Phone Validation Made Simple

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Businesses know Phone Validation makes business sense, but how do you use it to your best advantage?

There are several things to consider when trying to validate a telephone number, and in this blog we have broken down the process for you step-by-step. There are many ways to validate a telephone number, and many variables within the number to validate:

  1. Is the telephone number valid?
  2. Is the telephone number a landline, wireless, or VoIP?
  3. Is the telephone number disconnected or not valid (e.g. area code 999 does not exist)?

Service Objects offers the following telephone validation options:

DOTS Phone Append

  • A multi-database Web service designed to provide the most accurate lookup of landline telephone numbers available
  • Updated daily
  • 72% match rate for consumers, 63% match rate for businesses
  • Coverage for the US and Canada

PhoneAppend Diagram

DOTS Phone Exchange

  • Point-of-entry validation
  • Instantly recognizes if a telephone number is valid and acceptable by verifying the first seven digits of the number
  • Returns line type (landline, wireless, or VoIP)
  • Telephone data compiled from over 2,600 US and Canadian telephone service providers
  • Returns telephone service provider information (carrier, city, state, latitude, longitude)

Phone-Exchange Diagram

DOTS GeoPhone

  • Reverse-lookup of residential, business, and government telephone numbers
  • Comprised of daily feeds from over 2,600 telephone companies across the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico
  • Over 190 million telephone listings
  • Dynamic access to a variety of public, private, and proprietary telephone data
  • Determines contact name and address
  • Determines telephone type (business or residential)
  • Determines line type (landline, wireless, or VoIP)

DOTS GeoPhone

DOTS GeoPhone Plus

  • Combines 3 of our powerful DOTS telephone validation services (DOTS GeoPhone, DOTS GeoPhone Wireless, and DOTS Phone Append)
  • Compares a 10-digit telephone number to our database powerhouse of over 300 million records
  • Determines contact name and address
  • Determines telephone type (business, residential, Government)
  • Determines line type (landline, wireless, VoIP, or toll free)
  • Returns telephone service provider information (carrier, city, state, latitude, longitude)

DOTS GeoPhone PlusI hope that I have helped in answering your telephone validation questions.

Thanks,

Ryan M.

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