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Brick\PhoneNumber

A phone number library for PHP.

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This library is a thin wrapper around giggsey/libphonenumber-for-php, itself a port of Google's libphonenumber.

It provides an equivalent functionality, with the following implementation differences:

  • PhoneNumber
    is an immutable class; it can be safely passed around without having to worry about the risk for it to be changed;
  • PhoneNumber
    is not just a mere data container, but provides all the methods to parse, format and validate phone numbers; it transparently encapsulates
    PhoneNumberUtil
    .

Installation

This library is installable via Composer:

composer require brick/phonenumber

Requirements

This library requires PHP 7.1 or later. for PHP 5.6 and PHP 7.0 support, use version

0.1
.

Project status & release process

While this library is still under development, it is well tested and should be stable enough to use in production environments.

The current releases are numbered

0.x.y
. When a non-breaking change is introduced (adding new methods, optimizing existing code, etc.),
y
is incremented.

When a breaking change is introduced, a new

0.x
version cycle is always started.

It is therefore safe to lock your project to a given release cycle, such as

0.4.*
.

If you need to upgrade to a newer release cycle, check the release history for a list of changes introduced by each further

0.x.0
version.

Quick start

All the classes lie in the

Brick\PhoneNumber
namespace.

To obtain an instance of

PhoneNumber
, use the
parse()
method:
  • Using an international number:
    PhoneNumber::parse('+33123456789')
    ;
  • Using a national number and a country code:
    PhoneNumber::parse('01 23 45 67 89', 'FR')
    ;

Validating a number

The

parse()
method is quite permissive with numbers; it basically attempts to match a country code, and validates the length of the phone number for this country.

If a number is really malformed, it throws a

PhoneNumberParseException
:
use Brick\PhoneNumber\PhoneNumber;
use Brick\PhoneNumber\PhoneNumberParseException;

try { $number = PhoneNumber::parse('+333'); } catch (PhoneNumberParseException $e) { // 'The string supplied is too short to be a phone number.' }

In most cases, it is recommended to perform an extra step of validation with

isValidNumber()
or
isPossibleNumber()
:
if (! $number->isPossibleNumber()) {
    // a more lenient and faster check than `isValidNumber()`
}

if (! $number->isValidNumber()) { // strict check relying on up-to-date metadata library }

As a rule of thumb, do the following:

  • When the number comes from user input, do a full validation:
    parse()
    and catch
    PhoneNumberParseException
    , then call
    isValidNumber()
    (or
    isPossibleNumber()
    for a more lenient check) if no exception occurred;
  • When the number is later retrieved from your database, and has been validated before, you can just perform a blind
    parse()
    .

Formatting a number

Basic formatting

You can use

format()
with constants from the PhoneNumberFormat class:
$number = PhoneNumber::parse('+41446681800');
$number->format(PhoneNumberFormat::E164); // +41446681800
$number->format(PhoneNumberFormat::INTERNATIONAL); // +41 44 668 18 00
$number->format(PhoneNumberFormat::NATIONAL); // 044 668 18 00
$number->format(PhoneNumberFormat::RFC3966); // tel:+41-44-668-18-00

Formatting to call from another country

You may want to present a phone number to an audience in a specific country, with the correct international prefix when required. This is what

formatForCallingFrom()
does:
$number = PhoneNumber::parse('+447123456789');
$number->formatForCallingFrom('GB'); // 07123 456789
$number->formatForCallingFrom('FR'); // 00 44 7123 456789
$number->formatForCallingFrom('US'); // 011 44 7123 456789

Number types

In certain cases, it is possible to know the type of a phone number (fixed line, mobile phone, etc.), using the

getNumberType()
method, which returns a constant from the PhoneNumberType class:
PhoneNumber::parse('+336123456789')->getNumberType(); // PhoneNumberType::MOBILE
PhoneNumber::parse('+33123456789')->getNumberType(); // PhoneNumberType::FIXED_LINE

If the type is unknown, the

PhoneNumberType::UNKNOWN
value is returned. Check the
PhoneNumberType
class for all possible values.

Number information

You can extract the following information from a phone number:

$number = PhoneNumber::parse('+447123456789');
echo $number->getRegionCode(); // GB
echo $number->getCountryCode(); // 44
echo $number->getNationalNumber(); // 7123456789

Example numbers

You can get an example number for a country code and an optional number type (defaults to fixed line). This can be useful to use as a placeholder in an input field, for example:

echo PhoneNumber::getExampleNumber('FR'); // +33123456789
echo PhoneNumber::getExampleNumber('FR', PhoneNumberType::MOBILE); // +33612345678

The return type of

getExampleNumber()
is a
PhoneNumber
instance, so you can format it as you like:
echo PhoneNumber::getExampleNumber('FR')->formatForCallingFrom('FR'); // 01 23 45 67 89

If no example phone number is available for the country code / number type combination, a

PhoneNumberException
is thrown.

Casting to string

Casting a

PhoneNumber
to string returns its E164 representation (
+
followed by digits), so the following are equivalent:
(string) $phoneNumber
$phoneNumber->format(PhoneNumberFormat::E164)

You can serialize a

PhoneNumber
to string, then recover it using
parse()
without a country code:
$phoneNumber = PhoneNumber::parse('02079834000', 'GB');
$phoneNumberAsString = (string) $phoneNumber; // +442079834000
$phoneNumber2 = PhoneNumber::parse($phoneNumberAsString);

$phoneNumber2->isEqualTo($phoneNumber); // true

Doctrine mappings

You can use

PhoneNumber
objects in your Doctrine entities using the brick/phonenumber-doctrine package.

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