How to Search for and Buy a Twilio Phone Number from Console

Twilio's Console site allows users to quickly search for and provision phone numbers on your project. From the Console search, you can filter phone nubmers based on location, phone number type, capabilities, and more - all with our easy to use GUI. Continue reading for step-by-step instructions.

Notice: You must upgrade your Twilio project to provision more than one phone number.

  1. Access the Buy a Number page in Console.
  2. Enter the criteria for the phone number you need, and then click Search.
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    • Country: Select the desired country from the drop-down menu.
    • Number or Location: Select the desired option to search by digits/phrases, or a specific City or Region.
    • Capabilities: Select your service needs for this number.
    • Advanced: Click this link to show options for the desired phone number type (local, mobile, toll-free), local address requirements, and to allow beta number results.
  3. Search results will be displayed with the phone number, location, type, capabilities, and price listed. Click Buy to purchase a phone number for your current project or sub-account.
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Notice Many countries require identity documentation for Phone Number compliance. Requests to provision phone numbers with these regulations will be required to select or add the required documentation after clicking Buy in Console. To see which countries and phone number types are affected by these requirements, please see our Phone Number Regulations site.

After your phone number has been successfully provisioned, your project will be charged for the full monthly price of the phone number. For more details, please see How much does a phone number cost.

Search and Purchase a Twilio Phone Number via the REST API

Twilio phone numbers can also be searched and purchased programmatically using REST API requests. For full details, please see Using the REST API to Search for and Buy Twilio Phone Numbers.

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