Managing Phone Numbers Follow

Overview

As the Zoom Account Owner or Admin, you can purchase phone numbers and assign them to your Zoom Phone users. When you assign a Zoom Phone license to a user, they're automatically assigned an extension number. Follow this article to assign a direct phone number to a user, in addition to their extension.

Note: Phone users automatically receive an email notification when they are assigned a direct phone number. See Managing Global Settings to learn more.

This article covers:

Prerequisites

  • Pro, Business, or Education account
  • Account owner or admin Permissions
  • Zoom Phone license

Buying Phone Numbers

You must buy phone numbers before assigning them to users.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Phone System ManagementPhone Numbers.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Enter the required information:
    • Target Site: If you created multiple sites, select the site you want to buy phone numbers for.
    • Emergency Addresses (not visible if you have multiple sites): Select an emergency address to apply to purchased phone numbers, or click Add to add a new address. If you created multiple sites, you won't see this option. The emergency address associated with the site will be applied to purchased phone numbers.
    • Number Type: Select Local (Domestic). Toll-free numbers are currently unavailable for purchase.
    • State/Province (optional): Select the state or province from the drop-down menu to view associated area codes.
    • Area Code: Enter an area code or select one from the drop-down menu.
  5. (Optional) Click Advanced to use the following advanced search features:
    • Check Sequential to sort available numbers sequentially.
    • Use the text box beside the area code to search available numbers by prefix. The prefix contains numbers after the area code. You can also enter letters to search for a vanity phone number that spells out a brand, word, or phrase. For example, if you search for the letters YKI, it will search for numbers with the prefix 954.
  6. Click Search.
  7. Select the phone numbers you want to purchase.
  8. Click Confirm to complete the purchase.

Porting Phone Numbers

If you have existing phone numbers that you want to port to Zoom Phone from another service, see the following articles to request a number port:

Viewing Ported Phone Numbers

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Phone System ManagementPhone Numbers.
  3. Click the Ported tab.
    Note: You can only see the porting status of ported US and Canada numbers.

Assigning a Phone Number

After buying a phone number, you can assign it, allowing people to directly dial a number to reach a phone user, call queue, auto receptionist, common area phone, or Zoom Room.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Phone System ManagementPhone Numbers.
  3. Click the Unassigned tab.
  4. Click Assign To next to the number you want to assign.
  5. Select one of these options:
    • User: Assign a phone number to an existing user with Zoom Phone, allowing them to receive calls through their extension number or their direct phone number. Use the text box to search for a user. The user will receive an email notification with their phone number and a link to update the emergency address associated with their number.
    • Call Queue: Assign a phone number to a call queue. Use the text box to search for a call queue.
    • Auto Receptionist: Assign a phone number to an auto receptionist. Use the text box to search for an auto receptionist.
    • Common Area Phone: Assign a phone number to a provisioned common area desk phone. Use the text box to search for a common area desk phone.
    • Zoom Room: Assign a phone number to a Zoom Room with a Zoom Phone license. Use the text box to search for a Zoom Room.
  6. Click OK.

Batch Exporting Unassigned Phone Numbers

After buying phone numbers, you can batch export unassigned phone numbers as a CSV file. This is useful when you want to batch assign phone numbers to users.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Phone System ManagementPhone Numbers.
  3. Click the Unassigned tab.
  4. Click Export at the top of the table and save the CSV file.
    Tip: You can copy the list of unassigned numbers when you batch assign phone numbers.

Batch Assigning Phone Numbers

After buying phone numbers, you can batch assign them to phone users, call queues, auto receptionists, common area phones, or Zoom Rooms using a CSV file.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Phone System ManagementPhone Numbers.
  3. Click Import.
  4. Click CSV Sample to download a sample file.
  5. Open the CSV file and fill in these columns:
    • Phone Number: Enter the assigned or unassigned phone number. If the phone number is already assigned to a user, it will be reassigned to the user you specify.
    • Extension Number: The associated extension number of the phone user you want to assign the phone number to.
  6. Go back to the Zoom Phone web portal, click Upload CSV, and select the completed CSV file.

Unbinding a Phone Number

After assigning a phone number, you can remove it if you don't want it to be assigned to anyone. You also can re-assign the phone number to move a number from one user to another.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Phone System ManagementPhone Numbers.
  3. Click the Assigned tab.
  4. Click the number you want to remove from a phone user, call queue, or auto receptionist.
  5. Click Unbind to remove the selected phone number from the user, call queue, or auto receptionist it's been assigned to.
  6. Click Unbind to confirm.
    The number will be transferred to the Unassigned tab.

Re-assigning a Phone Number

After assigning a phone number, you can re-assign it between your users, call queues, auto receptionists, or common area phones.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Phone System ManagementPhone Numbers.
  3. Click the Assigned tab.
  4. Click the number you want to re-assign.
  5. Click Edit.
  6. Select one of these options:
    • Phone User: Assign the phone number to an existing user with Zoom Phone, allowing them to receive calls through their extension number or their direct phone number. Use the text box to search for a user. The user will receive an email notification with their phone number and a link to update the emergency address associated with their number.
    • Call Queue: Assign the phone number to a call queue. Use the text box to search for a call queue.
    • Auto Receptionist: Assign the phone number to an auto receptionist. Use the text box to search for an auto receptionist.
    • Common Area Phone: Assign the phone number to a provisioned common area desk phone. Use the text box to search for a common area desk phone.
    • Zoom Room: Assign the phone number to a Zoom Room with a Zoom Phone license. Use the text box to search for a Zoom Room.
  7. Click OK.
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