Number validation number types

Description of the possible types returned by the resource


premium rateA special telephone number - often charged at a higher rate than normal - used for the provisioning of specific services like 2 way SMS.
Unlike a normal number, part of the call charge is paid to the service provider, thus enabling businesses to be funded via the calls.
landlineA landline telephone (also known as land line, land-line, main line, home phone, landline, fixed-line and wireline) refers to a phone that uses a metal wire or fibre optic telephone line for transmission as distinguished from a mobile cellular line
virtual numberA virtual number, also known as DID or access number, is a telephone number without a directly associated telephone line
mobileMobile phone number
pay phoneA payphone (alternative spelling: pay phone) is typically a coin-operated public telephone, often located in a telephone booth or a privacy hood
voipIP telephony
toll freeA toll-free telephone number or freephone number is a telephone number that is billed for all arriving calls instead of incurring charges to the originating telephone subscriber
emergencyEmergency numbers
short codeShort codes (also known as short numbers) are special telephone numbers, significantly shorter than full telephone numbers, that can be used to address MMS and SMS messages from certain service providers' mobile phones or fixed phones.
unknownUnknown phone number type
virtual number or landlineVirtual number or Landline phone number