Anyone using a TalkMobile SIM for Wireless Broadband?

I'm planning on switching from NOW cable to a 4G/5G SIM router.

Have tested several SIMs, of which the TalkMobile one is the fastest (and significantly faster than my current cable).

Problem is, to gain access to your TalkMobile account requires a one-time passcode getting sent to the mobile number of the SIM - which is obviously not possible if the SIM is in your broadband router.

Have contacted TM customer services about this and apparently there is no other method they allow for logging on, and the passcode can only be sent to the router SIM number, not to my actual mobile phone.

This seems monumentally stupid - just wondering if anyone's using a TalkMobile SIM in their broadband router, and if so, how do they access their TM account?


  • 400ixl
    400ixl Posts: 2,640
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    Many 4G routers allow you to see text messages sent to the sim card through the router GUI.

    Alternatively, TalkMobile use Vodafone's network I believe so you could try other providers who use Vodafone.
  • gordon_k
    gordon_k Posts: 45
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    edited 22 November 2023 at 11:20AM
    Thanks for that.
    Have found the SMS section on the router's home page. Problem solved.
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