Windows 10: that phone number doesn't look right. please check the country code and phone number

Discus and support that phone number doesn't look right. please check the country code and phone number in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I'm Italian, currently in Ireland for work, on the notification bar of my device, an advice tell me to fix my account by confirming my number but every... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by marcellomerlin, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. that phone number doesn't look right. please check the country code and phone number


    I'm Italian, currently in Ireland for work, on the notification bar of my device, an advice tell me to fix my account by confirming my number but every time i type in my number it give me the error: that phone number doesn't look right. please check the country code and phone number.

    I only have one number, the Italian one, so i select the Italian country code.

    Being in Ireland could cause some problem??

    :)
     
    marcellomerlin, Aug 12, 2019
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  2. twilyth Win User

    Blocking Cell Phone Numbers

    Here's one way to get around the problem. It's kludgy but it should work.

    Get a VOIP based phone service or a magic jack. For 24/7 access, you're better off with VOIP that uses an ethernet adapter, but that's up to the user.

    The important point is to find one that lets you create your own "black list" of callers. Usually they will have both black and white list options and these are usually a subcategory under the "do not disturb" or similar feature.

    The provider will usually let you create a second number for $5-10 per month. You'll use this for your cell phone number. If it is ever compromised, you can change it easily without affecting the base number.

    Forward the second number to your cell phone and give everyone that one as your "cell phone" number. There will be a delay of a few seconds as calls get routed, but who cares. It's not like any of us is on Obama's speed dial right?

    Now when you get assholes calling you, just add them to the black list.

    You can also block calls w/o caller id this way if your cell phone co. doesn't already do that for you.
     
    twilyth, Aug 12, 2019
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  3. BurstLung Win User
    My Phone Update Phone Number - Country Not Listed

    I am trying to update my My Phone account settings, but having clicked on the "update" link next to the picture of my phone I am unable to input my mobile phone number as my country (and therefore the country code) is not listed. Can this list be updated,
    or is there a way to enter a number that is not listed under the country options? My country code (for the Falkland Islands) is: 00 500
     
    BurstLung, Aug 12, 2019
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  4. Kari Win User

    that phone number doesn't look right. please check the country code and phone number

    Microsoft account and phone number linked


    Microsoft account password recovery requires two verification codes being sent using two different verification methods. Each Microsoft account has at least two verification methods, the phone number and additional email address which are asked and required when you set up a new Microsoft account with a new hotmail.com or outlook.com email or using a third party email.

    When the thief who got your phone tries to recover your password, all your verification methods / security info phone numbers and email addresses will be listed for him to select one. OK, the thief naturally selects your phone number, gets the code sent as a text message, and enters it.

    But, clicking Next after entering the code he needs to select another security info contact (phone / email) from the list to receive second verification code.

    Password recovery is not possible with just your phone, the system is clever enough to make it impossible by requiring two codes being sent to two different phones and / or emails.

    You can add as many phone numbers and email address as you wish as security info contacts at https://account.live.com/proofs/mana...&refp=security. I wholeheartedly recommend that you add at least another security email address; if you only have one phone number and one email added, those which were required when you set up the Microsoft account, and that thief got your phone, the recovery would be as impossible to you as it is to him, you both having access to just one of required two verification methods.
     
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