Republic a "virtual number"


Hi this is the second time this has happened with Republic. My standard Republic number is classified as “virtual” and I can not authenticate with say the IRS or a CC company. Any thoughts on this?



There was an earlier thread on IRS verification here:

There is further information on authenticating with payment systems available at:


Thanks didn’t search IRS


I will note the IRS only takes postpaid numbers from the major carriers and no MVNOs numbers or prepaid providers will work with them


I use my moto for access to the US Gov verified global travel system for text passcodes without doing anything unusual - worked fine first time and since.