Using Twilio when phone numbers are unavailable in your country

Due to legalities, costs, demand we’re not able to offer phone numbers in every country. Check out this list of which countries we do and don’t stock numbers in. If you don’t see your country on the list, we suggest looking into the following options:

Purchase a number in another country

Even if Twilio doesn’t have phone numbers in your country, you can still use another number in a different country to reach you and your customers.

If you wanted to use Twilio to make calls, head to our list of voice-enabled numbers to see if there’s another country where you’d want to purchase a number to make international calls from.

If you wanted to use Twilio to send SMS, head to our list of SMS-enabled numbers and look for a “Yes” under the “Global SMS Enabled” column. That means we’ll most likely be able to send SMS to your country.

To double-check that you’ll be able to make calls and send SMS to your country from these international numbers, make sure your country is searchable for in our SMS or Voice pricing pages.

If you want to send SMS, 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 here. Note that some countries require pre-registered alpha sender IDs and they can only be used to send transactional messages.

Learn more about how to get started with alphanumeric sender ID.

If you want to make calls, use a verified caller ID

This is a good solution if you are hoping to make outbound calls from Twilio to your clients. You can verify a number that you own with Twilio, which you will use as the “From” number when you make programmable outbound calls from our platform. Any calls made back to your number would then be handled by your regular carrier.

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.

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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