Can I send and receive SMS messages using a ported number?

You can send and receive SMS messages using a number that you port to Twilio. This applies to both landline and toll-free numbers. This process typically takes an extra 48 hours after the number ports during which time you will not receive messages on that number. If you experience any issues with sending or receiving SMS messages after this 48-hour timeframe, please email us at help@twilio.com.