I have a Twitter account which has been frozen due to “suspicious activity” and in order to get back into my account Twitter want’s me to input a code which they will send me via text message. The phone number that’s linked to my Twitter account is my Republic Wireless number and I’ve actually had this happen to me before, but it appears that Twitter will no longer send text messages to Republic Wireless phone numbers (although they will send to Google Voice phone numbers). There is no way to contact anyone at Twitter on the phone to solve the issue (I have tried). It’s also not possible to solve the issue via email with Twitter because I either don’t have an email address associated with my Twitter account, or I used one which I’ve forgotten and no longer have access.
I don’t want to lose my twitter account, so what I think I need to do is to port my Republic Wireless number to another carrier in order to receive the code and restore my Twitter account, and then port the number back to Republic Wireless. However, I assume that my service line with Republic Wireless would be terminated when I port out and that I would start with a new service line when I port back in, and I don’t want to lose this specific service line with my Republic Wireless account. The service line in question is currently on a Moto G6, and I also have an inactive RW 1st Gen Moto X.
Because I don’t want to lose my specific service line with Republic Wireless, I have come up with a plan to restore my Twitter account that’s a bit more complicated than simply porting out & back in, and so I’m going to post it here for comments. I’m hoping that the Republic Wireless experts can let me know if it will work, or if there is a better way to accomplish my goals.
(1) Activate my Moto X on a new service line with Republic Wireless.
(2) Submit a Ticket to ask Republic Wireless to switch the phone numbers between my Moto X and my Moto G6. I am hoping that they would only switch the phone numbers without switching the service lines but I don’t know if maybe they would switch the service lines, so this is the part where I really need the advice of the Republic Wireless experts to know if my plan will work or not.
(3) Port the phone number from my Moto X from Republic Wireless to Ting.
(4) Do what I have to do with my phone number on Ting to restore my Twitter account.
(5) During steps (3) and (4) I will have my Moto G6 on Republic Wireless (hopefully on my original service line) with a temporary phone number that Republic Wireless will have assigned to me when I activated the Moto X in step (1), so my next step will be to port my original number from Ting back to my Moto G6 on Republic Wireless to replace that temporary phone number.
(6) Assuming that steps (1) through (5) work as planned, my final step would be to update the phone number on my Twitter account to my Google Voice number so that I won’t have to go through this again in the future.
Thanks in advance for any helpful advice.