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How do I add my mobile number to my PayPal account?

By adding your mobile number to your PayPal account, you'll be able to use text messaging to get your balance and send or request money, and if someone sends you money to your mobile number, it goes directly to your PayPal account. Please note: These instructions are for personal/premier account holders only. Please log in if you have a business account to see the correct instructions.

  1. Click the profile cog/gear symbol near the top of the page.
  2. Click the plus sign (+) beside "Phone". A new screen will appear, allowing you to add a new phone number.
  3. Select the phone type and enter the phone number.
  4. Check the box beside "Make this my primary phone" if this is your primary phone number.
  5. Click Add Number.

When you add a mobile phone number, we’ll send you a text message with a confirmation code. Stay logged in and don’t exit from the window:
  1. Click the profile cog/gear symbol near the top of the page.
  2. Under the “Phone” section, click Confirm next to the phone number you want to confirm.
  3. Stay logged in and don’t exit from the window. We’ll send you a text message with a confirmation code.
  4. Enter the confirmation code into the entry space provided on the screen to confirm your mobile.
  5. Click Validate.
If the confirmation of your mobile is successful, we will send you another text message to confirm that your mobile is now linked to your account. You now can check balances, send money, request money and cancel last payment via SMS messaging.

TAKE ACTION: Click here to add and confirm your mobile phone.