Invalid phone number
My phone number on Paypal is causing a problem for me. I live outside the UK most of the time - so I want to use my Malawian mobile number for Paypal to contact me etc. But on the Settings page, it won't let me enter this number - it says it's invalid. This is the only phone number I use for most of the year, so I need to make this my primary phone number.
Is there a way round this problem?
Profile & Settings
I'm sorry to hear of the difficulty that you're having adding phone numbers to your accounts. The number added to an account must be from the same country that the account is registered in. I'm sorry for any inconvenience.
thank you for the answer that causes a new question: I live 8 month in the US and 4 in Germany, does this force me to create 2 accounts? or force me to pay for roaming calls to the US? it is so easy to use 2 cell phones, one german and one US, in these days of data processing unlimited, why is it not possible to have 2 or more phones in different countries?
That's a great question. You have a couple of options. You could make an account in the country that you spend more time in, and only keep the contact information connected to that country's residence. The other option is if you keep residence in both countries and don't spend more than a year at a time in one of the countries, you could have two separate accounts and use each during the time spent in that country.
I hope this helps!
Spanish number also causes issues. Locked me out of the account, had 2-factor on with the app instead. Demanded a number to send the message to.
Tried to respond to this, more things to sign up to. Then couldn't read the forum without signing in (could've deleted the cookie). Atrocious UX from such a massive company.
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