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Phone Numbers

Instantly provision virtual phone numbers to send or receive text messages and phone calls

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Gone are the days when application developers needed to negotiate painful agreements with each telco operator to obtain regionally-limited phone numbers at exorbitant rates
Instantly Provision
Phone numbers are now software assets that can be acquired instantly through the Nexmo platform. With these new assets, developers can now build communication tools with just a few lines of code.
Number Selection & Reach
The most comprehensive offering of phone numbers and shortcodes in the industry, enabling developers to reach their target markets reliably.
Cost effective
For less than one dollar, your application can programmatically acquire local phone numbers from across the globe with a simple API call.
Number Types
Nexmo offers a complete range of number types so you can enable any kind of communication quickly
Virtual phone numbers are needed to communicate effectively with your users. Provisioning virtual numbers that are in the same market as your users have a greater chance of being read and interacted with. With 85 countries currently supported, Nexmo offers the broadest reach of virtual numbers from across the globe.
Quality Testing
Prior to provisioning, Nexmo’s numbers are rigorously tested and screened to confirm the capabilities and functionality. In addition, our virtual phone numbers are quarantined and aged appropriately to remove the risk of cross talk from any previous users.
Free Inbound SMS
Nexmo’s virtual phone numbers come with unlimited free inbound messages, which will add significant savings to your deployments depending on the use case.
*Most countries and subject to fair usage
Achieve branded communication by using a toll free number to send and receive SMS and voice calls.
Toll free numbers are supported in the USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico and have no volume restrictions.
Simple Pricing
Per second billing for voice usage and a single per message price for both incoming and outgoing traffic.
Flexible
Enable your existing toll free number with SMS or port your number to the Nexmo platform to enable both voice and SMS. Nexmo also has an inventory of toll free numbers available for instant provisioning.
High Throughput
Toll free numbers support up to 50 messages per second.
SHARED
To accelerate your messaging campaigns, we offer shared short codes that have been pre-approved by our carrier partners, shortening the lengthy and complex carrier approval processes.
Pre-approved Message Templates
As part of this service we also provide pre-approved message templates to ensure compliance with carrier message rules. In addition, our campaign management API allows you to view and manage who has opted-in and who has opted-out of the program, allowing you to programmatically manage campaigns through the API.
DEDICATED
Required for branding or higher throughput campaigns in the USA or Canada, we help you through the process of applying and deploying dedicated short codes.
*These are patented Vonage features. View patent information.

Use Cases
Disrupt the landscape of communication using Nexmo
Our customers are building tools such as anonymous communication, interactive voice response systems, and smart conference bridges with just a few lines of code.
Call Tracking
Track call metadata for lead generation and marketing campaigns.
How it works
Passwordless Authentication
Replace static passwords with single use codes sent over SMS, voice or push.
How it works
Private SMS Communication
Connect your users via text message privately.
How it works
Simple IVR
Add a simple Interactive Voice Response (IVR) script to your existing applications.
How it works
Private Voice Communication
Connect users by phone without disclosing their phone numbers to improve privacy and avoid off-platform transactions.
How it works
Two-Factor Authentication
Verify users by reaching their mobile device with SMS or voice codes.
How it works
Pricing
Only pay for what you use, nothing more.
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    FAQ
    How can I search, provision, cancel, or update virtual numbers through the Nexmo Platform?
    You can purchase and manage numbers with the API or through the dashboard.
    What if I need to provision Nexmo phone numbers for only one or two markets?
    Go ahead! There are no minimum of markets required.
    In which countries do you have numbers?
    Here is a list of countries where virtual numbers are offered.
    Don’t see any availability for the country you’re interested in? No problem! contact sales and we’ll get right on it.
    Can I port my existing numbers to Nexmo?
    Yes, however this is only possible in the US or Canada and there is a minimum quantity of 50 numbers we port.
    There is no minimum requirement for Toll Free ports for SMS only enablement.
    How long does it take to get a shared short code?
    Typically 3-5 business days from the time we receive the application. You can apply for a shared short code in the dashboard.
    What is the process for obtaining a dedicated short code?
    There is a short application process. Please contact sales and we will walk you through the application.