making number portability possible
What makes it possible for customers in the United States to keep their phone numbers when switching communications service providers? It’s a secure and efficient central platform called the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC), which is managed by iconectiv in its role as the country’s Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA).
While NPAC access is available exclusively to service providers and providers of telecom-related services, there are certain key number portability data elements available for law enforcement and public safety, WDNC compliance and fraud mitigation and risk assessment activities.
- PortData Source is for law enforcement and public safety agencies that need to verify the service provider of record and porting history of telephone numbers, as well as to identify law enforcement points of contact at each service provider.
- PortData Comply is for businesses that must verify when a telephone number changes between wireline and wireless in order to comply with TCPA regulations and Wireless Do Not Call requirements.
- PortData Validate is for businesses that rely on phone number data to protect consumers, assess risk and mitigate fraud.