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REST Quickstart

Overview

The Twilio REST API allows you to make outgoing calls and query meta-data about your account such as phone numbers, calls, and recordings. The goal of this quickstart is to build an application that makes an outgoing phone call and gets a list of previous calls using the Twilio REST API.

Accessing the REST API

To complete this tutorial, you should install Twilio's Python helper library. Please read our guide on installing the twilio-python library to load the library on your workstation.

Do I need a web server for this tutorial?

No! You only need a computer with an Internet connection.

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