Last updated: June 28, 2023
Find answers and general information quickly about the calling tool in HubSpot.
If you see a Call Failed message when making a call from the CRM, verify the following:
If these solutions don't work, the carrier may have blocked the call due to the calling number (caller ID). Learn how to register telephone numbers with major mobile carriers' analytics providers.
HubSpot calling is not currently supported in Internet Explorer for Windows or Mac. To use the calling tool in the CRM, use one of the support browsers listed below:
Windows browsers that support calling
Microsoft Edge (latest version)
Mac browsers that support calling
To learn more about browsers that support the calling tool, review this documentation from HubSpot's VOIP provider.
Telecom providers use a wide range of tools to identify suspicious callers and protect their users. Unfortunately, it’s possible for legitimate businesses to be impacted by these tools. Approaches vary by provider and frequently change. However, there are some known factors that providers look at:
The ability to record calls is an account-wide setting that is enabled by default, affecting all users who are making calls in the account. If you disable the call recording feature, it will remove the Record button for all users in your account. To access this setting, you must be an admin and have View: Everything in contacts access.
The contact must have a phone number associated with their record. However, you can manually add a phone number for the contact from their record. Otherwise, you can opt to call their company's phone number, if that is available.
If you're a super admin in a Sales Hub or Service Hub Professional or Enterprise account, you can purchase additional calling minutes and/or HubSpot provided phone numbers from the Add-ons section on HubSpot's pricing page, or by contacting your Customer Success Manager.
You can also set up a Twilio Connect account to purchase additional calling minutes.
HubSpot calling is powered by Twilio, a Voice Over IP (VOIP) service that connects the call between you and the number you're calling. Twilio maintains a set of flagged phone numbers that have shown suspicious calling activity, known as toll-fraud. Toll fraud occurs when bad actors organize a scheme where they make calls to premium rate numbers and earn a profit from these calls. Your contact's phone number can be flagged because of activity that resembles fraudulent behavior or because they purchased a phone number whose previous owner was engaged in the activity.
HubSpot is unable to change this designation to allow you to place calls to this number. In order to call this number, you can set up your own Twilio account or use a different calling integration. Whatever option you chose, you will need to change the permission settings to allow calling to high-risk numbers in your desired country. Learn more about how to allow calling to high-risk numbers in Twilio.