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  • By Ugendu Ositadinma
    Detect Cellphones and Verify Phone Numbers in Laravel PHP using Authy Detect Cellphones and Verify Phone Numbers in Laravel PHP using Authy.png

    Introduction

    There may be times in building your app that you will need to send an SMS to the phone number of a user. Wouldn't it be awesome if you could confirm that the number supplied is actually a cellphone? Or maybe you want to only send SMS to verified users. With Twilio's Authy API, these use cases are easy to implement. This tutorial is aimed at helping developers to build a phone number validator to verify users phone numbers in any PHP application and check if a number is a cellphone or landline before sending an SMS. 

    Technical Requirements

    For this tutorial, it is expected that you have basic knowledge of the following:

    • Composer
    • Are familiar with Laravel
    • Understand PHP 5+
    • Have a Twilio account

    NOTE: Don’t forget to craft a Laravel project for this purpose. Here’s a link to a guide on the installation process for installing …

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