Venmo sign up issue with phone number


Trying to set up Venmo, getting this message.
Can you help me out…

If you’re having trouble verifying your phone number at any point in time, please reach out to your phone carrier (ATT, Verizon, Sprint, etc.) to ensure that you have messaging from short codes enabled.


Venmo does not accept Republic numbers since they are VOIP.
There is already a lengthy discussion here:


I have the Moto G plus. We have the data plan, I believe. Yes, my husband did and the same message came up.


That was a link to the existing topic thread. The forum system shows a preview of the first post, but you need to click the Blue title text " Republic Wireless and Venmo" to go to that thread and see all the other posts. There are many.

TLDR: Venmo will not work an will not accept your Republic number. That is their (Venmo’s) policy. And I am afraid that there is nothing that can be done about that, other than complain to Venmo and ask them to accept RW numbers.


Thanks so much! I will definitely make my complaint to Venmo!!

Enjoy your day!!

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