Purchase toll-free numbers
- Genesys Cloud Voice Admin role
While the actual toll-free 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.
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:
- United Kingdom
- Dominican Republic
If you need a number in a country that is not listed, contact Genesys Cloud Voice support.
EU (Ireland / Frankfurt) AWS region
If you are in the EU (Ireland) AWS region or the EWU (Frankfurt) AWS region you can see and purchase numbers in the following EMEA and LATAM countries:
- United Kingdom
- Dominican Republic
For information on regulations, see Genesys Cloud Voice global coverage and regulations.
If you need a number in one of these countries that is not listed, contact Genesys Cloud Voice support.
As you purchase your toll-free 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 EMEA, allow two business days for number activation. Note: If your numbers are not activated within two business days, contact Genesys Cloud Voice support and request a status update. Be sure to provide your Org ID, name, and countries you were 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 toll-free numbers:
- Click Admin.
- Under Genesys Cloud Voice, click Number Management.
- Click Purchase Number.
- From the Number Type list, select Toll-Free.
- From the Country list, select your country.
- In the Prefix box, type the three-digit prefix of the toll-free numbers that you want. This three-digit prefix must be available in the Country that you select.
- Canada and United States: To search for toll-free numbers, type a 3-digit prefix (For example, 800, 833, 844, 855, 866, 877, or 888). Do not include the country code.
- United Kingdom: To search for toll-free numbers, type a 1–5 digit prefix. Do not include the country code. For example, to search for +448000148213, search for ‘8’, ’80’, ‘800’, ‘8000’, or ‘80001’.
- 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.
- 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.
- Click Complete Purchase.
- The next step depends on the location of the numbers:
- For Canada or the United States, select restrictions for toll-free numbers. Next to a number that you want to restrict, from the Restrict to Calls From list, select the appropriate restriction.
- 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.
- 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.
- Once the process is complete, the Status column for the number you selected changes to In Service.