Because wifi calling works much better now because you can
do that anywhere you can find a wifi service when you discover
there is no mobile coverage where you happen to be even if
that is just some place you will never go to again.
There is one big downside of 'WiFi calling', it only works on *some*
phones with *some* mobile providers. It would cost me quite a lot of
money (especially compared with the amount I currently spend on my
mobile) to get a phone that can do WiFi calling and change provider.
Wouldn’t cost me anything at all. The iphones all do it and the
provider does it and it’s the cheapest provider I could find,
$10 per month for unlimited calls and sms and mms to any
landline and mobile in the country and 1GB of data. Doesn’t
cost much more for more data if you need that.
On Wed, 31 Jul 2019 11:36:55 +0100, Chris Green wrote:
Yep, why do people pay through the nose for service from the network
operators and quite likely to be be tied into a 12 or 24 month
contract, with a price that isn't fixed for the duration of the
they are using a OTP based on time and some secret that they do need to
download when setting it up.
The HSBC has been doing it for a few years now but with a dongle to
generate the codes, that is being discontinued in favour of the online app.
I had a similar notification a few days ago, with various links
offering help, support etc which just seemed to take me into a forest
of options, none of which seemed relevant to my query, which was:
'As I don't do Internet banking, only have a current account, my
mobile phone is twenty years old and hardly ever used, and although I
buy things in shops and over the Internet via my PC, I either pay by
debit card or by Paypal. Is any of this relevant to me?'.
I see they offer me three options: Download the Barclays App; Text
message to my mobile or use a PINsentry card reader.
Perhaps others a bit more clued up on these things could answer my
question. Is any of this relevant to me?
You might need one of them to setup new people to pay from your account,
you do for HSBC.
There is something about needing a verification for some thing bought on
cards to help prevent fraud. I don't know what level of transaction they
require it at.
If you use a debit card online, presumably it will be relevant to you,
because you'll need to use 2FA when they introduce it.
I have no mobile reception at my home. As yet I don't know how this is
going to work, except for Tesco, which has allowed me to set up a
separate authentication password for online purchases. Rather like the
old Verified by Visa system.
The card reader solution would suit me best - I already use one for
business banking - but my bank(s) haven't mentioned it as a possibility
for personal banking.
If you have no mobile phone reception at all but you have an internet connection, you can buy a femtocell/picocell.
This plugs into your broadband router and is effectively a mobile phone mast. Then you now have a mobile phone signal on your phone in your house.
All the big four mobile providers offer femtocells or picocells.
Google for suresignal to get you started!
That would then permit you to set up 2FA on your bank account and mobile phone.
Suresignal is the Vodaphone one. I've had one for many years. Our house is
built with very hard bricks so mobile phone signals don't easily come.
indoors. Leaning out of an upstairs window does get a signal
from KT24 in Surrey, England
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