Phone SMS sign in Code

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Percy Vere
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Phone SMS sign in Code

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Hello, how can I use the same phone number to verify via SMS in multiple email accounts.?
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:scratch: Is that trick question? Surely you just provide the same phone number to the various accounts?

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This is the image for my Outlook.com account. I also have a gmail account that I use as a Windows Live ID.
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This is the reply from Microsoft Community.
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If you want to create multiple Microsoft accounts, then why not use an authentication device, instead of SMS, for the second factor.

You could use an app on your phone (Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, or something similar) or a hardware token (Yubikey).
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Hi StuartR, thanks for your reply. I will answer you including what I have done on Saturday. Its late & I'm rather busy for a 70 year old over the next 2 days.
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Hi StuartR, all names are specimens only.
My name is Thomas Wilson, it is used in my personal email account. T.Wilson X gmail.com. It has a strong password that I use in Google Chrome, I also am able to remember it to sign in on my Chromebook.
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I use Thomas Wilson as my Microsoft Account T.Wilson x gmail.com. It has a different password which I use to sign in on my Win 10 PC.
The account has been set to me logging in using a PIN.
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Use phone to sign in - NO
2-Step Verification - N0
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Ways to verify its me
Recovery using
My Mobile Phone
+ another Email address
This is on the first part of my thread.
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Not sure about the Microsoft Account. Accessing it upsets the apple cart at present.
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I have a hotmail.com account which is also a Microsoft Account. Accessing it could also upsets the apple cart.
I have had this for years, it gives me 25gb for my OneDrive account.
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I also have an outlook.com account, at present it is set to use my phone for verifying code. Not sure about the other 2 MS accounts.
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I am having similar trouble and is being investigated by answers.microsoft.com.
If it wasn't for bad luck I'd have NO luck at all.
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What a surprise! :innocent:
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