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15 hours ago, ukrules said:

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.

I spoke to Nationwide (in the UK) recently and they confirmed that their new OTP service for online banking only sends to UK numbers.

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

Gogle Voice is the way I got around the OTP requirement of some US banks, just get a Google Voice number and give that to your bank as your new "mobile" number.  Every time you get an OTP you will rec

i am from the USA. I have a T-Mobile SIM card. T-Mobile roams on AIS here  in Thailand. I went with T-Mobile because of super cheap rates of $3 a month for prepaid account. It is impera

5 hours ago, srowndedbyh2o said:

 

What’s the name of the T-Mobile plan you are using? I’ve contacted T-Mobile and they tell me they have no prepaid plans that will allow international roaming. 😞

I searched the T Mobile site and they do not seem to offer the 3/month plan on their site but it seems they have "partnered" with UltraMobile to offer the same plan. I currently have the TMobile plan as I got it several months ago under the T Mobile name and from their store. See this web site link to the plan.

https://prepaid.t-mobile.com/prepaid-plans

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12 hours ago, emptypockets said:

Try and buy a dual SIM phone in Oz at a retailer. No hope in my experience.

I got a Huawei Y9 last year for Bht 7000, dual SIM, AIS in slot no 1, UK O2 SIM in slot 2, works perfectly with OTPs from UK banks etc

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2 hours ago, Langsuan Man said:

You do realize that the Magic Jack gives anyone in the US the ability to call you without any cost other than a that of a local phone call.  That is the value of the MagicJack, the ability to receive SMS is a new addition to the service and only via the MagicJack app

 

For SMS or Text messages the best deal is still the free Google Voice service 

Lol, I dont actually want to speak to anyone from the US; they always forget the time difference and end up calling me at like 2am my time.

I only want to get their text messages and maybe a voice mail if someone REALLY needs to talk to me.

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It was absurd for the banks to discontinue the practice of sending OTP codes via e-mail.  So let's get this straight.  The user has access to the bank account user name and password ... and must also have access to the user name and password for a different e-mail account ... but you can't trust that?  RIDICULOUS.

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7 hours ago, Andycoops said:

I spoke to Nationwide (in the UK) recently and they confirmed that their new OTP service for online banking only sends to UK numbers.

Same with my bank in the UK, this is one of the reasons why I keep my UK phone account active and online every day even though I have lived outside the UK for many years now. I use my UK phone every week for this kind of thing.

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On 12/3/2019 at 11:10 PM, CygnusX1 said:

This is currently a big problem for me, as international roaming in Thailand for my Australian Aldi SIM recently stopped working, meaning that I can’t do any bank transactions involving SMS messages. When I return to Australia I’m going to change the mobile number used for banking to my Travel Sim number. I think that a specialist provider of international roaming services should have a greater interest in maintaining that service than an Australian operator.

Another way is to give a close friend or family members number to your bank, then just prior to you doing a transaction you message them via FaceBook Messenger or Line or WhatsApp, as long as you are both subscribed, to find out what the code is once they receive it.

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On 12/4/2019 at 8:37 AM, Andycoops said:

I spoke to Nationwide (in the UK) recently and they confirmed that their new OTP service for online banking only sends to UK numbers.

So just get a PAYG UK sim from somebody like Giff Gaff or Tesco and put £10 credit on it, give the number to your UK bank and keep it in a phone in Thailand. The OTP will be sent to you on that sim in Thailand.

 

Been doing that for over ten years now. I just need to send a text message once every six months to keep the sim active (I send it to my Thai number so I can confirm its been sent and received). On the two occasions I've been back to the UK I just added more credit online and bought a one month package before I left Thailand. I was good to go as soon as the plane landed in the UK.

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On 12/1/2019 at 4:39 PM, Langsuan Man said:

Google Voice is the way I got around the OTP requirement of some US banks, just get a

I've had Google Voice for years now and it has always worked as Langsuan has described.  I've had to re-verify a few times, including just this past week, by receiving either a voice call or text to my main registered number.  I'm planning on using it for texting with my stateside friends.

