Verification Code Problems
Please once again accommodate landline phones as backup contacts for your verification codes and similar communications. I live in a mobile phone dead spot, so more than half the time, I can't receive calls or texts to my mobile phone. Also I can't always access the backup email addresses that you offer as options.
I want and need to be able for you to call my landline with your verification codes and other communications.
Mark G commented
I do not use a mobile phone and don't intend to. If AOL hasn't got the technology to verify using a land line, then they are less secure than I anticipated. I suggest that a mobile phone number not be a requirement, and if necessary a land line option be available in addition. As it sits, when I log in I'm now informed that it is a requirement for a phone number to be added. If I add my landline I cannot verify because it only sends texts to mobile phones.No option for landlines exists. Now I don't trust that my email will be readily available when I log in, if ever enforcement is enacted. I think my important stuff will have to find a home elsewhere where I can trust to get it always. Hey, it's a great place for low level, insecure, and junk mail to be sent though.
Tim G commented
BUMP! Let's expand on that...some of us don't use, don't have, don't want a cell phone. Even if I DID have a cell phone, I wouldn't WANT to apply it to any of my email accounts, then get hacked and now some d*** who hacked my account NOW HAS MY CELL PHONE NUMBER. Then...you "require it" for my account verification. STUPID! So other than clicking "remind me later" and then some day get likely locked out of my account or CONTINUOUSLY get asked for some details I can't or WON'T provide, what are WE supposed to do? HMMM, maybe NOT use our Netscape / AOL accounts EVER AGAIN? That can EASILY be arranged!