# Claiming and Viewing MessageBird Numbers with StdLib
This service allows you to look at available MessageBird telephone numbers, claim available numbers, and check which numbers you've previously claimed.
### Claiming Your First Phone Number
After accepting the MessageBird terms of service by clicking above, you can see a selection of available telephone numbers by calling the `available` function. You can do this directly from your browser, or from the command line using the StdLib [command line tools](https://github.com/stdlib/lib) as follows:
$ lib messagebird.numbers.available
You can also request numbers from a specific country as `lib messagebird.numbers.available --country <US, CA>`. Choose one, then call the `initialize` function from your command line as:
$ lib messagebird.numbers.initialize --number <available phone number>
Congratulations! You've just claimed your first phone number. From your command line, you can see your claimed number by running:
$ lib messagebird.numbers.list
From here, you can use your claimed phone number to send text messages with the [sms](https://stdlib.com/@messagebird/lib/sms) API and set other StdLib functions as handlers for incoming text messages with the [handlers](https://stdlib.com/@messagebird/lib/handlers) API.
### Messaging Limits and Claiming Additional Numbers
There is currently a limit of 500 sent messages per number per day. You can claim additional numbers for 99¢ each by calling the `numbers.claim` API endpoint. This will allow you to send more messages.