Introducing Twilio Applications: An Easier Way to Manage Phone Numbers

Today we’re excited to announce a new feature for Twilio developers: the ability to create and assign a Twilio Application to a phone number instead of a URL. When you log into Twilio.com you’ll see a new tab in your account dashboard called “Apps” where you can create and manage your applications. Applications make it easy to change voice and SMS URLs and other settings across… Read More

Can I Port a Phone Number From Google Voice to Twilio?

Yes! At Twilio, we believe in phone number portability, and you can port most mobile and landline phone numbers into Twilio, and port any number out of Twilio to another provider if you need to.  We support porting for both U.S. local and toll free numbers, and we look forward to support international in the future. Most importantly, it’s free to port as many numbers as… Read More

Things You Can Do in 3 Hours

As we often do, we sat down this morning and started making a list.  Today’s list was: Things You Can Do in 3 Hours Roast a 16 lb. turkey Watch most of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Build a post-by-phone feature for a hot tumblelogging service (Tumblr did the third) That’s right, Tumblr’s developers got wind of Twilio last week, and within a… Read More

Protecting you from Nasty Numbers

A customer wrote today with a great question: Q: “Does twilio protect me from placing calls to nasty phone numbers that may be entered by an end-user, such as 911?” A: Yes! We do indeed protect you from abusive uses, so you can feel free to pass-through to use whatever phone number a user enters. Here’s a list of restricted phone numbers that will be returned… Read More