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What Happens To Your Old Phone Number?

Have you ever wondered what happens to your old phone number after you have changed to a new number or got a new mobile phone contract? People change their mobile phone number for various reasons; whether it is due to a technical issue, change of network, or a simple dislike for the number. Whatever the…

Mobile Number Portability MNP

New Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Feature

Latest update on our new feature Mobile Number Portability (MNP) – this is a service which has been requested many times over the last few years by a wide variety of customers. To activate the Mobile Number Portability feature on your account and to find out more information, contact our support team who we’ll be able to set this up for you.

10 Best Practices to Manage & Clean your Phone Number Database

Manage and clean your phone number database with our 10 best practices in our latest blog post. The main gist is to verify correct data entry, standardise it, validate it, and finally scrub and clean your phone number database for any duplicates.  Bulk phone number cleaning removes dead numbers from your existing data set. By…

Can HLR Give A Phone’s Location? No! Stop Asking

When I first started working at in customer care, I was introduced to the Live Chat software we used and was told that if anyone from Indonesia got in touch, it would be to ask for the location of a mobile phone “Can HLR give a phone’s location?”. At the time it seemed an…

How does HLR lookup work?

How do HLR Lookups work?

This ‘How do HLR lookups work?’ post is part of our technical blog series. Grab a copy of our telecoms acronym glossary, and a good cup of tea to help you through it. I won’t get too in-depth, I promise! How do HLR lookups work? What is HLR? A HLR is a Home Location Register,…

Number Porting

What is Number Porting?

With the introduction of our new HLR Lookup APIv2, I would like to take the time to explore one of its new features ‘number porting’ in more detail. Not only is HLR lookup APIv2 bigger, faster, and stronger (we have the technology), but we now provide your business with additional information. One new feature is…

HLR Lookup

What is a HLR Lookup?

This post is part of our beginner blog series that simplifies parts of the mobile phone network. Keep an eye out for other technical posts in our blog. What is a HLR Lookup? HLR Definition HLR stands for Home Location Register. The Home Location Register (HLR) is a database that is hosted by each mobile…


HLR lookup API v2 has dropped

As the champagne corks thump the ceiling and our development team breathe a collective sigh of contented relief, our next-level API goes live.

Telecom Acronyms Glossary

Telecom Acronyms and Infrastructure Glossary

We love a good acronym in the telecoms world. Unfortunately, this makes a lot of technology difficult to follow, so we have provided a shortlist of telecoms acronyms you might see when researching HLR lookups. For an understanding of what the infrastructure looks like when you use a mobile phone, it’s good to have a…

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