How long does it take to activate a phone number before it can receive phone calls or text messages?

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Daniel Tolbert

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From instantly to a few seconds. Bandwidth available phone number inventory is already activated on our network for voice and messaging. When you activate a phone number for use on your account, it's ready for use immediately.

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