Get Started With PhoneID Monitoring

This tutorial teaches you how to use PhoneID Monitoring, by walking you step-by-step through the creation of an integration where you subscribe a phone number and monitor for reports.

Skip to the end of this page to see the full, completed sample code.


  • Before You Begin
  • Step 1:

This tutorial includes CLI examples using a bash shell in Mac Terminal, please modify accordingly if you are using a different system.

Before You Begin

Make sure you have the following before you start:

  • FTP Host: The FTP location you received from TeleSign. (Ex: sftp://h-4354-bje)
  • FTP Customer Directory: The directory on the FTP site dedicated to your account. (Ex: /home/ts_products/phoneid_monitor/customer_data/243203/)
  • Testing Number: A mobile phone number that you control.

VOIP numbers are not supported.


This tutorial uses Python 3.8.1. Please modify accordingly if you are using a different version of Python.

Step 1: Title Here

  1. Do this.

In your production integration, you will connect to the FTP site programmatically. But to help you visualize how the service works, this tutorial uses an FTP client.