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Any way to forward SMS while visiting another country (where SIM won't work)?


Freelance Software Engineer, India + Remote
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Use Twilio and forward it to your email or even Telegram.

Freelance Software Engineer, India + Remote

I don't understand. How can Twilio access SMSes coming to my number +91858XXXXXX? I am looking at the docs but this seems too impossible.

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Oh, you get a new number from Twilio and use that instead of your own number.

Freelance Software Engineer, India + Remote

Right, that makes sense. But my main issue is with bank using my 9185... number for money related transactions. So OTPs will come to that number. I guess I should use a Twilio number for my bank accounts :D. Btw, do you know any way to divert/forward SMS on a real mobile number. I guess, if nothing works, my solution would be to leave the SIM in India with a relative and ask them for OTP.

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Only way to do it would be to ask your carrier. Leaving it at home sounds like the best idea.

Freelance Software Engineer, India + Remote

Will try that. Thanks bruh.

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I don’t know of any services that can forward your SMS messages, but I’m surprised your provider is unable to deliver them abroad. Could you switch to a different one that does support this?

With eSIM in the latest iPhones you’d be able to have a local SIM card while traveling as well. So you’d use that one for data, calling, etc and still receive OTP messages on your ‘home’ number.

Freelance Software Engineer, India + Remote

The provider does have International Roaming but it is quite costly and TBH I don't know how reliable it is. But I should try asking them. Also, eSIMs aren't available in India yet. :( Thanks for your input, Marc.