stuyam/laravel-phone-validator

A phone validator for Laravel using the free Twilio phone lookup service.

1.0.8 2020-09-14 19:45 UTC

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Last update: 2021-06-14 21:49:33 UTC


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A phone validator for Laravel using the FREE Twilio phone lookup service

This custom validator validates that a phone number actual exists. Not just if it has a specific format or not, but if the phone number is a real registered phone number. It is smart enough to handle formated numbers like (123)-555-1234 and unfromated numbers like 1235551234 so users can enter in a phone number however they are most comfortable.

For a working example check out Laravel Validator Example project.

Also see: Laravel Kickbox Validator for email address validation.

Step 1

Install via composer:

composer require stuyam/laravel-phone-validator

Step 2

Add to your config/app.php service provider list:

StuYam\PhoneValidator\PhoneValidatorServiceProvider::class

Step 3

Add Twilio credentials to your .env file:

(If you don't have a Twilio account you can go to Twilio.com and make a free account)

TWILIO_SID=xxxxxxxx
TWILIO_TOKEN=xxxxxxxx

Usage

Add the string 'phone' to a form request rules or validator like so:

<?php

namespace App\Http\Requests;

use App\Http\Requests\Request;

class PhoneFormRequest extends Request
{
    /**
     * Determine if the user is authorized to make this request.
     *
     * @return bool
     */
    public function authorize()
    {
        return true;
    }

    /**
     * Get the validation rules that apply to the request.
     *
     * @return array
     */
    public function rules()
    {
        return [
        	// this means the phone input will be validated that
        	// it is required and that it is an ACTUAL phone number
            'phone' => 'required|phone'
        ];
    }
}