Using Twilio when SMS numbers are unavailable in your country

Due to legalities, costs, and demand, we’re unable to offer SMS numbers with SMS capabilities in every country. The article Twilio international phone number availability and their capabilities describes which countries where SMS capable numbers are and are not available in.

However, there are still a number of ways to use Twilio to make calls to your country:

Purchase a global SMS-enabled number in another country

Even if Twilio doesn’t have phone numbers in your country, you can send SMS using our international-enabled numbers.

Check out Twilio international phone number availability and their capabilities and look for a No under the Domestic SMS Only column. Such numbers are capable of delivering international messages and hence are able to deliver messages to your country.

If you want to double-check that a number in another country can message your country, go to our pricing page and type in your country. We’ll list the carriers we can send to if you scroll down a bit.

Check if your country supports alphanumeric sender ID

Alphanumeric Sender ID is a feature that allows you to send one-way SMS using your brand or business name. This feature is only available when sending messages to specific countries. You can see if your country supports alphanumeric sender ID by checking the article International support for Alphanumeric Sender ID. Note that some countries require pre-registered alpha sender IDs and they can only be used to send transactional messages.

Learn how to get started with alphanumeric sender ID.

Sign up to get notified when we expand to your country

If the workarounds above don’t work out for you,Hopefully the above option gives you a way to use Twilio while we continue to work to expand internationally we . We would also  we encourage you to put in a request for the numbers you want. Your feedback and requests are important to improve our international offerings. We’re always looking to add new types of numbers to our inventory.  

To request a new number, make a request within your Twilio project, fill out the form, and check Notify Me When Available when submitting your form. We'll be sure to keep you updated as we add new types of numbers to Twilio.

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