New Zealand Porting

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In New Zealand we offer porting for the following number types:

  • Geographic (local) (+643, +644, +646, +647, +649)
  • Non-geographic (national) (+64508 or +64800)

Please note that most of International Phone Numbers have VOICE capability only. Only Mobile numbers have VOICE and SMS. Below are instructions for porting New Zealand phone numbers into Twilio. You can find porting summary and timelines here.

New Zealand Porting Requirements

General requirements

    • The full list of numbers that you wish to port in E164 format, eg: (+[64][XXXX][XXXXX]).
    • Letter of Authorization (LOA) signed by the authorized user and/or owner of the number(s). Note that the information on your LOA must match the authorized user name and service address provided by your current carrier. You can find the LOA required for New Zealand numbers below. 
    • A scanned or electronic copy of the most recent phone bill (within the last 30 days) that includes the account number and authorized user’s name for all the numbers you’d like to port. 
    • Your Twilio Account SID (Your unique ID starting with “AC” that you can find on the main dashboard in Twilio Console).
    • Add your local service address here. Then, please share the associated link(s) that start with "AD" for us to connect your phone number(s) to the correct address.

Additional Requirements for Geographic Numbers

Additionally, before submitting a port request there are some documents required by the compliance regulations. You can see the full list here

  • To upload your documents please select “Phone Numbers” > “Regulatory Compliance“ > “Bundles” in your console menu or just follow the link here.
  • Choose country, phone number type and follow the instructions. Processing of the documents may take up to several business days. As soon as you get a notification that your documents have been accepted, email us back to resume your porting request.
  • Please share the associated links that start with "BU" and "AD" for us to connect your phone number(s) to the correct address.

New Zealand Porting Process 

  1. Submit your Porting request, with all requirements in place, to porting@twilio.com.
  2. The number gets approved by Twilio. If everything in Step 1 was done correctly, you can expect Twilio to approve your port request in 24 hours. 
  3. The number is Submitted to Twilio Carrier Partner. This can take up to 24 hours. Your request is then submitted to your soon-to-be former carrier as a port request. During this time, do not close your account with your carrier and keep your numbers active.
  4. Twilio Carrier Partner reaches out to the Losing Carrier. This can take one week to complete.
  5. Response from the carrier. At this point, your request will either be approved or rejected:
    • Approved: If approved, then you will receive a porting date of when your number will be ported to Twilio.
    • Rejected: Rejections can occur for a variety of reasons, such as an incorrect PIN for an account, an address or zip code that doesn’t match the current carrier’s record or a port request made by an unauthorized user on the account. Read more about common reasons for port request rejections hereAdditionally, you will likely need to reach out to your losing carrier to find out what’s needed to move forward. Depending on the needs of the carrier, this will add an undetermined amount of time to your porting request.
  6. Twilio reaches out to you with your porting date. Twilio will send you an email of your porting date for when your number will be transferred to Twilio. Once your porting date has passed and you’ve verified the number has transferred to your Twilio project, you can begin using your number. Please configure your voice and SMS URLs at this time.
  7. Configure Voice and SMS URLs. It is critical to set up the URL in advance of the port date so that everything is ready for when traffic ports over to Twilio. You can configure the numbers from your Twilio account portal.

We charge a one-time port-in fee for New Zealand, for more details please reach out to porting@twilio.com.

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