposted 7 years ago

    It works here at Sydney !!!!

  11. SunSeven profile image57
    SunSevenposted 7 years ago

    Verified.
    - From Singapore.

  12. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 7 years ago

    Failed for me in Thailand. Since there seems to be no second chance, I can't be sure it wasn't me making a mistake.

    One thing you should tell people is how to enter the number. I realized as I was hitting the send button that I had put the whole number you would use in Thailand including the 0 at the beginning.

    I probably should not have done that (but who knows?).

    Also, can't you just trust people who have an Adsense account? It is harder to get an Adsense account than a mobile phone.

  13. Rosie2010 profile image75
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    Nice to know, Paul.  I think I'm the only person in the whole wide world who doesn't have a cell phone that works.  But I'm sure it works just fine here in Toronto.

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Rosie, I don't have a cell phone either. wink

  14. IzzyM profile image90
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    Verified. Spain. Vodafone network.

  15. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years ago

    Got it in South Carolina!

  16. Beth100 profile image73
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Ummmmm..... still waiting for the confirmation here in Canada...  hmm

    It didn't work.  sad

    1. the clean life profile image77
      the clean lifeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Mine worked Beth. Try again put in #1

      hi ya beautiful:)smile

      1. Beth100 profile image73
        Beth100posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hey ya handsome!  I'm not the only Canadian that this isn't working for.  smile  I'm not alone!  smile



        @ the HP Team == just tried it again and still no go.  sad

        1. the clean life profile image77
          the clean lifeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hopefully they can fix it up for all those In Canada smilesmilesmile
          Don't worry Beth HP will fix it. I had to edit many hubs per HP staff and get rid of all News capsules

          1. Beth100 profile image73
            Beth100posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I know they will.  They're pretty awesome...just have to be patient.  smile

            1. the clean life profile image77
              the clean lifeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Yes we do Dear Oh looky we are the exact score awe .....

              yeah HP staff is awesome !!!! They will get it right.

    2. pauldeeds profile image
      81
      pauldeedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So, the issue with Canadian numbers has probably been fixed.  Please give it another try when you get a chance.

      1. AliciaC profile image100
        AliciaCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Vancouver, Canada works!

        1. pauldeeds profile image
          81
          pauldeedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Great, thanks for letting us know!

  17. Kangaroo_Jase profile image83
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years ago

    Verified within seconds, Melbourne, Australia, Vodafone network

    1. the clean life profile image77
      the clean lifeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Same here within seconds

  18. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
    DzyMsLizzyposted 7 years ago

    Don't use a cell phone, period.  Have only a pay-as-you-go phone for emergencies when on the road, and I do not give out the number so I won't get incoming calls.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And by the way,  I certainly hope this does not become mandatory!!

      1. IzzyM profile image90
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It won't affect you, Dzy smile You have proven yourself to be a worthy and genuine writer. I suspect this is to keep out the spinners who use software to sign up here and spam rubbish pages.

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
          DzyMsLizzyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          OIC.  ***Wipes brow***  thank you, IzzyM... I appreciate that.  wink

  19. LeanMan profile image87
    LeanManposted 7 years ago

    Immediate response on my cell here in the Philippines.....

    1. emievil profile image77
      emievilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Same here. I'm using Globe Network.

  20. CASE1WORKER profile image65
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    immediate response here in the UK

  21. Tammy L profile image77
    Tammy Lposted 7 years ago

    Got it here in Texas.  T-Mobile (haven't been switched to AT&T yet)

  22. Purple Perl profile image59
    Purple Perlposted 7 years ago

    Got it instantly @ Bangalore, India.

