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Phone number parser for telephone numbers in international standard or missing international country code, for Elixir.

Note on version 0.4.0 onward: Phone was rebuild to increase performance, that may increase compilation time but made Phone 100 times faster.


What is, what isn't and what will be about Phone:

  1. It isn't: * Intended to work as libphonenumber. * Prepared to format numbers. * Necessary any information about the number if in international standard.
  2. It is: * A real parser, created to extract information based only in the number. * Prepared to work with numbers not only in the international standard.
  3. It will have:
    • Area code info for every country that numbering plan has area codes.
  • Patterns:
    • Countries without area code info:

        country: "Country Name",
        a2: "Alpha-2",
        a3: "Alpha-3",
        international_code: "1",
        area_code: "yyy",
        number: "xxxxxxx"
    • Countries with area code info:

        country: "Country Name",
        a2: "Alpha-2 code",
        a3: "Alpha-3 code",
        international_code: "1",
        number: "xxxxxxx",
        area_code: "yyy",
        area_name: "Area Name",
        area_type: "state",
        area_abbreviation: "AN"

Area Codes

Countries that already has area code info:

  • United States.
  • Canada.
  • Brazil.
  • Spain.


  • a2: Alpha-2, two letters code for country names.
  • a3: Alpha-3, three letters code for country names.
  • NANP: North American Numbering Plan, numbering plan for countries with international code number 1.
  • Numbering Plan: The rules and specifications of how telephone numbers works in a given country.


Add to your dependencies like any other hex package:

defp deps do
    {:phone, "0.5.0"}


Copyright (c) 2016 Flávio Moreira Vieira

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

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