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A Nexmo virtual number is a telephone number that is not directly associated with a specific phone. It is programmable, enabling you to create custom call and messaging experiences for your users.

Nexmo offers virtual numbers worldwide so that you can use phone numbers that are in the same locale as your customers or prospects. This maximizes the chances that your calls are answered and your messages are read and responded to.

Getting Started

You can rent new numbers and manage your existing numbers using the Nexmo developer dashboard or Nexmo CLI. The following guides show you how:

The Numbers API

If you are a software developer, you can manage your number inventory programmatically. See the API reference and the following code snippets to learn how to use it: