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Buy a Phone Number

Buys a phone number and adds it to your account. If the number is for a country that requires address and identity verification, you must provide verification documents before we can activate the phone number.

API Endpoint

POST https://api.plivo.com/v1/Account/{auth_id}/PhoneNumber/{number}/

Arguments

app_id string

The application to be assigned to the phone number. If not specified, the application selected as the default_number_app of the account is assigned. For more information, refer to the default_number_app argument under Application and app_id attribute in the Application object.

Response

HTTP Status Code: 201

{
    "api_id": "aa52882c-1c88-11e4-bd8a-12313f016a39",
    "message": "created",
    "numbers": [
        {
            "number": "14154009186",
            "status": "Success"
        }
    ],
    "status": "fulfilled"
}

If the number is for a country with verification requirements, Plivo sends an email message to the registered email address for the account that describes the requirements, and returns this response.

{
    "api_id": "aa52882c-1c88-11e4-bd8a-12313f016a39",
    "message": "created",
    "numbers": [
        {
            "number": "4969365065273",
            "status": "pending"
        }
    ],
    "status": "fulfilled"
}

Example Request

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import plivo

client = plivo.RestClient('<auth_id>','<auth_token>')
response = client.numbers.buy(number='441273257545')
print(response)
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#
# Example for PhoneNumber Create
#
require 'rubygems'
require 'plivo'

include Plivo
include Plivo::Exceptions

api = RestClient.new("<auth_id>","<auth_token>")

begin
  response = api.phone_numbers.buy(
    '441273257545',
    'app id to link with'
  )
  puts response
rescue PlivoRESTError => e
  puts 'Exception: ' + e.message
end
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// Example for PhoneNumber create

var plivo = require('plivo');

(function main() {
    'use strict';
    
   // If auth id and auth token are not specified, Plivo will fetch them from the environment variables.
    var client = new plivo.Client("<auth_id>","<auth_token>");
    client.numbers.buy(
        "441273257545", // number
    ).then(function (response) {
        console.log(response);
    }, function (err) {
        console.error(err);
    });
})();
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<?php
/**
 * Example for PhoneNumber create
 */
require 'vendor/autoload.php';
use Plivo\RestClient;
use Plivo\Exceptions\PlivoRestException;
$client = new RestClient("<auth_id>","<auth_token>");

try {
    $response = $client->phonenumbers->buy(
        '441273257545'
    );
    print_r($response);
}
catch (PlivoRestException $ex) {
    print_r($ex);
}
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package com.plivo.api.samples.phonenumber;

import java.io.IOException;
import com.plivo.api.Plivo;
import com.plivo.api.exceptions.PlivoRestException;
import com.plivo.api.models.number.PhoneNumber;
import com.plivo.api.models.number.PhoneNumberCreateResponse;

/**
* Example for PhoneNumber create
*/
class PhoneNumberCreate {
    public static void main(String [] args) {
        Plivo.init("<auth_id>","<auth_token>");
        try {
            PhoneNumberCreateResponse response = PhoneNumber.creator("441273257545")
                .create();

            System.out.println(response);
        } catch (PlivoRestException | IOException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
    }
}
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/**
 * Example for PhoneNumber Create
 */
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using Plivo;
using Plivo.Exception;

namespace PlivoExamples
{
    internal class Program
    {
        public static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            var api = new PlivoApi("<auth_id>","<auth_token>");
            try
            {
                var response = api.PhoneNumber.Buy(
                    number:"441273257545"
                );
                Console.WriteLine(response);
            }
            catch (PlivoRestException e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Exception: " + e.Message);
            }
        }
    }
}
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curl -X POST -i --user AUTH_ID:AUTH_TOKEN 
    -H "Content-Type: application/json"  
    https://api.plivo.com/v1/Account/{auth_id}/PhoneNumber/444444444444/
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// Example for PhoneNumber create
package main

import (
	"fmt"

	"github.com/plivo/plivo-go/v7"
)

func main() {
	client, err := plivo.NewClient("<auth_id>", "<auth_token>", &plivo.ClientOptions{})
	if err != nil {
		fmt.Print("Error", err.Error())
		return
	}
	response, err := client.PhoneNumbers.Create(
		"123",
		plivo.PhoneNumberCreateParams{},
	)
	if err != nil {
		fmt.Print("Error", err.Error())
		return
	}
	fmt.Printf("Response: %#v\n", response)
}