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    Rogers to block non-mobile SMS messages?


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    As I understand it this is the method that a lot of websites that use 2 Factor Authentication use to get their texts delivered to their related cellphones.

    If this is indeed legit....Rogers is about to throw a massive screwing into a lot of people.
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    Rogers disallows all SMSes being sent by short codes not on the txt.ca site.

    It's their policy to cut down on spam but not a customer friendly one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tracer99 View Post
    Fido was doing this before until public outcry
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    I wonder if this includes the SMS traffic that Rogers radio stations use with their listeners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracer99 View Post
    Spam, my butt. Knowing Rogers, they're trying to force people to use more data.

    Just think, no more alerts from your bank via text.
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    I could see lots of headaches for Rogers' support teams if it blocks 2FA and other (banking) SMS alerts. I understand spam filtering but this sounds bizarre...also quite rare that I get much spam on my Rogers line anymore

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    Holy crap this would be insane. No other carrier does this an in all honesty I don't receive much spam here on Virgin with a very familiar style number xxz yyyy. Only about 2-3 messages a year.

    SMS verification has become ubiquitous. Big step backward if they're thinking about it. There are better ways for them to protect from spam.

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    A Twitter search regarding this shows Rogers has no plans to do any such change...


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    You actually believe that?

    If your company has been using 2FA through SMS, you'll see that it's been happening since forever.

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    Once again the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing?

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