Routing Options

Routes are individual links to the SS7 network. Use the performance optimized default routing or specify custom routes for each HLR lookup request via the API or web interface. Access a pool of routing options and receive lookup results from a variety of mobile network operators.

HLR Routes

HLR Lookups provides redundant routing options to maximize global connectivity. Each route implements their unique set of global titles for access to the SS7 network. Our system automatically selects the best route for your queries but you can enforce your favorite route by setting the route parameter in the API or web interface. Talk to your account manager about customization and automatic routing.

Inspect our connectivity stats to identify the best route for your target destinations.

RouteStatusLive SignalMCCMNCIMSI*MSC*PortedRoaming*Sync APIAsync API
IP1UPLive HLR + MNP (Hybrid) **YesYesNoYesYesYesYes
SV3UPLive HLRYesNoYesYesYesYesNo
IP4UPLive HLR + MNP (Hybrid) **YesYesNoYesYesYesYes
NT7UPLive HLRYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
DV8UPLive HLRYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
MS9UPLive HLRYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
E10 (Default)UPLive HLRYesNoNoYesYesYesYes
PTXUPMNP OnlyYesNoNoYesNoYesYes
V11UPLive HLRYesNoNoYesYesYesYes

* Availability depends on the target network operator.
** Hybrid routes fall back to mobile number portability (MNP) queries when no HLR connection can be established.

Number Type Lookup Routes (NT)

Number type lookups detect whether given phone numbers belong to landline, mobile, VoIP, premium rate, or other numbering ranges.

RouteStatusNumber TypeRegionTime ZoneOriginal CarrierOriginal MCCMNCSync APIAsync API
LC1 (Default)UPYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

Mobile Number Portability Lookup Routes (MNP)

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Lookups provide a cost-effective alternative to HLR lookup queries if your primary goal is to extract the current MCCMNC of a given mobile phone number and pinpoint the original and current networks.

RouteStatusLive SignalMCCMNCIMSI*MSC*PortedRoaming*Sync APIAsync API
PTXUPMNP OnlyYesNoNoYesNoYesYes