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And another thing..!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 29, 2021 11:57AM
I placed an order with Wally, which I try hard not to do, but ::sigh:: a deal is a deal.

But in the order process, Wally demanded my mobile number and wouldn't let me order without it.

I tried to avoid it and thought I did, but then checked out with Apple Pay which did auto complete, quickly and easily, and the order went through.

Yay!

But now I'm thinking that may have screwed up big time.

Apple Pay may have put my cellphone number in the field, and if Wally has it, it could end up out in the wild.

Offers from them and their trusted affiliates.

IF that happens, I bet there's no way to fully combat it.

There may be infinite number to block.

The life of a boomer in a millennial world.






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Re: And another thing..!
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: November 29, 2021 12:05PM
I keep a Google Voice number for just such an emergency...
I will NOT give my cell number to companies I don't trust with it... and the number whom I DO trust is pretty small!



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Re: And another thing..!
Posted by: Gareth
Date: November 29, 2021 12:22PM
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Paul F.
I keep a Google Voice number for just such an emergency...

Ditto.


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RAMd®d
Apple Pay may have put my cellphone number in the field, and if Wally has it, it could end up out in the wild.

Yea, I'm not a fan of Apple Pay for online orders. My wife ordered some perishable items for Mother's Day and paid with ApplePay. Order never showed up at her mother's house. But we weirdly got a notice from the property manager that a package had arrived at her rental unit. Didn't know what it was, so I stopped by a week later when I was in the area to pick it up. Turned out it was the perishable food order. ApplePay had replaced all the billing and shipping info she had already entered when she selected ApplePay for payment. Still don't know why ApplePay had her old address on file (as in 2+ years). We salvaged what we could, but had to throw most of it out.
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Re: And another thing..!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 29, 2021 12:42PM
I will NOT give my cell number to companies I don't trust with it... and the number whom I DO trust is pretty small!


That's my modus.

I always turned down offers were my cellphone number is required.

Safeway had a great deal on Dr. Pepper 12-packs via their app.

No big deal, downloaded and anxious to order until I saw my mobile number was required.

Hard pass.

I just checked my Wally account info and apparently there's no number stored for me.


Now, about Google Voice...

I really distrust Google as much as others distrust Alexa (and maybe Google).

Does the number they supply pass for a cellphone number, since my home number (which I screen) does not?






I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: And another thing..!
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: November 29, 2021 01:43PM
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RAMd®d
Now, about Google Voice...

I really distrust Google as much as others distrust Alexa (and maybe Google).

Does the number they supply pass for a cellphone number, since my home number (which I screen) does not?

Certainly seems to... especially since you can receive texts to it. My only trouble is, remembering my Google Voice number! I have to pull out my phone and check the app every time!



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: And another thing..!
Posted by: kurtzie
Date: November 29, 2021 02:01PM
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Gareth
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Paul F.
I keep a Google Voice number for just such an emergency...

Ditto.


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RAMd®d
Apple Pay may have put my cellphone number in the field, and if Wally has it, it could end up out in the wild.

Yea, I'm not a fan of Apple Pay for online orders. My wife ordered some perishable items for Mother's Day and paid with ApplePay. Order never showed up at her mother's house. But we weirdly got a notice from the property manager that a package had arrived at her rental unit. Didn't know what it was, so I stopped by a week later when I was in the area to pick it up. Turned out it was the perishable food order. ApplePay had replaced all the billing and shipping info she had already entered when she selected ApplePay for payment. Still don't know why ApplePay had her old address on file (as in 2+ years). We salvaged what we could, but had to throw most of it out.

Yeah, Apple pay uses a separate entry for ship to address.
Tied to your Apple ID shipping address.
I learned this pre-Covid when I wanted an order shipped to my work.
Nope, only the shipping address associated with your Apple ID.
Hap to cancel the order and reorder using a regular CC.

Steve
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