@kernowlass You don't think you need a phone yet you use the internet !!!! Surely if a phone is not useful then the internet is not as well. I appreciate your enthusiasm but don't really see the connection? If a phone is not useful then neither is the internet? Unfortunately I'm old enough to have seen the arrival of 'mobile' telephones.. they allowed people to have conversations without being tied to the home phone. And the internet had arrived as well, which led to internet banking among other things. And that's how they stayed for most of the 80's.. 90's.. 00's...where are we now.. 2020... haha.. yes, I forget - of course they're not telephones any more, they're personal computers that you can carry around AND use the internet on. Happily I've maintained the distinction between the two mediums. I have a Spasmodic Dysphonia which puts me off trying to talk to people on telephones - I'm not after sympathy by the way, but when the person at the other end of a telephone struggles to understand you or keeps asking you to repeat yourself it does put you off using them. So Internet Banking.. great idea! Telephones.. boo! Can I use the internet.. yes! Do I have use for a phone? No! Does not having a phone mean I can't use the internet? No! Anyway... I do agree that it is unusual for people NOT to have a mobile phone, honestly, but this two-factor authentication thing is going to affect a lot of people like me. As for additional security - I've found a website that publishes mobile phone numbers that you can use to receive SMS Online. It's quite interesting (or shocking?!) to see a running log of people receiving their authentication codes with "You are retrieving your password. 767649 is your verification code, DO NOT tell anyone or your account might be stolen." But I guess it's an option!
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