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I am traveling quite a bit and due to that, I'm being requested a confirmation code by Google, which requires the use of a mobile phone I am unfortunately unable to use due to differing cell networks where I am. Google is my OpenID provider, including for StackExchange, and I use Google's products directly. I actually use Google Voice for connectivity, so I am fully locked out.

Besides switching OpenID providers and not using Google's services (a step that is extremely inconvenient), is there a way to disable this behavior so I don't have to deal with the catch-22 lockouts?

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You know you can also use fixed codes (in batches of 10) instead of the SMSes, right? You can also disable the 2-step verification — not recommended. – Alex Aug 21 '13 at 5:46
@Alex I do not use 2-step verification by default, so it isn't enabled in the first place. I do a standard sign-in as I use a secure computer that I own. – hexafraction Aug 21 '13 at 5:48
Then maybe you should enable it and use the fixed codes instead of the SMSes when you are traveling. I don’t know what the confirmation code is in your case, but it seems as an ad-hoc 2-step verification—am I right? – Alex Aug 21 '13 at 5:52
@Alex Yes, it is a request for a verification from my mobile phone due to my login. However, 2-step would be difficult for regular logins as I'd be carrying around fixed codes for use near my regular location(where I also do not use the phone) and it would be difficult to interoperate with my mail client. – hexafraction Aug 21 '13 at 5:54
I doubt that you’ll be able to disable it, but that’s just a hunch that I can’t prove. – Alex Aug 21 '13 at 6:04

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