My totally free main number is actually VOIP as provided by an Ooma router type device.  It should still work in Thailand (I'm moving soon).

I have also signed up for a free TextNow number and verified that BofA does accept it for use in 2FA.  TextNow has smartphone apps and also allows access through PC browsers.  I will hopefully be verifying it's acceptance at a Schwab and SDFCU.

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1 hour ago, gamb00ler said:

I've had Google Voice for years now and it has always worked as Langsuan has described.  I've had to re-verify a few times, including just this past week, by receiving either a voice call or text to my main registered number.  I'm planning on using it for texting with my stateside friends.

My totally free main number is actually VOIP as provided by an Ooma router type device.  It should still work in Thailand (I'm moving soon).

I have also signed up for a free TextNow number and verified that BofA does accept it for use in 2FA.  TextNow has smartphone apps and also allows access through PC browsers.  I will hopefully be verifying it's acceptance at a Schwab and SDFCU.

Interesting.  I have never had to reverify my GV number in ten years.

 

So, you have a first generation Ooma?  Good for you, since free is a good price.  It will work fine.  I have been using mine here for years.  Of course, you need a transformer to step down the 220 voltage to 120.  And you need to bring your US phone with you to plug into the Ooma.

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3 hours ago, gamb00ler said:

I've had Google Voice for years now and it has always worked as Langsuan has described.  I've had to re-verify a few times, including just this past week, by receiving either a voice call or text to my main registered number.  I'm planning on using it for texting with my stateside friends.

My totally free main number is actually VOIP as provided by an Ooma router type device.  It should still work in Thailand (I'm moving soon).

I have also signed up for a free TextNow number and verified that BofA does accept it for use in 2FA.  TextNow has smartphone apps and also allows access through PC browsers.  I will hopefully be verifying it's acceptance at a Schwab and SDFCU.

That is where the Magic Jack comes in, if they need to verify my Google Voice via voice call they call that number which is a US number and rings on my home phone.  Since I no longer need the internal Thai phone wiring I am able to use the Magic Jack wherever there is a jack.  Since I spend 6 here and 6 in the US the MJ travels with me, so there is  consistency on my "authorized" phone numbers 

 

And I was  pleasantly surprised to find an app for Google Voice that provides me those OTOP's separate from my Gmail account 

 

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8 hours ago, cmarshall said:

Interesting.  I have never had to reverify my GV number in ten years.

 

So, you have a first generation Ooma?  Good for you, since free is a good price.  It will work fine.  I have been using mine here for years.  Of course, you need a transformer to step down the 220 voltage to 120.  And you need to bring your US phone with you to plug into the Ooma.

Maybe they want to reverify my GV number because for years I NEVER place or answer calls on that number.  I don't give out that number except to banks to receive SMS so any unexpected call is SPAM.  I used to use GV for long distance to Thailand before LINE and FaceTime became available.

 

Yes, I have the original Ooma hub.  I discovered it by accident when strolling through my neighborhood Fry's many years ago.  They had one set up and offered free calls to interested shoppers.  My wife happened to be in Thailand at the time so I called her using that demo Ooma and talked for about an hour.  The connection was perfect and I bought one on the spot.

 

I'll check the Ooma AC>DC power converter to see if it takes 230V.  If not, I usually just buy a new converter unit rather than a transformer.  I have quite a collection of those AC>DC converters and may already have a suitable unit.

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15 hours ago, gamb00ler said:

I'll check the Ooma AC>DC power converter to see if it takes 230V.  If not, I usually just buy a new converter unit rather than a transformer.  I have quite a collection of those AC>DC converters and may already have a suitable unit.

By the way if you leave your Ooma unconnected for six months they can drop your account.  The Ooma folks warned me in advance before that time and I reconnected it without a problem.

 

So what are the specs that I need to replace the power supply?  Should be 110 - 230 VAC.  The original has 17w input.  Can I go higher if I can't match 17?  Output is 12vdc 1000mA.  The barrel connector looks like it's either 2mm or 2.1mm?  Is that right?  Do I have to worry about polarity?

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