Twilio

Twilio is one of the best phone service providers in the world.

Create a Twillio Account

  • Head on over to https://www.twilio.com/try-twilio to sign up for your free trial account. Part of the signup process includes verifying your personal phone number: this is a security measure that is mandatory before you can try Twilio.

  • Once you finish signup, you should see your Console Dashboard. This is your home for finding your Twilio credentials, checking your usage, procuring a phone number and more.

  • Twillio will give you a small preloaded balance to test out Twilio’s functionality. You will not be charged for Twilio phone numbers or usage until you upgrade.

Follow this guide from Twilio on more details.

Get a twillio number

You will need a Twilio-enabled phone number (a phone number purchased through Twilio) to send and receive messages from .

If you’re not picky about your Twilio phone number, you can let them pick your first one, however they have a search function as well as numebrs from almost every country in the world, so you can localise your SMS if you want.

After signing up for your trial account, navigate to the Phone Numbers page in your console. You’ll see the phone number.