SMS notifications from your bank

So, you’re using your new NumberBarn local number as the phone number on file with your bank. You’re now waiting for the text message authorization from your bank to arrive to that number.

You wait. You make a pot of tea. You read part of that novel you’ve been meaning to catch up.

Ultimately, the text message authorization from your bank never arrives.

What gives?

NumberBarn’s numbers are classified as “wireline“. There is nothing NumberBarn can do to change this regulatory (FCC) classification.

Many businesses, financial institutions and social media platforms require verification of accounts through a users “wireless” number. They may not support sending notifications to a “wireline” number. You’ll want to check with that organization about their messaging to make sure that a number with NumberBarn can work for you.

We’re real people just like you. We want to be transparent about our service to make certain that it is going work for you. We’re here to support your number needs, not waste your time with a service that doesn’t work the way you need it to work.

If you plan to set up your number with NumberBarn to use with a notification service, check with that company first to verify they can send to landline/wireline numbers. 

Here is a short list of companies we have tested on our end that can or cannot send SMS to a NumberBarn number.

Yes, SMS is supported on NumberBarn numbers via these platforms:

  • Facebook*
  • Instagram
  • Amazon
  • GrubHub
  • PayPal
  • Bank of America**
  • Chase Bank
  • Whatsapp
  • Apple ID
  • Mailchimp
  • Google Duo
No, SMS is not supported on NumberBarn numbers via these platforms:
  • Twitter
  • Google
  • Craigslist
  • Venmo
  • US Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • Capital One
  • Airbnb
  • Apple Care
  • Ticketmaster
  • Schwab Bank
  • Lastpass
  • Intuit/TurboTax
  • Zelle

NOTE: Always check with the company first to verify as settings above can change at any time. NumberBarn is not held responsible for changes made by another company on their system.

*We’ve had reports of not receiving messages from Facebook and discovered there was an issue on Facebook’s end where messages at times are not delivered but there are no system errors to account for the failures. If this is happening to you, please contact Facebook Support for help.

**Bank of America may require a mobile number for certain types of alerts. Please check with their support to verify.

If you have any questions about our service and SMS, or want to test something out before signing up, let us know contacting our customer support.

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Jenny Dempsey

Jenny Dempsey is the Customer Experience Manager for NumberBarn