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How To Sign Up For A Twilio Account

Want to use our One-Time Password - SMS authentication method, but don't want to worry about the monthly 40 SMS messages limit?

You can to go Twilio's homepage and sign up for an account.  Then you can contact us with the necessary information and we will connect your api to your Professional or Enterprise account.

 

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Important information about a Free Twilio Account.

  • There is no time limit, but they do provide you a testing balance to work with.
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  • Once that balance is depleted, you'll need to Upgrade to a paid plan

  • As long as your account is in Trial status, all SMS messages will be prefaced with "Sent from your Twilio trial account -"
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  • While in Trial status, you can only send SMS messages to a non-Twilio verified phone number (the one you use to sign up for your account will be automatically added to the list).
     
  • To add verified numbers to your trial account, follow the steps in their help article.
    https://support.twilio.com/hc/en-us/articles/223180048-Adding-a-Verified-Phone-Number-or-Caller-ID-with-Twilio

 

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How to sign up on Twilio and what information to provide us.

  1. Go to www.twilio.com and click on the Sign Up button in the top right corner.
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  2. On the next screen, fill in your information and sign up for a free trial.
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  3. Once you log into your new account, their system will ask you a few questions to get the account set up properly.
      1. Do you Write code?  Select (No).
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      2. What are you here to do? Select (Get a Twilio number to use with a different service).
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      3. What service/company are you integrating Twilio into? Select (Other).
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  4. Now that your account is set up, you need to get a phone number.

  5. Click on the Get a Trial Number button.
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  6. A pop up will appear with a number granted to you.  Click the Choose this Number button to accept it.
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The information we need from Twilio

  1. Now that you have your number, you'll need to gather three pieces of information on your Twilio dashboard (shown below).
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  2. We will need the Trial Number, the Account SID, and the Auth Token.
     
  3. Send those three items, along with your Company Code or Client ID to support@filesanywhere.com.
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