We have completed adding Scripts support to our txtNation.com website, that includes adding Scripts for Bulk SMS API and HLR Lookup API.

For those wanting access to these simply request from your account or contact us.

After signing up, use these libraries to incorporate into your current systems.

Scriptshlr

Java
PHP
C#/.Net
C++/CLI
VB.NET
ASP
RUBY
NodeJS
Python
Curl

Find all these scripts on GitHub.

 

Scripts for Bulk SMS and HLR Lookup

Read more on our HLR Lookup scripts.

Mobile Billing and Messaging aggregator txtNation today announced they have added further routing in their popular and market-leading HLR Lookup product. txtNation claim to have added several new MNO routes for HLR Lookup. Currently used by SMS aggregators, service providers in mobile billing and messaging, the HLR Lookup service enables real time validity of a mobile number and gives operator identification and roaming information. For SMS aggregators and service providers alike, this improves revenue margins by reducing routing inaccuracies.

Harnessing the power of txtNation’s SMSC and supporting infrastructure, HLR Lookup provides SMS aggregators and service providers with the most detailed mobile number information on the market. txtNation’s vast array of messaging connections to the SS7 mobile signalling network enable full access to operator Home Location Registers (HLRs) for high quality of service.

“With the increasing popularity of mobile number portability (MNP) and routing for bulk sms, it is becoming increasingly important to make sure we have routes into markets where service providers can check a mobile number.” said Michael Whelan, CEO, txtNation. “Quite simply, the more routes the better, for redundancy and price”.

Read more on txtNation’s HLR Lookup and SMS.

20. May 2016 · Write a comment · Categories: hlr

If you have not looked at using HLR Lookup for Premium Billing then look again.

For customers on Wifi, service providers can use HLR to benefit their advertising and save costs.

Why use HLR for Premium Billing?

HLR can save money on acquisition costs by identifying if the service provider should send the opt in (PIN, OTP or Keyword).

Main uses:

Acquisition

Use look up to check network to see if traffic source is on the advertisers cpa.

Use look up to check if number entered is active and if user is valid.

 HLR Lookup for Billing

Once the number is checked using HLR, you can:

Send PIN or keyword information when mobile number is correct.

Send PIN or keyword information when network is correct.

For Bulk routing:

Send PIN or keyword information on best possible bulk route.

For Subscriptions:

You can periodically HLR users to make sure your subscribers are active.

Try our HLR Lookup today.

We have enabled two new Direct MNO Routes on our routing platform to perform HLR Lookups.

The new routes bring the total coverage footprint up to over 800 operator networks in which mobile number lookups, also known as MNP (mobile number portability) checks can be produced.

Our HLR lookup routing is loaded with Direct Operator connects and we use local 3rd party routes, where our Direct MNO coverage does not reach.

 

txtNation Mobile Number Look up Outputs:

Feature Output HLR Lookup Real Time Look Up
Database scrub Error notification Yes Yes
MNP status, Billing & Routing  MCC + MNC Yes Yes
Location Country, Roaming flag No Yes
Subscriber Information Output No Yes
Subscriber Information Portability flag No Yes
Original network status Number range identity No Yes

You can run these services through txtNation’s HLR API or through the online MyHLR web platform.

*For corporate clients with operator use case approval, we can enable Cell-ID, LAC for location or tracking purposes.


In addition to basic MNP queries, we offer a scalable HLR and VLR bolt-on.

Michael Whelan, CEO of txtNation said, “The number of requests for our HLR has grown significantly in the past twelve months. Adding further coverage and precise lookup results has led to more service providers choosing us as their primary for HLR. We added several more direct MNO routes into our platform. This provides us with greater worldwide coverage and gives our customers access to the highest-quality data and MNP listings on the market.”

A key feature differentiating our HLR, is the network-grade infrastructure with multiple data sources queried for each lookup based on cost and quality of reporting.

Our new routes are now immediately available via our HLR API.

Leading SMS Messaging Aggregator, txtNation have announced they have released a new, next generation SMSC in a bid to mix it with the best, in the SMS wholesale market.

