anotherAmericaninGermany

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About anotherAmericaninGermany

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  1. Need US SIM card for receiving bank SMS verification

      I don't want to step on your toes or any other toes for that matter but you cannot even open an account with Apple = Apple-ID without a US Telephone number. I will not make any assumptions about where it is or isn't needed, I need one and that is really all I care about.
  2. Need US SIM card for receiving bank SMS verification

      I understood that the PEN numbers have a monthly fee?
  3. Need US SIM card for receiving bank SMS verification

      Consider yourself lucky. It all depends on when and at which point the systems are. I have several accounts that are not a problem and those that are pain the the #@%
  4. Need US SIM card for receiving bank SMS verification

      I checked with them and was surprised at the various answers on their web site and the response to my email was not particularly encouraging either.   "This is a international service. The main number of the Onesimcard is a international number based in Estonia +372 We also have secondary phone numbers called PEN ( Personal Extra Numbers). The PEN number is primarily for local residents so they have a way to call you without incurring long distance charges. Incoming calls from a PEN are not free to receive. The SIM user is charged $.20 per minute to receive these types of calls. Your initial Onesimcard purchase will also include a Personal Extra Number (PEN) that is free to use for 30 days. This number can be extended after 30 days if desired. This will be a secondary USA number if ordered from the USA"   Depending on how you read this, if you order a card from Europe, it won't even be a USA number but on the web site, they say something completely different.   It's the world of false advertising and please read the 500+ pages of fine print that we don't show you, this includes apple and co of course
  5. Need US SIM card for receiving bank SMS verification

      Thank you for the tip. I got a number for 1 month to test and things are going well except getting a google voice number but am still investigating this. Have the 30 days marked on my calendar and will book it for another year probably and look for a long term solution on the way.   From what I have been able to find out, the "best" long-term solution is to get a real US phone number and have it ported to google voice, that way it remains yours independent of any company and what they might do in the future.   It seems the technology is called  VoIP SIP and the numbers are being handled, sold and rented like crazy. This can cause problems, because some verification services exclude numbers already in the system.
  6. Need US SIM card for receiving bank SMS verification

      IT WORKED - thank you so very much !!!!
  7. Need US SIM card for receiving bank SMS verification

      I have spent the last 2 days trying to get a US phone number or receive text messages. I signed up for TextFree, but need a US Phone number to verify!   They are out to get us!!!!