Phone Number Insight API
What is Scout?
Scout is an easy to use API that makes it easy to gather useful information about US and Canadian Phone Numbers.
What data is available through the Scout API?
Today’s robocallers are smarter than ever. Scout does not rely on crowd sourcing or government lists, but rather uses live network data and an advanced algorithms to detect robocalls before they’re a major problem. Many competing systems are purely reactive, meaning robocalls are not flagged until they’ve already wreaked havoc. Scout is proactive. Our unique scoring system enables users to filter suspect numbers even before they’ve been reported.
Obtain carrier data that connects each North American phone number to a City, State, LATA, Time Zone, and more.
Determine if the number has been ported and if so, find its LRN.
Determine the Company Name and Type for all North American numbers, even if the number has been ported to a new carrier.
What is Scout useful for?
Optimally route incoming calls using data such as region, risk level, timezone, carrier, and more
Significantly reduce the number robocalls that reach a live agent
Seamlessly integrates with Twilio Call Flows to make it easy to prioritize incoming calls
Learn more about phone numbers that might have been collected from web signups, etc
Validate user input from the web
Improve your Call and SMS message deliverable rates
Track and analyze changes to your own DIDs, for instance if your risk levels increase
Prune and optimally order outbound calling lists
Greatly enhance incomplete CMS data
Reduce fraud by identifying throw away numbers and shady carriers
Help choose high quality Phone Numbers when buying in bulk
Modern Phones Still Use The Legacy Phone System
Even in today’s world of mobile, VoIP, and burner phones, in order to connect to the telephone network, every phone number must be associated with an actual, physical switch.
Dependable Authoritative Data
Scout sources government and other authoritative data, as opposed to commercial and crowd-sourced data, to provide reliable intelligence on each request. As a result, all valid numbers should return a minimum of country, state, and city info.
Advanced Algoritms and Machine Learning
Scout uses real-time data from carrier partners as well as advanced heuristics to determine the risk level of a phone number even before it starts robodialling.