Provided by: libnumber-phone-perl_3.5001-1_all bug


       Number::Phone::Lib - Instantiate Number::Phone::* objects from libphonenumber


           use Number::Phone::Lib;

           $daves_phone = Number::Phone::Lib->new('+442087712924');
           $daves_other_phone = Number::Phone::Lib->new('+44 7979 866 975');
           # alternatively      Number::Phone::Lib->new('+44', '7979 866 975');
           # or                 Number::Phone::Lib->new('UK', '07979 866 975');

           if ( $daves_phone->is_mobile() ) {

       This subclass of Number::Phone is used in exactly the same way as the normal
       Number::Phone, but it exclusively uses classes generated from Google's libphonenumber
       project <>.  libphonenumber doesn't have enough
       data to support all the features of Number::Phone, but you might want to use its data and
       no other for a few reasons:

       ·   Compatibility with libphonenumber's Java, C++, and JavaScript implementations.

       ·   Performance. UK Number parsing and validation by Number::Phone::UK, in particular, has
           a substantial overhead thanks to its embedded database. If all you need is simple
           validation and/or formatting, all that overhead is unnecessary.

       That said, the core Number::Phone UK module is far more comprehensive.


       There is one method, a constructor:

       Call this in exactly the same way as you would call "Number::Phone-"new()>. The only
       difference is that you will get stubs back instead of "full-fat" objects, even if full-fat
       classes are available.


       You may use, modify and distribute this software under the same terms as perl itself.


       ·   David Cantrell <>

       ·   David E. Wheeler <>

       Copyright 2014.