Validated Phone Information Archives

These blogs include information on validated phone information for your business.

How Phone Number Validation Improves SMS Delivery via Searchbug
May
10

How Phone Number Validation Improves SMS Delivery

You should be implementing phone number validation if you use or plan to use SMS messaging to communicate with your customers. You not only have to make sure you have accurate numbers, but you should know other identifiers as well.  How many of the customer numbers in your database are landlines or VoIP numbers that […]

How to Use Phone Validation for Strong Customer Authentication via Searchbug
Apr
12

How to Use Phone Validation for Strong Customer Authentication

Strong Customer Authentication, or SCA, is a requirement for businesses operating under PSD2 in Europe made effective in 2019. But strong customer authentication is a good business strategy for banks and businesses everywhere.  Most have already recognized the importance of strong customer authentication in preventing fraud costs. Fraud puts customers at risk. Consequently, it costs […]

A VoIP Number
Jan
25

What is a VoIP Number: Everything You Need to Know

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) numbers are becoming increasingly popular. Although common, you might find yourself asking What is a VoIP number?  A VoIP number is a virtual phone number. VoIP calls take place through an internet connection rather than a phone line. You’ve more than likely used one yourself without knowing it.  Businesses are […]

How-To Guide: How to Check if a Phone Number is Active
Jan
11

How to Check if a Phone Number is Active

If your business relies on customer phone numbers, you want to make sure you only enter phone numbers that are active into your database. That way you don’t waste time and money reaching out to inactive numbers.  Don’t be naive and think that your customers surely wouldn’t provide you with an invalid or disconnected phone […]

How to Guide: How to Distinguish Line Type w/ a Voip Number Lookup
Aug
31

VoIP Number Lookup: How to Distinguish Line Type

A VoIP number lookup lets you know who owns a VoIP number, whether it is a VoIP number, and what the local exchange carrier is. Lookup tools work the same for VoIP numbers as they do for cell phones and landlines.  In many ways all three phone types are similar. But there are some differences. […]

Why Phone Verification Service is Important: The Lifecycle of a Phone Number
Aug
24

Why Phone Verification Service is Important: The Lifecycle of a Phone Number

Phone verification service identifies whether or not a phone number is real and active. Some phone numbers are fake and are never active (and there are ways to tell), but others change statuses throughout their lifecycle. If phone numbers are an important part of your customer data, what’s arguably worse than collecting invalid phone numbers […]

Pick up the Phone - Contact Tracing Could Slow the Spread of Coronavirus via Searchbug.com
Jun
01

Pick up the Phone! Contact Tracing Could Slow the Spread of Coronavirus

In February 2020, the coronavirus disease hit the United States. Social distancing, isolation, and quarantine have become familiar terms in the past few months. But what about contact tracing? Stay in Place, which is essentially a quarantine, is a safety precaution taken to keep those potentially exposed to the virus away from others until they […]