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PeteNI
Contributor

Re: No Mobile Phone

I have the same problem as the questioner and came here to find out what arrangements Paypal can offer to non-mobile users.

 

I am disappointed to find that the answers appear to be 'tough, you are a dinosaur. Buy a mobile or stop using Paypal'.

 

It appears that I shall be locked out in the near future.

kernowlass
Esteemed Advisor

Re: No Mobile Phone

@PeteNI 

 

I don't think anywhere on this thread did i say ''tough buy a mobile''.

I gave advice as to HOW paypal works and why you really do need a mobile for security reasons.

Would you prefer I lied? 


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Steve900
New Community Member

Re: No Mobile Phone

I have no phone and I must scream. Fare-thee-well PayPal. You will not be missed. Mostly.

jimiL
Contributor

Re: No Mobile Phone

Somewhat different position for me, I have a mobile phone, however where I live has zero mobile signal  and to make matters worse I work offshore, 3 weeks on 3 weeks on, where I also have no mobile signal. I have internet access at home via my landline and offshore via satellite so what am I supposed to do ? I'm a long standing user of PayPal but obviously not for much longer. To say it's more secure is nonsense, text messages are anything but secure! and to not offer an alternative is also nonsense,  my bank has the alternative of logging in via a code from a card reader, can't see any reason Paypal couldn't do something similar.

kernowlass
Esteemed Advisor

Re: No Mobile Phone

@jimiL 

 

I have very poor mobile signal so i use 'wi-fi' phoning, problem solved.


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jimiL
Contributor

Re: No Mobile Phone

That's great if :

a. Your service provider allows that (not all do)

b. Your phone is able to do it ( again not all do)

In my case neither do, so problem still exists.

kernowlass
Esteemed Advisor

Re: No Mobile Phone

@jimiL 

 

But if you want to solve a problem surely you have to do of modicum of effort yourself.

 

1. EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three each offer Wi-Fi Calling in some form. How many more do you need?

2. Get a phone that does. All major phone carriers offer WiFi calling, with support for the recent iPhones and Android phones.

 

Failing that don't use paypal but don't blame them because you don't want to fix your own problem.


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jimiL
Contributor

Re: No Mobile Phone

You know absolutely nothing about me, what efforts I have made or money I have spent in attempts to alleviate this  problem, so your "comments" are totally uncalled for and are downright rude.

To sum up your "advice"

Buy a new phone

Change my carrier

Stop using PayPal

Thanks very much, none of those options occurred to me !  If that's PayPal's attitude to their long term customers then I'll mostly likely be using your last suggestion.

Regards

Jimi

 

 

 

 

 

 

kernowlass
Esteemed Advisor

Re: No Mobile Phone

@jimiL 

 

Well i have given you many suggestions on how to sort your problem.

Easy enough, buy a cheap PAYG phone that does wifi phoning, problem sorted.

So...........your welcome.   🤣


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philipy
Member

Re: No Mobile Phone

No, it isn't my problem, it's a problem that Paypal have created for me after many years of it not being a problem atall.