But I have access to my account. There is no need to recover it.
The issue is to do absolutely anything with the authenticator I must...
1.) Approve a request on my Microsoft Authenticator App
2.) Use a verification code from my mobile app
3.) Text "------##"
These are the three options.
Now here is the problem
Option 1 shouldn't even be an option for this login attempt. I am trying to add my account to the Microsoft Authenticator App. How am I going to use said app to authenticate the login attempt. Being that the app is displaying the page asking for the authentication. It is a impassable obstacle.
Option 2 what mobile app? Every app on my phone is a mobile app. Could it be more vague. There are numerous Microsoft mobile apps. I have many on my phone. It what is this reference too.
Option 3 which is apparently be the failsafe for the nonsense in the other two options. The Microsoft service won't send a text to my phone for some reason. It just isn't going through. The number is correct because I can see it in my account settings. Though to change it...I must use the Microsoft Authenticator.
It is a horrible cycle of inescapable madness and Microsoft's "contact us" is nothing more than a search engine of the FAQs.