Twilio Expands Messaging in Europe Plus New Numbers From Hawaii to Alaska

Today kicks off the inaugural TwilioCon Europe in London, and no better way to start than with exciting news for our European community. Today we announced expanded mobile and local numbers in seven European countries, and short codes live now in the UK, all with the same unicode and multi-language text-to-speech support you already have with global Twilio numbers.

That’s not all, we also announced text messaging and voice-enabled numbers in Hawaii and Alaska, plus more coverage in Canada. These updates now live your account portal.

We continue our commitment to expanding our reach so you can continue grow your business, and connect with customers anywhere in the world.

More Messaging-Enabled Phone Numbers in Europe

Starting today, International-enabled SMS on mobile and local numbers is available in private beta for seven European countries: UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, Belgium and Spain. This means you can now send and receive SMS on these numbers to anywhere in the world, and with local mobile numbers give your users a much better messaging experience. Pricing is just $0.0075 per inbound message. To learn more about availability, pricing, and to sign up for this numbers beta visit here.

In addition, we’ve added landline numbers in Spain and more numbers to our landline inventory in the UK to cover 90% of prefixes so you can choose numbers that are local to your users.

See below for a full list of our new messaging-enabled numbers in Europe:

  • UK landline and mobile
  • Belgium
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Poland
  • Spain landline

Note, international voice-enabled numbers are also available for these countries. Find more details in your account portal.

UK Short Codes Now Live

Now developers and businesses can reach more people in the UK faster with mobile marketing campaigns to customer alerts and notifications. Use the same Twilio Messaging API to build and implement your short code, and get your message out there. Learn more about Twilio Short Codes and how they can help your business here.

From Hawaii to Alaska, with Love From Canada

When we say we’re helping your businesses grow globally, we are not kidding. Alongside these announcements around Europe, we’re excited to have numbers to two new US states and expand our Canadian coverage.

Today live in your account portals you can purchase voice and messaging-enabled numbers in Hawaii and Alaska, plus we’ve increased inventory across Canada so you have access to more local numbers.

Greater Impact for Your Business

As our global and number capabilities broaden, so does the impact of your businesses. Our goal is to provide a with a platform that empowers developers anywhere in the world to build the future of communications, and today is another step forward for our customers in Europe.

Stay tuned to the blog and @twilio on Twitter to hear more today from the DOers at TwilioCon Europe.