Does prepaid allow me to receive texts from USA ?

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I ask because I cannot seem to set up my number on and I was wondering if this was the reason. I've had no problems with any other phone authentication
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While in Canada, you are as good as gold receiving regular texts. Captain Kirk can text you from wherever and you will receive. (BTW, he says hello!)

Amazon, UPS, USPS, Fedex and other automated systems can be more than just a little bitchy with Canadian numbers.

Amazon does not even really conform 100% to Google Play Store requirements, preferring to run their own Amazon App store.

I am reading between the lines and assume you are signing up for Amazon notifications. These will only work with a US-based number. My US 928 number is fine, but Cdn 514 does not work.