Voice • Last Updated 10/5/2023

Getting Started with Call Control

Follow these simple steps to get started using the Telnyx voice API — Call Control — in just a few minutes.

By Pete Christianson

Paul S Telnyx Engineer

Using Telnyx Call Control — our voice API — you can make, manage and control your calls globally.

Watch this video to learn how to get started with Call Control in just a few minutes.

Read the full Call Control guide

In this guide, you'll learn how to get started with Telnyx Call Control within the Telnyx Portal. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Sign up for a Telnyx account.
  2. Create a Connection to configure how you connect your calls.
  3. Buy or port a Phone Number (required for inbound calls).
  4. Assign your number to the Connection.
  5. Create an Outbound Profile to configure your outbound call settings.

Step 1: Sign Up for a Telnyx Mission Control Portal Account

Head to telnyx.com/sign-up to sign up for your free Telnyx account. It’ll give you access to our Mission Control Portal where you can buy numbers, set up and manage Call Control Connections, and more.

Step 2: Create a Connection

Select "Connections" on the left-hand navigation menu, click "+Add Connection". Then, set the connection authentication type to call control. For testing purposes, you can set the webhook URL using an endpoint you create at Hookbin.

Step 3: Buy a Phone Number

You can search for, buy and provision new numbers, or port existing numbers - all within the Numbers section of the Telnyx Portal.

Simply click on "Numbers", then either "Search & Buy Numbers" or "Port Numbers" and follow the prompts.

Step 4: Assign Your Number to the Connection

Once your number has been purchased or ported, assign it to the Connection that you created in step 2. You can do this via the My Numbers section of the Portal.

Step 5: Create an Outbound Profile

To use the Dial and Transfer commands, you must first create an Outbound Profile and assign your Call Control Connection to it.

Select "Outbound" on the left-hand navigation menu, click "+Add Outbound Profile" and set up your profile name. Add the Connection you just created above, the traffic type, the service plan, and your desired billing method.

That’s it! You're all set to start integrating Telnyx with your applications. Check out our Developer Center for full API docs, as well as easy-to-follow guides and tutorials using our SDKs.

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