Short Code SMS receipt support
Banks and financial institutions use short code SMS to send authorization codes to complete online/mobile transactions. While my US mobile phone supports this, when I am travelling outside the US my US mobile does not always work, while my skype number does (whenever I have data or wifi of course).
Skype now supports SMS but still doesn't receive short code SMS.
This would be a wonderful feature (even if charged per message) to enable/disable per user.
Leo Paiva commented
I bought an US Skype Number to receive short codes from US Bank but unfortunatelly I couldn't receive. I really need this because I live in Brazil and I need access to my bank account using short codes.
I really, really need this too.
Same. As someone who lives abroad, this is ESSENTIAL, yet Banks and Skype fail us.
What is Skype short code used for
This is the number one Skype issue for me.
Yes, ability to receive sms from short code number (banks) is one of the reasons I purchased Skype number. Now that this is not supported, I might as well go back to free Google Voice.
Umer Ali Khan commented
I am mostly living outside the US that's why I bought a Skype number intending to use it for this exact purpose. Skype Number still doesn't receive short code. Too much disappointed.
Thanks for putting it out there Jeff! I too am eagerly looking forward to this feature in Skype.
As an expat living outside the US, I bought a Skype number intending to use it for this exact purpose. Sadly, nowhere did it say short SMS was not supported.
Definitely something that upsets me and has me searching for an alternative.
Nowadays, it's one of the main features these kind of services should be offering.
Yes, PLEASE include this critical feature in Skype Number. I bought my Skype Number mainly to receive short codes from the banks but not knowing it is not supported!
Yes, please. Me too.
Kelvin Lai commented
yes Skype should support receiving shortcodes from banks, and why not.
I also need to receive bank verification text messages to my US skype number, why skype can not receive messages from short code numbers???
The fact that I cannot receive short codes via my Skype Number is highly inconvenient and is seriously making me reconsider whether I want to keep my subscription to the service or not.
It was also frustrating to discover this after the fact since it's not made clear anywhere on the Skype website that SMS only works for 10-digit numbers.
Agreed, this is absolutely necessary!
Skype advertisements say it is good for use with US banks....yet it does not receive codes from US banks. Please add this feature back in ASAP! Especially important for business travelers. Please hurry.
Please bring this feature back ASAP. I was able to receive SMS from short numbers in April 2019. But Skype took away the feature since May. It is extremely critical for frequent travelers to have this functionality. Thanks!
Most people have no idea what they are not receiving this type of SMS. Please add this feature.
This is critical for people that travel often. PLEASE make short code SMS possible!
My only reason to keep Skype number was to receive the authorization codes from the bank when they were sent.
I am receiving normal SMS all right, but not from the bank.
I hope Skype can include this feature in the next update.