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Hi,  

Im searching for a way to get One Time Passwords (OTP) that are sent to my overseas phone number in the USA forwarded to me here in Thailand.  Is it possible to get the SMS that a bank sends to my home phone forwarded to me?

 

I would appreciate any directions for those of you who have found a way to do this successfully.

 

Thanks!

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3 hours ago, ukrules said:

I keep two phones, one Thai and the other from home, never fails.

So, how does that help to receive an SMS from a stateside bank on your USA phone line?  Do you use roaming on that line?

 

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Just a caution that some banks don't send out SMSs to Google Voice and other virtual phone numbers. You'll just have to try.

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1 hour ago, taxout said:

Just a caution that some banks don't send out SMSs to Google Voice and other virtual phone numbers. You'll just have to try.

Thanks for your input.  I’m thinking I may have to try another means.

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14 hours ago, taxout said:

Just a caution that some banks don't send out SMSs to Google Voice and other virtual phone numbers. You'll just have to try.

Which bank please ?   

 

So far USAA, Chase, Fidelity, and Schwab all accept my Google Voice number 

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On 12/1/2019 at 4:44 PM, ukrules said:

I keep two phones, one Thai and the other from home, never fails.

the problem is keeping a home phone active can be expensive, but there are ways to minimize that.  I had the problem this year when on vacation in Thailand.  I had to pay ATT a nutty amount for my basic text and voice phone to keep it alive for one or two things I knew I was going to use it for such as a password thing

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5 hours ago, gk10002000 said:

the problem is keeping a home phone active can be expensive, but there are ways to minimize that.  I had the problem this year when on vacation in Thailand.  I had to pay ATT a nutty amount for my basic text and voice phone to keep it alive for one or two things I knew I was going to use it for such as a password thing

Are there no pay as you go SIMS in the US like you can get in the UK?

For a minimal amount (less than £10 a year normally) I have maintained my UK no. for over 10 years abroad. I just have to make a chargeable "event" at least once every 6 months. 

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7 hours ago, topt said:

Are there no pay as you go SIMS in the US like you can get in the UK?

For a minimal amount (less than £10 a year normally) I have maintained my UK no. for over 10 years abroad. I just have to make a chargeable "event" at least once every 6 months. 

Same here Tesco mobile PAYGo 1 "chargeable" event i.e. SMS cost just 40 uk pence so less than £1 per year :thumbsup:

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Can they send OTP to your email address?

 

 

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No need for roaming which is expensive :I live in Vietnam now, where it is very difficult for foreigners to open an account. So I keep my KTB account and debit card, and have aDtac and a Vietnamese Sim in my phone, with the Thai Sim turned off. Whenever I need an OTP from my Thai bank, I briefly activate the DTAC Sim, just long enough to get the OTP. 

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I use Ting (www.ting.com) which is a pay as you go.I have an iPhone with dual SIM so my Thai number is the e-SIM and I keep my US SIM in the slot. Ting charges US$6 per month for the line. Up to 100 texts per month adds $3 more. That allows me to get OTPs wherever I am. Another advantage is that when I visit the US I can use it with the cost varying based upon the usage amount. You might look into it. 

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On 12/2/2019 at 11:07 AM, Tracyb said:

So, how does that help to receive an SMS from a stateside bank on your USA phone line?  Do you use roaming on that line?

 

Yes, I have a UK phone which has been on roaming for the last 10 years. if it rings I just ignore it but every now and again I use it to get an authorisation code.

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