Masked Phone Numbers 

Keep personal numbers private by sending texts and calls through an intermediate Twilio phone number.

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When a rider messages a driver, Uber's app assigns an available Twilio phone number to use as a proxy for the conversation.

Uber drivers text or call a Twilio phone number to talk to a rider.

Uber forwards the texts and calls using TwiML logic.

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Phone Verification

Reduce risk of fraud by validating that new accounts are owned by a human with a real phone number.

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When a user taps "NEXT", Uber's server sends an API request to Twilio with instructions to send a text message to the user.

Twilio receives the request and sends the user a text message from a Twilio phone number.

The user enters the verification code and successfully signs up.

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