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Jesse_Dylan

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In Topic: PSN Weekly Deals - 8/23: Atlus/Sega PS4/PS3/Vita Sale! $7 Metrico+,...

26 August 2016 - 10:14 PM

If it's anything like Google's, they're single use, and you can generate new ones or revoke old ones.

They have some "device passwords" that do that as well (only works for PS3, PSP, Vita, I think)--these are one-time only passwords that can then be revoked.  But the backup codes are just that, backup codes.  But yeah, maybe once they're used, the screen displays new ones in their place.  Maybe I'll have to try it and see.


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26 August 2016 - 03:33 AM

You can ask a family member or friend to verify for you. It's just a cellphone.

I was annoyed that I had to put in two codes instead of the one.

I would have my phone with me, but it would not be able to receive texts.  If you meant put someone else's phone number in, that might work, but it might also require US phone numbers, and no one around me in a foreign country is going to have a US phone number.  And people back home in the US whom might be reachable over e-mail or something will be in a different time zone.

 

I will probably just turn it off when I travel.  I just wish they'd figure something out so it's less of a hassle in my case, or even in the case of the large amounts of kids (and small amounts of adults) who will have a PS4 and no phone.  I use two-step verification on all kinds of services, and this is the only one I use that relies on text via SMS.  I think it's a silly system that needs more options.  Steam uses their mobile app to verify.  Facebook (ick) uses Google Authenticator.


In Topic: PSN Weekly Deals - 8/23: Atlus/Sega PS4/PS3/Vita Sale! $7 Metrico+,...

26 August 2016 - 03:31 AM

Check your email from PlayStation. There's a way to set up 2-step without a cell phone.


Backup Codes
If you don't have access to your phone - such as when you're traveling - you can sign in with a backup code. Keep your Recovery Key in a secure place in your home, office, or other location. Click on the link below to get your backup codes.

I did that (I took a photo of my backup codes with my phone--the irony!).  But I have no idea what the Recovery Key is or where that is.  And it says each code can only be used once and seems to imply that's all the backup codes I will ever get.


In Topic: PSN Weekly Deals - 8/23: Atlus/Sega PS4/PS3/Vita Sale! $7 Metrico+,...

25 August 2016 - 11:01 PM

Why would you be on another continent buying psn stuff but not have access to your phone? Phones work on other continents. And the number of people who own a PS4 and don't have access to a phone is probably pretty miniscule.

Because when I go to another continent, I get a local SIM card for my phone rather than paying Verizon's lunatic prices to use their service outside of the US/NA.


In Topic: PSN Weekly Deals - 8/23: Atlus/Sega PS4/PS3/Vita Sale! $7 Metrico+,...

25 August 2016 - 10:27 PM

Okay, so I enabled two-step verification, but apparently the only way to use it is to get a text message on a phone.  What if I'm somewhere that I can't get a text message, such as another continent?  And what about people without phones period?  I'd feel a lot more comfortable if it just used Google Authenticator or something.