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Questions tagged [sms]

Short Message Service (SMS), aka Text Messages, as an interface to an application (e.g., posting an update to facebook, searching google, etc)

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What is best way to display a partial mobile number

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How to ask a user to verify their identity through OTP in the same flow as verifying their mobile number?

I'm working on integrating an OTP (one-time password) through SMS before a user is allowed to change their personal details. It's a banking environment, so the verification must be done regardless of ...
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registering to an account by an sms link in a mobile

It is well known that when using email for registration, one puts a registration link inside the email. It is also known, that when using a phone number (SMS) for registration, one uses a registration ...
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Using only phone number and 2-step verification as login

Is requiring the user to login using phone number and 2-step verification bad design? I have only seen 2-step verification as an EXTRA layer of protection, not a requirement. The only thing similar is ...
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Flow for alternate (to SMS) security verification

For our 2FA (2nd Factor Authentication) process, we default to having an SMS sent to the user's phone. This is causing issues for users who can't receive SMS messages; eg, they're overseas. The ...
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Account verification codes: Which part of the telephone number do you show users?

We will be asking our users to generate an account verification code that will be texted to them in order for them to sign in (as an alternative to emailing a password reset link). How many digits of ...
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Verifying an account with SMS as opposed to email address

In order to be more secure we're looking into account verification. The two options are: Email address verification (Asking the user to click a link in an email sent to their account to verify the ...
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is replying to an sms a reliable way of authenticating a response

I have a web app which will relay messages from my desktop applications (which is a workflow application for my client). A typical message would be - 'you have booked your pc in for a service and we ...
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What is the best mobile number authorization strategy?

In recent years, mobile number has become an important factor for authentication and hence more and more enterprises employ methods to capture their users' mobile numbers using SMS. In a typical ...
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SMS: Confirm Opt Out

I am working on a SMS (text message) service. Customers will receive text alerts to important information. The message will inform the user they may reply "STOP" to opt out of future messages. This is,...
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using a password in registration when SMS is also an option

Upon registering as a user to an app, user will need to enter his phone number to recieve a SMS with a code, which he needs to enter, to continue with registration. On the next screen, the user is ...
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How to display SMS conversations effectively in website?

I have a web application for managing tuition which sends SMS time to time based on user actions. For example when a teacher cancel the class then SMS notification will be send to all the students in ...
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How can I ensure users understand how to answer SMS correctly?

I work on a CRM system for healthcare and there's a feature where we send an SMS to a patient reminding her of some scheduled consultation. The patient can then answer the SMS with either "yes" or "no"...
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Using SMS to register [closed]

How to make SMS registration easier?
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Teaching SMS sending procedure in mobile

We are working on an SMS based reporting project where the people with age 30-60 will be sending SMS reports. Apart from the complexity of the SMS structure, one of the major issues I have faced ...
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Are there numbers and letters to avoid for activation codes via SMS?

We are at a fairly early stage in our application development and have run into a usability issue related to typing an activation code sent via SMS into a browser URL. Here's the basic scenario: You ...
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How to make this 'Enable SMS' more intuitive

People seem to be missing this 'Enable SMS notifications' link at the top (which i can understand), I'm just looking for a suggestion as to how to make this more intuitive while still keeping the same ...
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Ways to avoid online contest voting fraud … is SMS account verification too much to ask?

Mitigating Cheating & Voter Fraud in Online Contests… We run online contests of various sorts that involve users voting on entries (usually one vote per user per day). The prizes range from ...