Why don't I get verification texts sent to my Grasshopper number?

If you're trying to get a verification text sent from a short code, then it won't come through. Short codes are the 5 or 6 digit numbers that send you verification codes from sites like mint.com or google, or amazon.com delivery notifications. These can only be sent to numbers provided by wireless carriers right now. Since Grasshopper isn't a wireless carrier, we're not able to support sending messages to or receiving messages from short codes.  This is also why you wouldn't be able to vote for your favorite American Idol using a Grasshopper number, since we can't send to short codes either right now.

We're working with our partners to push the industry forward so that there aren't any limitations on the texting services we can provide you. 

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