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Get Started

To install:


$ sudo gem install twilio-ruby

To build and install yourself from the latest source:

$ git clone
$ cd twilio-ruby; rake gem
$ sudo gem install pkg/twilio-ruby-{version}

Some Code To Get You Started

Setup Work

require 'rubygems'
require 'twilio-ruby'

# put your own credentials here
@account_sid = 'AC043dcf9844e04758bc3a36a84c29761'
@auth_token = '62ea81de3a5b414154eb263595357c69'

# set up a client to talk to the Twilio REST API
@client =, @auth_token)

Send an SMS

# send an sms
  :from => '+14159341234',
  :to => '+16105557069',
  :body => 'Hey there!'

Do Some Stuff With Calls

# make a new outgoing call
@call = @client.account.calls.create(
  :from => '+14159341234',
  :to => '+18004567890',
  :url => ''

# hangup a ringing call, but don't touch it if it's connected

# if you have the call sid, you can fetch a call object via:
@call = @client.account.calls.get('CA386025c9bf5d6052a1d1ea42b4d16662')

# redirect an in-progress call

# hangup a call, no matter whether it is ringing or connected

Buy a Phone Number

# print some available numbers
@numbers = @client.account.available_phone_numbers.get('US').local.list(
  :contains => 'AWESOME'
@numbers.each {|num| puts num.phone_number}

# buy the first one
@number = @numbers[0].phone_number
@account.incoming_phone_numbers.create(:phone_number => @number)

More Information

There are more detailed examples in the included examples.rb.

Full API documentation, as well as an upgrade guide for users of the old twiliolib gem, is available in the twilio-ruby github wiki.

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