Validated Phone Information Archives

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

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 […]

TCPA Violations Could Cost Your Business Millions via Searchbug
Mar
16

TCPA Violations Could Cost Your Business Millions

No, that’s not an exaggeration. TCPA violations can easily rack up millions in fines and litigation fees. In 2019, the average cost of a TCPA settlement was $6,600,000. And, TCPA class action lawsuits increased by 21 percent in 2018. Class action lawsuits can be expensive enough to bankrupt small businesses. In Illinois, the CEO of […]

How to How to Maintain Your Phone Number Database via Searchbug
Mar
09

How to Maintain Your Phone Number Database

If you use a marketing model that requires you to contact a lot of customers by phone, you probably have a phone number database. Maybe you purchased a phone list or built your phone number database through lead generation. But, what do you know about each phone number on your phone lists? When you look […]