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Getting numbers for WhatsAppgetting-numbers-for-whatsapp

Buy Telnyx numbers or port in your existing numbersbuy-telnyx-numbers-or-port-in-your-existing-numbers

The last step is to buy Telnyx numbers, or port your existing numbers. These numbers will be attached to your WhatsApp Business profile when Telnyx provisions it.

Please note: Short code numbers are not allowed on the WhatsApp platform. The numbers must include a country and area code. Landline and cell phone numbers are acceptable phone numbers. This phone number must also not have been used with the WhatsApp Business API before.

Buy Phone Number with Telnyxbuy-phone-number-with-telnyx

To purchase a phone number from Telnyx, follow these steps:

  1. 1Head to Developers to sign up for your free Telnyx account.
  2. 2After signing in, click on Numbers in the navigation menu on the left-hand side of the portal.
  3. 3Click on the Search & Buy Numbers tab and enter your city, country or rate center.
  4. 4Select the number features you want. You can choose “Any” or check the individual boxes to select specific features: Voice, Fax, SMS, MMS.
  5. 5Click Search.
  6. 6Find the number(s) you want to purchase from the list of results and then click +Add to Cart.
  7. 7Click on your Cart in the top-right corner of the portal. The number(s) you selected should now be visible in your Cart.
  8. 8To purchase, click Place Order. Your number(s) should now be visible in both the “My Numbers” and “Orders” tabs.


  • You’ll need to ensure that you have enough available credit to make the purchase. To add credit to your account, click the + button to the left of your balance in the top-right corner of the portal.
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You can also add/buy numbers programmatically via our RESTful API. Check out our documentation for number searching and ordering.

Port Your numbers into the Telnyx Platformport-your-numbers-into-the-telnyx-platform

To port your existing numbers onto the Telnyx platform, check out this guideTelnyx Developers for a step-by-step walk through.

After these prerequisites are complete, let your account executive know, or reach out to a member of our Sales Team to provision a WhatsApp Business Account.

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