Reverse Lookup of telephone numbers can provide address and name information
to assist customers in filling out shopping carts, verify shipping addresses,
and confirm identity. This is a very under-used application of these public
phone book services.
NPA NXX lookup utility on the net. Provides detailed rate center, wire center,
and carrier information.
Newton replies: An impressive volumn of information in the free online
lookup. Prices for the database range from $70
Adding "phonebook:" to the start of a search accesses phone number data collected
by Google. There is no API (last time we checked) but the returned data is
in a very simple format: Just strip HTML and the address immediately follows
the phone number in (xxx) xxx-xxxx format. The name is just before the number.
and Area Codes. Forward and reverse. Partial matches ok. Nice job. See also
city (sort of) and state from area code and prefix.
The look-up gives users the ability to find information on any area code/exchange
(NPA/NXX) in the North American Numbering Plan, including the associated
rate center and wire center city names, vertical and horizontal coordinates,
the LATA number, CLLI information, services available from the central office,
and whether the NPA/NXX is an AT&T Point-of-Presence (POP).
Area code / prefix to city / area lookup
XML feeds start at $50/mo
http://www.acxiom.com/ The actual source
of the data used by Superpages, InfoSpace, MapInfo, YellowBook, Yp.net, Allpages,
inter800, Kivera, go2net, usadata, jahl, lycos, aquacosm, and InfoNow.
a demo of how public online phone books can be used to lookup address data.
how data retrieved from an online phone book can be integrated into a shopping
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