Phone Validation Made Simple

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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