I was talking to a company today that does “voicemail drops” (so they don’t actually call you, they just drop a message into your voicemail.
We were discussing how nice it would be if you could know who the carrier was and/or where the respondent was located.
I mentioned that I’d learned some years ago that the prefix / Exchange was tied to a given carrier and that we should be able to reverse-engineer the information pretty easily.
In this video I walk through how to automate the process and, quickly ,extract the information from the web page.
Here is the article I mentioned during the video and below is the video and script I wrote (I realized after recording the video I could have done w/o the loop. Take a look at the script below…
Video Walk Through: Detecting Carrier Type, Company and Location from Phone Number
Detecting Carrier Type, Company and Location from Phone Number
Use the following for a webpage post: