Introducing Phone Validation – International: The Key to Global Customer Data Validation

In today’s connected world, the phone numbers in your customer database have become invaluable assets that hold the keys to effective outbound marketing, customer communications, regulatory compliance, fraud prevention, and much more. However, the true power of these phone numbers can only be realized if they are both valid and up-to-date.

What’s even more crucial in today’s business landscape is that your phone contact data is no longer confined to regional boundaries. With globalization on the rise, businesses are expanding their reach across the globe like never before. This means that your phone contact data needs to reflect this global reality, by capturing and maintaining a diverse range of international numbers to effectively connect with customers, partners, and prospects worldwide. By ensuring the accuracy and currency of your phone contact data, you unlock immense opportunities to engage with your target audience on a global scale.

We are excited to introduce our new product, Phone Validation – International, where you can effortlessly validate and verify international phone numbers, ensuring that your contact database remains up-to-date and reliable. Phone Validation – International leverages our advanced algorithms with comprehensive and authoritative international phone number datasets, so you can confidently connect with customers, partners, and prospects worldwide, knowing that your outreach efforts are backed by accurate and valid phone numbers.

More Than Phone Verification

Phone Validation – International verifies, standardizes and provides data for phone numbers in over 250 countries and territories, with coverage for 8.6 billion phone numbers and 7.3 billion mobile phone numbers. Using multiple, authoritative data sources, Phone Validation – International returns a wealth of information including:

Quality Score: A numerical value from 0 to 10 that quickly signals the validity of a phone number. This value can be integrated with your business logic and provides confidence that you are only contacting valid phone numbers.

Line type: The connection type associated with the phone number, like mobile, landline, or VoIP phone number.

Carrier: The name of the phone company that provides service to this phone number.

Porting details: Including the date the phone number was ported from one carrier to another, information about the originating and current carrier, and previous and current line types.

Country and location data: Provides country and state (US only) data for the original location of the supplied number, improving compliance and fraud prevention efforts. Phone numbers are also standardized according to country-specific formats.

UTC offset: The difference between the time zone of the phone number and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Support for a wealth of business needs

The information returned by Phone Validation – International can be used to improve your marketing campaigns, customer service, regulatory compliance, and more, below are some of the most common needs we see our customers using Phone Validation – International for:

  • Ensuring that numbers are legitimate and accurate before using them for marketing or contact purposes.
  • Using business logic with Quality Score data to prioritize leads for marketing campaigns.
  • Comparing phone location data with other contact data to improve fraud prevention efforts, particularly for numbers originating in countries with high risks for fraud.
  • Looking at line type and porting information – particularly for numbers that have been ported to cell phones with new owners – to help ensure compliance with regulations such as the US Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
  • Identifying numbers in countries affected by the European Union’s strict General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws for consumer data privacy.

Phone Validation – International is easily implemented within your existing business applications using convenient API interfaces, allowing you to integrate its capabilities with your business logic and other data quality services. It facilitates decisions such as determining the best way to contact a customer or prospect and adds value to your phone contact data.

A critical part of Customer Data Validation

Phone Validation – International provides a global, business-grade application for numerous critical needs. It also forms an essential part of Service Objects’ overall Customer Data Validation approach, which combines data validation, appending information, cross-checking and quality signaling to ensure that your customer data is accurate and genuine.

Like all Service Objects products, Phone Validation – International comes bundled with expert installation assistance, 24/7/365 technical support, and the industry-only financially-backed 99.999% uptime guarantee. For a free no-pressure consultation and product demonstration, contact one of our friendly data quality specialists for more information on this new service.

If you would like to learn more about Phone Validation – International, register for our upcoming, complimentary webinar, “Introducing Phone Validation – International: A Critical Piece of Your Customer Data Validation Strategy” presented on Wednesday, June 28th, 2023, at 11am PST/2pm EST. For registrants who cannot attend the live event, a recording will be made available.