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UK or Spanish registered SIM card

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(@stevej)
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Hi,

My UK bank uses text messages to send one-time passcodes for access to online services and authorising debit card purchases. It has just decreed that for this it will now only recognise mobile phones registered in the UK, Ireland, Spain or Gibraltar - needless to say, I don't have such a phone.

Before I delve too deeply into this, I wondered if anyone had any experience of getting, and then topping up, a Spanish or UK pay as you go SIM card.

Thanks, Steve

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(@itexpert7)
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Hi Steve,

Did you try the app? Why wouldn't it work, or is it really tied to a phone number?
If you only need the SIM for getting a rare SMS from the bank, they you don't need to ever top it up, as it's only incoming, unless they charge roaming fees (at the moment our Plusnet doesn't).

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No - I haven't tried the app. I prefer to do all banking and other financial stuff on a dedicated secure laptop at home, rather than on a mobile which I would then have to ensure was kept secure.

I'll take a look at Plusnet.

Thanks, Steve

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I agree, I don't use mobiles for banking also.
Depending on bank the app can be just for the verification/passcode.

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