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Re: Phone number verification from out of the country

sekar_bala
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Sekar B Member Since: Aug 3, 2020
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Hi,

I'm a US resident but currently in India for next couple of more months. I am trying to setup my profile. It takes me to the phone number verification page. I have my US number there. But I am using Verizon's messages+ app for getting my messages while I am abroad. That app does not usually receive the verification code kind of messages. I have tried it and didn't get the code on that.

Is there a way to get a phone call to that number to get a code of get verifiedor any other way?


Thank you

g_vasilevski
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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
2 of 6

Hi Sekar,

 

Your profile address/location will need to reflect your current location. Once your country is updated, the country code for phone number will be updated as well and you will be able to add a number from the country you`re currently located in. Once you`re back in the US, you will be able to update your location.
Would you like our team to update your country so that you can proceed further? Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork
sekar_bala
Active Member
Sekar B Member Since: Aug 3, 2020
3 of 6

Hi Goran,

Thanks for the reply.

 

Let me get some more clarification.

I assume you are saying that I should enter the India address in the location page?

Then enter a local India number on the phone page so I get the code in that number?

 

Does that mean only people from India will be able to get my profile in the search results and not the ones near my US address?
I am on a tourist visa here. So I am not supposed to work here. So that will not work for me right?

 

I can always turn on my verizon line temporarily to get the verification code i nthe worst case.

 

Thanks

 

- Sekar

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
4 of 6

Sekar B wrote:

I can always turn on my verizon line temporarily to get the verification code i nthe worst case.


No, that doesn't work. As Goran pointed out, your profile location has to reflect your real current location. 

 


Sekar B wrote:

I am on a tourist visa here. So I am not supposed to work here.


Then you can't work from your current location and have to wait until you are back in the USA.

 

sekar_bala
Active Member
Sekar B Member Since: Aug 3, 2020
5 of 6

Thank you for the reply. Sorry, I'm new to upworlk..so trying to understand how it works.

 

So say I have my location set to India for now. Will my profile be searchable by clients in US? In otherwords, for people wanting to hire freelancers, they can only get freelancers from their location or anywhere in the world?

 

Thanks

 

- Sekar

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
6 of 6

Sekar B wrote:

So say I have my location set to India for now. Will my profile be searchable by clients in US? In otherwords, for people wanting to hire freelancers, they can only get freelancers from their location or anywhere in the world?


Clients who are searching worldwide can see your profile where-ever you are in the world.

 

Clients who are searching for freelancers only in a specific country find only freelancers in that country.

 

Fact remains that your profile location has to reflect where you are physically located. But as you said that you are not legally allowed to work in India, that is a moot point anyway, isn't it? It's quite obvious from your profile that you are not in the USA, and giving a false location could get you suspended and banned.

 

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