Substantial investments over the last year have enabled txtNation to add further functionality and routing options to their messaging services.

txtNation are responsible for terminating hundreds of millions of SMS messages and HLR lookups each month. The new SMSC has been plugged in to their already well established direct mobile operator connections and to improve this growth further they have added a scalable infrastructure that is required to facilitate the high volume of messages.

txtNation SMSC

One of the main reasons for adding the new SMSC was the demand to support SS7 and Sigtran connectivity. These features have now been added with many other new features including an advanced low cost routing platform with flexible service based logic, home routing functionality, multiple improvements across filters and messaging rules, increased monitoring and reporting, pricing control and a focus on reducing network demands; meaning the removal of additional capacity on HLR.

txtNation claim they can now process a throughput in excess of 2000tps via their new SMSC and alongside this they can provide a newly revised fully global A-Z routing table for wholesale clients who demand stable, quality routing and pricing.

Access to the rapid availability of bulk SMS messaging rates from mobile operators globally, is all part of the new interconnection options now available from this set up. All of this extra value meaning the business is in an enviable position to deliver on their promise on high quality global messaging.

Michael Whelan CEO, txtNation commented “Our new SMSC gives us improved throughput and pricing options for our clients internationally across SMS termination and HLR Lookup. Clients can now take advantage of our new features and improved coverage with our wide range of API options.

By skipping messaging partners in the middle and brokering with the telco’s direct, provides our clients with higher throughput, improved service levels and better pricing options.”

txtNation’s proven track record in the industry as a leading aggregator, working in multiple markets and being renowned for SMS termination, has led to much interest from clients.

To coincide with this, a specialist business development team based in Manchester, England is currently being set up, focussing on wholesale SMS messaging with it’s aim to follow on from txtNation’s Enterprise success.

Paul Adams, txtNation Head of Messaging commented, “Earlier this year we decided to make a significant financial investment into our infrastructure with a new SMSC, plugging in our already established forty plus direct mobile operator connections and adding further wholesale routes. To celebrate the launch of our new SMSC we are offering fixed rates for the next couple of months, for those signed up by the 6th October.

We are all looking forward to a very successful 2015, welcoming our new wholesale team and watching them play a major part in our future success.”

txtNation are offering interested businesses the opportunity to test out their new SMSC by emailing wholesale@txtnation.com.

You can find out more about txtNation and it’s mobile messaging by visiting http://www.txtnation.com/about/call/, emailing sales@txtnation.com or calling +44 (0)203 283 8828. Latest news can be found on txtNation’s blog at http://blog.txtnation.com.

txtNation is delighted to announce the addition of IMSI lookups to our existing stable of HLR and other lookup services in select destinations and on a case approval basis. New features provide a new level of detail about the end user’s status allowing you to offer timely, tailored new services of relevance to your customers.

This addition is the most recent of a number of improvements to the features and coverage of our HLR lookup services, which offer amazing global reach and a number of options and price points to suit many use cases.

Our team are on hand to discuss all our options with you, including several APIs that are easy to integrate, allowing you to get started today.

This follows txtNation’s launch of its Enhanced Number Lookup Services. Number lookups allow businesses to clean their data lists, therefore saving money on their SMS marketing and mobile billing.

The heavily updated HLR options from txtNation includes more data sources, including localised data checking to provide the best possible information available in real-time. Businesses can now benefit from updated coverage into more networks globally, with pinpoint accuracy.

If you would like to discuss ways in which your business can benefit from txtNation’s Number Lookup solutions, please contact us. Read more on our HLR Lookup options.

Developers, jump straight in - see our HLR API.

13. June 2014 · Write a comment · Categories: hlr

txtNation has now launched enhanced features to its Mobile Number Lookup services, adding more information and options for clients.

The new features include several new routes to cater for the growing demand and changeability in local network porting. txtNation are using more data sources, localised data checking and more real-time information, allowing businesses to make the most of the number lookup services.

HLR lookups allow businesses to clean their data lists, therefore saving money on their SMS marketing and mobile billing. txtNation now offers different plans, to cater to the needs of businesses.

Feature Output HLR Lookup Real Time Look Up
Database scrub Error notification Yes Yes
MNP status, Billing & Routing  MCC + MNC Yes Yes
Location Country, Roaming flag No Yes
Subscriber Information Output No Yes
Subscriber Information Portability flag No Yes
Original network status Number range identity No Yes

You can run these services through txtNation’s API or through the online MyHLR web platform.

Clients who wish to access number look-up services will need to contact their Account Manager about getting the right credit.

If you would like to discuss ways in which your business can benefit from txtNation’s HLR and MNP solutions, please contact us quoting “HLR new route.” Read more on our HLR Lookup options.

Developers, jump straight in - see our HLR API.

