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Lookup: Carrier and Caller Name

Given a phone number, Twilio Lookup can identify the number's carrier and what type of phone it is (landline, mobile, or VoIP). In the U.S., Lookup can also retrieve the name of the person or business associated with a phone number (if available).

Lookup can show you even more information about a phone number using Twilio Add-ons. See the Add-ons guide to learn more.

Identify a phone number's carrier and type

To discover a phone number's carrier and what type of phone it is, pass an extra argument to your lookup requesting carrier information.

        
        
        

        The response will contain two additional fields:

        • Type specifies whether the phone is a landline, mobile, or voip phone
        • Carrier is the name of the phone's carrier, like Verizon Wireless. Note that carriers rebrand frequently

        Note: Type voip is only returned for eligible U.S. numbers. VoIP detection is not available outside of the U.S and only landline or mobile will be returned for non-U.S. phone numbers.

        If your phone number is invalid or incorrectly formatted, Twilio will return a 404 error.

        Get a name associated with a phone number

        Note: Caller name lookup is available for U.S. numbers only

        Lookup can also retrieve the name of the individual or business associated with a phone number. Simply pass a caller-name argument to your lookup request.

              
              
              

              If available, the response will include a name for the phone number and whether the name is for a business or consumer.

              Keep in mind that not all numbers will have names available.

              Want even more information about a phone number? See the Twilio Add-ons guide to learn more and check out the available Lookup add-ons in the console.

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