  23. freecampingaussie profile image63
    freecampingaussieposted 7 years ago

    worked in outback Western Australia! On our big trip traveling Australia !
    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5026428_f248.jpg

  24. recommend1 profile image71
    recommend1posted 7 years ago

    Works in China

  25. Karanda profile image78
    Karandaposted 7 years ago

    Worked in far north Queensland (Australia) so it's got to work most places! No-one else works here.lol

  26. Azure11 profile image92
    Azure11posted 7 years ago

    Worked here in Dubai smile

  27. febriedethan profile image78
    febriedethanposted 7 years ago

    Wow...it worked here in Bandung, Indonesia smile

  28. CMHypno profile image95
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Works OK in the UK on Orange. Don't forget to drop the leading 0 from your phone number though!

  29. viryabo profile image86
    viryaboposted 7 years ago

    Nigeria verified (MTN)

    I'm in Lagos at the moment and wasn't sure it would go through, but it did.

  30. LuisEGonzalez profile image87
    LuisEGonzalezposted 7 years ago

    It works, no sooner had I clicked on the "send text" button, than I received the text.

  31. ripplemaker profile image82
    ripplemakerposted 7 years ago

    Got my confirmation in Cebu, Philippines! big_smile

  32. Just Ask Susan profile image90
    Just Ask Susanposted 7 years ago

    Never rec'd the confirmation code in Ontario Canada sad

  33. Ign Andy profile image57
    Ign Andyposted 7 years ago

    Confirmed Jakarta - Indonesia

  34. Bible Studies profile image68
    Bible Studiesposted 7 years ago

    I read pauldeeds comment for those of us who do not have cell phones. I don't. If this goes through and you want me to verify, you will need to have the voice option set up asap.

    What about stolen cell phones, and/or borrowed those for a couple of hours by a "friend" without the owner of the cell phone knowing? How would you know if a "friend" let someone borrow the cell phone just for this purpose?

    How do cell phone numbers work? If someone stops using a cell phone, doesn't that number go back into circulation for another user like they do with regular home phone numbers? That would pose a whole new set of problems.

  35. skyfire profile image75
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    Not working here. Pune (India).

  36. Balinese profile image39
    Balineseposted 7 years ago

    working here in ireland with O2

  37. profile image0
    4youreyesposted 7 years ago

    Working in New York pressed submit and my phone was altering me a text message had come in.

    1. janderson99 profile image51
      janderson99posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yep OK in OZ with Telstra

  38. melbel profile image96
    melbelposted 7 years ago

    Worked for me.

  39. Haunty profile image83
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for reseting it. Worked in Hungary.

    1. amalloy profile image78
      amalloyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      At the moment, we automatically expire the verification request in 24 hours, at which point you should be able to try again. As Fawntia says, we definitely plan to improve this.

      1. Michael Willis profile image79
        Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I just tried again and nothing.

  40. Rafini profile image89
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    How long should I wait?  I'm on a local pre-pay plan (not a Trac phone) in US.

  41. BRIAN SLATER profile image90
    BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years ago

    just confirmed mine in the uk, worked in seconds.

    With Orange Network.

  42. Sue Adams profile image97
    Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago

    Worked straight away in SPAIN

  43. anujagarwal profile image64
    anujagarwalposted 7 years ago

    Works perfectly fine in Delhi, India.

  44. profile image0
    TopUniverseposted 7 years ago

    Works good. I am in India.

  45. Princessa profile image86
    Princessaposted 7 years ago

    It worked for me in France

  46. melpor profile image94
    melporposted 7 years ago

    It worked with AT & T in New Jersey, USA. I received my text message after hitting the send button.

  47. carpesomediem profile image61
    carpesomediemposted 7 years ago

    I was absolutely amazed at how quickly the text message came through to me.  Seconds after I hit sent, bam there it was.

  48. nell79 profile image78
    nell79posted 7 years ago

    Got it fast here in the US

  49. nelson soares profile image82
    nelson soaresposted 7 years ago

    Got in  seconds here in Portugal!

  50. Just Ask Susan profile image90
    Just Ask Susanposted 7 years ago

    Worked this time in Ontario Canada

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