 

txtNation is soon launching enhanced features to its Mobile Number Lookup service, providing more precise Mobile Number Portability (MNP) information and more in-depth lookup queries and outputs.

The MNP market is constantly moving so keeping up with this is no easy task. Over 2.3 billion numbers worldwide now have the potential to be ported and with India and China implementing soon, this figure could grow by another 50%.

txtNation is releasing these new MNP services with several new routes being added to cater for the growing demand and changeability in local network porting. This includes multiple routing options per destination to enable far greater testing for clients.

Improvements to txtNation’s HLR
The heavily updated HLR options from txtNation includes more data sources, including localised data checking to provide the best possible information available in real-time. This latest release also includes updated coverage into more networks globally, with pinpoint accuracy.

This news comes as txtNation grows its messaging services and a recent release of messaging into MytxtNation. On top of these features is the ability to select multiple routes per market on request, giving more customisation and testing options.

Using txtNation Advanced HLR for successful Number Portability Checking
For many years, txtNation has provided a high quality, real time number lookup service to clients all over the world. The approved real time lookup service is the most effective solution to access the information you need. txtNation’s global number look-up service has recently been upgraded to provide access to accurate information, even faster than before.

2 Main Options
txtNation extends Number Portability Lookup, and Real Time Lookup (RTLU)

  • Number Portability Lookup: mix of MNP databases and HLR sources. Data is cached for 10 days. No option to set “nocache” parameter.
  • Real-Time Lookup: direct MNO connections only and all information is from live HLR lookups. On this service you have the possibility to set the “no cache” parameter if you do not wish to receive cached results. This service enables customers to further customize network information, tailoring the response further.
Feature Output HLR Lookup Real Time Look Up
Database scrub Error notification Yes Yes
MNP status, Billing & Routing  MCC + MNC Yes Yes
Location Country, Roaming flag No Yes
Subscriber Information Output No Yes
Subscriber Information Portability flag No Yes
Original network status Number range identity No Yes

These will be able to be run through both txtNation’s API or through the on-line MyHLR web platform.

txtNation’s COO, Ashley Cross, commented “The latest HLR updates are a direct result of the requirements of several of our clients’ expansion with Number Lookup. Localised Number Lookup and our experience in bringing HLR to service providers over many years has made us a trusted provider. Our worldwide tier-one, network quality platform, gives our clients access to high quality, local results.”

The enhanced number look up service will be available later this month. Existing clients who wish to access number look-up services will need to contact their Account Manager about getting the right credit.

If you would like to discuss ways in which your business can benefit from txtNation’s HLR and MNP solutions, please contact us quoting “HLR new route.” Read more on our HLR Lookup options.

Developers, jump straight in - see our HLR API.

3 Ways to Improve your Business with a Mobile Number LookupA Mobile Number Lookup allows you to find out information about a mobile number, including the customer’s location and mobile network. This is performed by a Home Location Register (HLR) lookup.

With a Number Lookup you can save money in many areas of mobile marketing and m-commerce. We look at three specific ways of saving money with a Mobile Number Lookup:

  1. Clean your SMS Marketing List:
    When running an SMS marketing campaign, much like any other marketing campaign, broadcasting to end-users who don’t read the message is a waste of time and money.An HLR Lookup allows you to identify inactive numbers, which can be removed from your list; identify which network the customer is contracted to, allowing you to choose the best route for delivery and identify whether the mobile phone is on or off, meaning you can choose whether or not to send time-sensitive offers to them. An HLR lookup like this can be run through the API or web-based platform.
  1. Reduce failed transactions:
    When offering the ability to pay by mobile, using Premium SMS in the background, once the user’s mobile number is detected or entered, using txtNation’s API, you can run an HLR lookup to see if the number is active and the mobile is turned on.
  1. Increase Success Rates for One Time Password Delivery:
    PIN and OTPs are often not delivered to end-users due to mistakes when entering a mobile number for account verification. You can avoid this issue by introducing HLR Discovery Lookup. This will enable you to verify and validate all your numbers more efficiently and reduce the chance of sending PINs to invalid or inaccurate mobile numbers.Using txtNation’s API, you can verify that their mobile number is valid and their phone is turned on before delivering the OTP / PIN. If the number is not active, you can notify them. This not only saves money on delivery, but offers a better customer experience and reduces drop-off rates.

Our Mobile Number Lookup is available through API and web-based platform. If you would like to discuss how your business can benefit from a mobile number lookup solution, please contact us.

We will be announcing updates to our mobile number lookup solution next week.