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Playing the dumb girl card here: Assume I didn't know that.
There will be a dialog box that offers confirmation via email or texting and you are further given dialog boxes to enter required phone or email information.
 

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And isn't an obvious answer that everyone has a smartphone in their pocket? :unsure:
Why do you think that everyone has a smartphone? I know a lot of people that doesn't have a smartphone. My wife being one of them.
 

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Why do you think that everyone has a smartphone? I know a lot of people that doesn't have a smartphone. My wife being one of them.
Yes, but I'm quite sure she can get texts. I believe that's the point of the "smartphone" comment... texts ;-)
 

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MS already knows too much, don't want them to have my phone number too, they might sell me extended warranty or something. :mad:
You could be missing out. MS might want to offer you solar panels with an extended warranty if you let them buy your house in any condition. ;-)
 

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Yes, but I'm quite sure she can get texts. I believe that's the point of the "smartphone" comment... texts ;-)
No, she doesn't do text . Her flip phone is just that, A flip phone.

Edit: She also doesn't have an email address. I know a lot of others just like her. Yes, she does have a laptop but except for a few MS games she doesn't really need internet access.
 

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No, she doesn't do text . Her flip phone is just that, A flip phone.
Does your wife need to call Microsoft to reset her pin?

Anyway, someone always has the extreme example. For everyone else who has some type of phone they can at least get texts.
 

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Does your wife need to call Microsoft to reset her pin?

Anyway, someone always has the extreme example. For everyone else who has some type of phone they can at least get texts.
The point is that not everyone has an alternative source to get the codes from MS. In my wife case any info sent to her goes to my email or cell phone. And surprise, surprise, I refuse to set up my smartphone to receive any emails. That's why I have a computer.
 

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The point is that not everyone has an alternative source to get the codes from MS. In my wife case any info sent to her goes to my email or cell phone.
Or the point could also be those with phones have the opportunity to receive texts, not solely rely on email. No one on the planet can account for every what if in the universe. All they can rely on is normality - Here the vast majority of people with phones can receive texts ;-)

And surprise surprise... you proved my point...
And surprise, surprise, I refuse to set up my smartphone to receive any emails. That's why I have a computer.
You have the capability to receive texts. Whether you chose to use the service or not is irrelevant. You have the capability ;-)

Peace :cool:
 

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