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I've not been able to receive authentication codes (via SMS) from sites like skype/facebook etc on my Nexus 5 for some reason. They have my "real" Sprint number (not the google voice number), and I don't have google voice integration (I only use google voice for voicemail).

I've sent an inquiry to Sprint, but thought I'd check here to see if anyone else has noticed this issue, and hopefully, get a workaround

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Call Sprint customer service and tell them you want to enable sms "short codes" I believe is what its called by default Sprint has these disabled I had the same isue a few years ago. A quick phone call they will enable it on your account and should be good to go from there
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Hi,
I've not been able to receive authentication codes (via SMS) from sites like skype/facebook etc on my Nexus 5 for some reason. They have my "real" Sprint number (not the google voice number), and I don't have google voice integration (I only use google voice for voicemail).

I've sent an inquiry to Sprint, but thought I'd check here to see if anyone else has noticed this issue, and hopefully, get a workaround

Thanks!
I am not sure about US but however, when I do seem to have such issues, I take my SIM out from my phone and then insert the sim in a basic phone like Nokia 1112 or any other basic set (SIMFREE). Then I just ask for Code on whatsapp/skype/viber etc using WIFI.

Either you get the code on your basic phone or you ask for a call to listen the code to authenticate it

I hope this helps and works for you too
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Call Sprint customer service and tell them you want to enable sms "short codes" I believe is what its called by default Sprint has these disabled I had the same isue a few years ago. A quick phone call they will enable it on your account and should be good to go from there
Thanks @hshshawn - glad it is not a device specific issue (though it doesn't explain why my previous phone - S4 - was able to receive these). I'll ask Sprint to verify this. Maybe they disabled it when I switched over to the Nexus
 
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I am not sure about US but however, when I do seem to have such issues, I take my SIM out from my phone and then insert the sim in a basic phone like Nokia 1112 or any other basic set (SIMFREE). Then I just ask for Code on whatsapp/skype/viber etc.

Either you get the code on your phone which you insert in your simless Nexus 5 in order to authenticate or you ask for a call.

I hope this helps and works for you too
Thanks. In this case, I ended up requesting the code by Email, so that worked. But I'll try to call my carrier to confirm that they haven't blocked short codes.
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Hi,
I've not been able to receive authentication codes (via SMS) from sites like skype/facebook etc on my Nexus 5 for some reason. They have my "real" Sprint number (not the google voice number), and I don't have google voice integration (I only use google voice for voicemail).

I've sent an inquiry to Sprint, but thought I'd check here to see if anyone else has noticed this issue, and hopefully, get a workaround

Thanks!
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Thanks. In this case, I ended up requesting the code by Email, so that worked. But I'll try to call my carrier to confirm that they haven't blocked short codes.
I appreciate your response
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