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I did call my phone service provider and their technical support checked the logs and there were no attempts by PayPal to send me an SMS. So it looks like it is a problem on the PayPal side. 364 people reporting having this problem here (and that's just the ones who bothered to login using the security questions instead of the text message authentication!). Since it's almost impossible to get through to a PayPal customer service agent without the text message authentication I think we'll have to find an alternative payment provider. I just hope I can get my money out!
Just tried to enable 2-factor authentication today, and now I can say that Paypal's SMS system is malfunctioned!
I'm at Hongkong. Tried many times and different phone numbers from two service provider, no any SMS can be received!
Use same phone number in Apple, SMS can be received quickly.
Paypal, please check you side! Definitely not because of blocking by the service provider!