One-time passwords (OTPs) are codes that are used to verify your identity when you log in to an online service or perform a sensitive transaction. They are usually sent to your mobile phone via text message, but what if you can’t receive the verification code because the account was set up with your landline number? Read below to find out how to receive verification codes sent to your landline number whether it's from a corded telephone or VoIP phone that uses an internet connection to transmit calls.
There are some ways you can receive OTPs on your landline number, depending on the service provider and the type of verification method they use. In this blog post, we will focus on one of them: using a subscription-based landline text messaging service.
First of all, let's talk about what a landline text messaging service is. A landline text messaging service is a third-party subscription service that can text-enable your existing landline number. This means that any text message sent to your landline number can be read and replied to just like the text messages sent to your mobile phone but using a computer. Popular text messaging services like Texty Pro will even allow you to download an app on your mobile phone to send and receive text messages and pictures using your landline number from your smart phone.
To use a landline text messaging service, you need to sign up with one of the landline text messaging service providers and choose a payment plan that suits your needs. You will then be able to activate your landline number for SMS texting to view, reply and manage your text messages sent to your landline number simply by logging in to the texting app or website. When someone sends you an OTP via text message to your landline number, you will receive a push notification on your computer through the website or on your mobile phone through the mobile app.
Unfortunately, not all texting services can receive OTP codes sent to your home or business phone number.
Texty Pro landline texting service is one of the few SMS services (supports phone numbers from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and more) that can receive OTP codes sent to your landline number from online services such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and more. This premium feature remains exclusive to our paid subscribers and is not accessible during the free trial period.
Using a landline text messaging service can help you receive OTPs on your landline number when you need to verify your identity when you log in to an online service that has your home or business landline number on the account without needing any additional hardware.
Visit Texty Pro to start sending and receiving text messages using your home or business landline number today.