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How to choose a suitable number

If you want to send and receive SMS in Voximplant, you have to make sure that SMS functionality is supported for the chosen region and phone category when purchasing a phone number. Note that virtual numbers don’t support this functionality.

To check if the number is suitable, you should go to the numbers section, click “buy new phone number”, and select a number. If the selected number doesn’t have SMS support, it’ll be written there:

If you don’t see this message, the number supports SMS functionality:

HTTP API request

You can also check which numbers support SMS by sending an HTTP request with country_code and phone_category_name. If the is_sms_supported property is equal to true in the objects returned by the GetPhoneNumbers HTTP API request, the functionality is supported for phone numbers in the region.

http request

http request