Requiring the mandatory entry of a mobile number to which to send a "confirmation code" for opening a new mail is absurd
Hello. I have been using Yahoo mail for many years. Today I decided to open a new one related to my new brand. It turned out that when creating a new email, the site requires you to enter a mobile number to which you can send a "confirmation code".
In this case, I don't have a mobile phone. Years ago, your site provided a second option for those who don't have a mobile - to have a "verification code" sent to a valid email. Now she's gone. Thanks to this, you make it impossible for your users to be part of your world. You do understand that no one on this earth is not required to have a cell phone?! In such a way, you and your site are the biggest losers.
PS: In today's competitive world, isn't it time to be flexible and more adequate?
Trisha Cate commented
Absolutely messed up! Had my account for over 16 years, been logging into it on the same computer almost daily, and literally the same day I got a new phone number my account suddenly asked for a secondary verification. Now, I was entering in the correct email, correct password, using a known (over 10 years) device. It just wanted a secondary verification, which I could not do because I no longer had access to my old phone number. Contacted "customer support" had to send them my ID to verify I was me. No issues there... They COULD fix the problem, but ONLY if I paid for the $12.99 monthly Premium Customer Support Access. ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?! After a 30 min phone call, I am done with Yahoo, should have ditched it years ago. (That was my first problem) All because of a technicality and a new monthly subscription they are basically forcing me into if I want to regain access to my account. I can't even, I am still dumbfounded. You would think that an active email of 16+ years would mean something, most definitely not. Will never use Yahoo for anything again. I only made this account so I could comment on this stuff.