Purchase DID numbers

Prerequisites
  • Genesys Cloud Voice Admin role

While the actual DID number purchase operation is a straightforward procedure, there are certain restrictions that apply to the numbers you can purchase. These restrictions are based on your AWS region.

Restrictions

Americas

US East (N. Virginia) / US West (Oregon) / Canada (Canada Central)

If you are in the US East (N. Virginia) AWS region, the US West (Oregon) AWS region, or the Canada (Canada Central) AWS region, you can see and purchase numbers in the US, Canada, and the following EMEA and LATAM countries:

EMEA

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

LATAM

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Peru

For information on country-specific regulations, see Genesys Cloud Voice global coverage requirements and restrictions.

EMEA

EU (Ireland) / EU (Frankfurt) / EU (London)

If you are in the EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), or EU (London) AWS regions you can see and purchase numbers in the following EMEA and LATAM countries:

EMEA

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

LATAM

  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Peru

For information on country-specific regulations, see Genesys Cloud Voice global coverage requirements and restrictions.

Additional details

As you purchase your DID numbers, keep the following points in mind:

  • If you do not complete the entire purchase process within a four-hour time frame, then Genesys Cloud releases the numbers that you selected back to the pool of available numbers. 
  • When purchasing numbers in the EMEA or Canada regions, allow 5-10 business days, depending on country and number type, for number activation.
Note: If your numbers are not activated within five business days, contact Genesys Cloud Voice support to request a status update. When contacting the team, be sure to provide your Org ID, name, and the list of numbers that you are trying to purchase.
  • To comply with the terms and conditions, you must select an emergency services and billing location. Emergency services personnel rely on this information to determine the location of a caller who requests emergency assistance. Your emergency services and billing location must be a valid location in the same country as the phone numbers that you purchase. When you complete the purchase process, Genesys Cloud associates the phone numbers that you purchase with this location.
  • Due to various regulatory and technical restrictions, numbers are not always  available for immediate purchase.
    Note: If you are searching for numbers and get no results, or you have specific requirements that Genesys Cloud Voice does not provide criteria for in the number search, contact the appropriate Genesys Cloud Voice support team. Be sure to provide all relevant information, such as your Org ID, Genesys Cloud region, and the quantity and type of numbers needed.
     

To purchase DID numbers:

  1. Click Admin.
  2. Under Genesys Cloud Voice, click Number Management.
  3. Click Purchase Number.
  4. From the Number Type list, select DID.
  5. From the Country list, select your country.
  6. Use the boxes that appear to search for the number you want. For example:
    • If you want to find all available numbers in the United States for the 317 area code that start with the number 253, in the Country list, select United States. In the Location box, type 317. Under Number, click Contains and type 253. 
    • If you want to find all available numbers in the United Kingdom that begin with the prefix 22, in the Country list select United Kingdom. Then in the Prefix box type 22. 
    • To find numbers that have a specific prefix, do not select a location. Instead, type the first six- or seven digits in the Number box. 
    • Canada and United States only: To find all numbers within a local calling area, under Location, select City, Province (Canada) or City, State (United States). In the box, type the location. Type the complete city name and the 2-digit province or state code. For example, Indianapolis, IN. Select the LCA check box.
      Note: Type only numerals. Do not add formatting such as dashes, periods, or spaces. When searching for numbers, do not include the country code in the prefix.
  7. Click Search. Genesys Cloud displays a list of telephone numbers that match your criteria.
    • If there are no matching numbers, a message appears in the upper right portion of the page that provides additional information. 
  8. Select the numbers that you want.
    • To select all of the matching numbers, select the check box next to the Number heading. Alternatively, select the check box next to each individual number that you want.
  9. Click Complete Purchase. The Emergency Services and Billing Location screen appears.
  10. Specify the emergency services and billing location:
    • If the location you want exists, select it from the Location list and then click Confirm.
    • If the location is new, you need to create a new location.
  • Click create a location.

  • In the Add Location dialog box, type the address information. Then click Save. If Genesys Cloud verifies the address, an indicator appears.

  • Click Confirm.

  1. After you click Confirm, you’ll return to the Numbers screen and you’ll see that the Status column for the number you selected shows Pending.
  2. Once the process is complete, the Status column for the number you selected changes to In Service.