View Full Version : Yahoo Phone verification won't work with my phone number

17-05-2014, 04:15 PM
Went to check my Yahoo mail account online today, I haven't checked in a while but anyway

Entered username password, and it then came up with a phone verification thingie (same thing happens on my gmail account every few months), where you stick in your phone number and it txts you a code that you put into the box on screen etc

only problem is it keeps telling me to put in a valid phone number
lets pretend this is my number on Vodafone

There is a dropdown where you select

+64 New Zealand


I have tried


and about every variant I can think of

I am fairly sure it must start with


because if it doesn't the dropdown reverts to the US.

But freaking hell i'm getting pissy

18-05-2014, 09:56 AM
Sounds like you have done all the combinations. +64 is the norm for these type of things if it's coming from an overseas server,. Some local one just want 0211234567 format..

18-05-2014, 10:38 AM
just 64 isn't it, no + sign.

18-05-2014, 01:18 PM
General includes the + sign to indelicate an international number..

18-05-2014, 02:23 PM
Try putting in 06, 07, eg, whatever your area code is, in between the 64 and the 021 ?


Alex B
18-05-2014, 03:59 PM
Cellphones don't have area codes.

Has your number ever been ported to another provider? Which cell company are you with?

18-05-2014, 07:53 PM
nope my number has never been ported always been with vodafone, also have a 2 degrees sim in the phone (dual sim) and that number wont work either

I have tried with and without the + sign

18-05-2014, 08:07 PM
Ok solved

I feel rather dumb now

Went to the "I have a problem with my password" Which I didn't, and it sent a txt to my phone no worries, so all is now good

Until the next time