Starting in August you’ll need to have a cell phone with text messaging to access your online Social Security account. This is from an email they sent to me:
If you do not have a text-enabled cell phone or you do not wish to provide your cell phone number, you will not be able to access your my Social Security account.
Something about this rubs me wrong. Not everyone wants to have a cell phone. Not everyone can afford a cell phone. But everyone should be able to access their Social Security account.