Number validation number types

Description of the possible types returned by the resource




premium rate

A 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.


A 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 number

A virtual number, also known as DID or access number, is a telephone number without a directly associated telephone line


Mobile phone number

pay phone

A payphone (alternative spelling: pay phone) is typically a coin-operated public telephone, often located in a telephone booth or a privacy hood


IP telephony

toll free

A 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


Emergency numbers

short code

Short 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.


Unknown phone number type

virtual number or landline

Virtual number or Landline phone number