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Change phone number

Hello, I am not able to change my previous phone number which i don't have it anymore. But it is still in my PayPal account . However, whenever I want to change the phone information on the website with my new number it sends a code to my old number. Is there another way to solve this problem?
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Re: Change phone number

@WinnieHMR 

 

You need to contact customer services to resolve any account specific issues.
Click help / contact bottom left of Paypal pages for options available for your country.

Or have you considered contacting Customer Service via Facebook or Twitter?
You can send them a personal message from their facebook or twitter pages.
It's: https://www.facebook.com/PayPal and @AskPayPal for Twitter.



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Re: Change phone number

@WinnieHMR 

 

You need to contact customer services to resolve any account specific issues.
Click help / contact bottom left of Paypal pages for options available for your country.

Or have you considered contacting Customer Service via Facebook or Twitter?
You can send them a personal message from their facebook or twitter pages.
It's: https://www.facebook.com/PayPal and @AskPayPal for Twitter.



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Re: Change phone number

Useless answer

 

Problem is:

Ehen u try to logon, it demands your phone to werify, AND when u cant login, you CANNOT acces ANY settings where to change settings.

 

And your facebook is automated rersponse BOT.

 

Completelly **bleep**

 

Why cant you put in option to reset damn phone number via email, just like damn password ???

 

So what can be done, besides creating new account ????

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Re: Change phone number

If I click on help or contact, it asks you to log into your account in order to get help / contact Support. However, as soon as you try to log in you get the same message asking you to confirm the telephone number that is no longer valid. You have no option to say that this number is no longer valid. For sure, the validation of the telephone number should come before sending a code to that number, not the other way around! This is absurd.

 

I don't have a twitter or facebook account. Why can someone not contact Support or even why is this absurd situation arising?

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Re: Change phone number

@Nick205 

@deychy 

 

The original poster was in Brunei so limited contact options.

And its not 'my' facebook bot and I am not responsible for the absurd situation.

 

If you both said what countries you were in I could probably give you more information.

However I have nothing to do with paypal and am a 'user' of this COMMUNITY forum the same as you are.

The only difference being I give up my time to help out on here as there is very little customer services at the moment.

 

So I tend to give up my time to folks that appreciate my advice rather than are abusive or have a go at me for advice that was not applicable to them or their country.


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Re: Change phone number

Hi

Were not talking about your faccebook or that u dint tried to help.

It is just this Paypall crap of changing settings of an account.

 

We appreciate your help man, but it dont work.

 

Situation is: We cannot change phone number on acount.

 

Facebook response from paypal:

Due to the corona virus (COVID-19) emergency our customer service staff is limited and we can't transfer you to a customer service agent at this time.

 

So they are useless on facebook. I dont have twitter, and i dont want to have it. Facebook is MORE than enough tome.

 

AND i couldent make another paypall acount, since my bank acount is already linked to my originall account.

 

COMPLETE craap customer suport or settings management on paypal side.

 

I tried other alternatives, but unfortunatelly, webpage i shop from uses only paypal or credit card.

Since i use debit card, i cannot buy stuff.

 

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Re: Change phone number

This is simply useless...
On the facebook chat you get a bot which cant help with account issues. 

You just get referred back to the contact center on the site....

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Re: Change phone number

I agree with these posters. I am locked out of account because of this and there is no way to change it other than somehow I travel back in time to get my lost phone. Completely absurd.

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Re: Change phone number

Hi there! 

I had this problem and fortunately I solved the problem by:
1- go to security settings (you most be logged into your account)

2- click on 2-step verification

3- get Google Authenticator App and scan the picture ( code )
4- enter code from app into your account 
5- it will ask you to add a device
6- then you'll see your old number just change it to your new number 
7- you'll receive text number for verification code 
8- Enter the code in your account.
9- delete your old numbers.

You done ! 
thanks 

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Re: Change phone number

We can't log in because we don't receive the verification code because it is sent to our old contact number. Extremely frustrating.