Our nation relies on connectivity. Companies require access to data regarding our nation’s 850 million phone numbers to perform vital day-to-day operations, such as routing, rating, billing and telecommunication network maintenance. However, millions of businesses and consumers switch Service Providers each year. This makes accessing the most recent data critical.
The U.S. Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) is the authoritative source for phone number porting information for all Service Providers in the United States, including wireline, wireless and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers. It can be used by authorized Service Providers and Providers of Telecom-Related Services (PTRS) for routing, rating, billing and network maintenance. In addition, businesses can access and use specific NPAC data for multiple purposes, including:
Eligible businesses, including service providers and PTRS, can do so by subscribing to one or more of the solutions listed below.
Solutions to meet your needs
Each of these solutions has been designed to allow businesses and organizations to access the information they require to perform specific functions. Organizations can subscribe to one or more in order to meet their unique requirements.
PortData Validate: for fraud mitigation and risk assessment
If you are in the fraud mitigation and risk assessment business, you can’t afford to rely on old data to make new decisions. PortData Validate lets you know if your customer recently switched Services Providers, which is a critical indicator to consider before you approve a financial transaction or release private information.
PortData Comply: for marketing, research and TCPA compliance
Does your business have to comply with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and wireless “do not call” laws? PortData Comply is the country’s only authoritative source of the data needed to verify if a telephone number has been ported between wireless and wireline.
PortData Source: for law enforcement and public safety
When verifying a phone number during your investigation, you want to know that your data is updated and accurate. As the nation’s sole authoritative numbering database, PortData Source can help you quickly verify phone number porting history and give you the Service Provider’s Law Enforcement Emergency Contact information.
Authorized NPAC users
There are strict guidelines on how NPAC data can be used. Authorized NPAC users can access data for routing, rating, billing and network maintenance in connection with providing or facilitating the provision of telecommunications services. Authorized service providers include:
Authorized Providers of Telecom-related Services (PTRS), including:
Review the Permitted Uses to learn more.