Unable to Register for Verizon Prepaid account online

Have been trying for several days now to register for online access to my Verizon Prepaid Date Plan. I enter my phone number and get a message that a text message will be sent to my phone number, but none shows up. Will the Jetpack even send out text messages? Trying to register online for autopay to save $5 bucks on the bill. At this point I'm tempted to give up on the discount except for the principle of the matter.