Phone Numbers

Intelligent Communications API

 

Provision programmable voice and messaging phone numbers in a matter of seconds.

  Doug Wadsworth, Dev | Corona Del Mar, CA | Nikon

Introduction

Designed for developers

Shoutpoint’s Phone Numbers enable you to make, receive, and control programmable voice calls as well as send and receive SMS messages.  Shoutpoint’s inventory includes local, toll-free, and sms enabled phone numbers all powered by one the industry’s largest and most reliable cloud communications platforms.

How It Works

Shoutpoint’s REST API allows you to search our large inventory of available phone numbers and provision them in an instant.

Available Phone Numbers

Overview

Shoutpoint maintains a large inventory of available, toll-free and local phone numbers that are both voice and sms enabled. After a phone number is released, it is adequatly aged before it goes back into the mix.

Query Parameters

Region // City, State
Prefix // Area code
Postal Code
Rate Center
LATA

Example Request // Available Phone Numbers

You can view the details about our Available Phone Number search on our API Reference.

 

Provision Phone Numbers

Overview

Once you find a phone number, or a block of phone numbers that you like, you can provision them for instant use. Once they have been provisioned, they need to be assigned to a Call Flow configuration, which will enable you to control both inbound and outbound calls, as well as send and receive sms messages.

Custom Data

When you assign a phone number to a Call Flow, you can also include custom_data to help make programatic decisions on a number by number basis. For example, if you have a number that needs to forward to voicemail or a mobile phone during different times of the day, or include/exclude call recording, you can store that data on the Call Flow configuration. This can be helpful with applications such as Call Tracking.

Example Request // Configure CallFlows Callback

 

Getting Started

To get started with Shoutpoint’s Phone Numbers, follow the links below:

Programmable Voice

Overview

Shoutpoint’s Programmable Voice requires a Shoutpoint phone number. Follow the Getting Started Guide on the Programmable Voice page to get going.

Programmable Voice

Programmable SMS

Overview

Shoutpoint’s Programmable SMS requires a Shoutpoint long code (or short code) phone number. Follow the Getting Started Guide on the Programmable SMS page to get going.

Programmable SMS