receiving 2 factor authentication while abroad

Ask us anything. Cambodia Expats Online has a huge community of long-term expats that can answer any question you may have about life in Cambodia. Have some questions you want to ask before you move to Cambodia? Ask them here. Our community can also answer any questions you have about how to find a job or what kind of work is available for expats in Cambodia, whether you're looking for info about Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, or anywhere else in the Kingdom. You're also welcome to ask about visa and work permit questions as well, as the immigration rules change often, especially since COVID-19. Don't be shy, ask CEO's community anything!
User avatar
newkidontheblock
Expatriate
Posts: 4385
Joined: Tue May 20, 2014 3:51 am
Reputation: 1536

Re: receiving 2 factor authentication while abroad

Post by newkidontheblock »

The problem with receiving a SMS abroad is it depends. Depends on the carrier, depends on the cellular settings on the phone, depends on the bank sending the SMS. That’s why so many members have different experiences.
User avatar
phuketrichard
Expatriate
Posts: 16691
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 5:17 pm
Reputation: 5687
Location: Atlantis
Aruba

Re: receiving 2 factor authentication while abroad

Post by phuketrichard »

Kenr wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:44 pm Not paying attention. I don’t take the sim out of the phone. I don’t need Wi-Fi calling turned on because it works over Wi-Fi. I receive SMS fine.

And my bank will not send SMS to a foreign number. I need an active US number in my name.
talk with them< citibank ( and chase )didn't use to send me sms for confirmation/codes BUT
after constantly asking for it, they did and do :-)

regardless
when / if u have a US bank and a US sim, than its a no brainer to just turn it on when ur expecting codes sent to it
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
User avatar
Alex
Expatriate
Posts: 2551
Joined: Thu May 15, 2014 2:09 am
Reputation: 2271
Location: Bangkok
United States of America

Re: receiving 2 factor authentication while abroad

Post by Alex »

I use VoWiFi for my Thai number when I'm not in Thailand and that has been working reliably for SMS from my Thai banks.
Kenr
Expatriate
Posts: 1653
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2022 5:33 am
Reputation: 1054
United States of America

Re: receiving 2 factor authentication while abroad

Post by Kenr »

There was just one person on here who was saying it was impossible to work over Wi-Fi.
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 58 guests