UK HLR Lookup

We are pleased to announce an update to our HLR Lookup service (Home Location Register) for UK networks enabling full coverage. This update is coming soon, we recommend consulting with us now in order to benefit from this improved service from the first day of going live.

HLR lookups for UK networks have been fraught with problems for quite some time, with lookups going via official network sanctioned routes and methods being precluded from MSISDN’s belonging to Vodafone UK at their request.

Some HLR lookups to Vodafone UK have been offered by others, but this has either been ‘cached’ data so often out of date and certainly does not offer live results or has been mixed among existing outbound SMS traffic which of course is not sanctioned by the networks, so falls outside of the terms of service which in turn leads to a volatile service.

The World Text HLR Lookup service will be one of the few officially sanctioned lookup routes for not only Vodafone UK, but for HLR Lookups directed towards EE (T-Mobile and Orange for those of use who still haven’t caught on!) which currently has the largest subscriber base in the UK by quite some margin.

To clarify, both Vodafone and EE lookups will only be network sanctioned via official approved routes and methods – make sure your current service will allow for this to ensure continuity!

The following networks are confirmed as having live data HLR Lookup coverage using the new service coming soon:

  • Vodafone
  • EE (Everything Everywhere)
  • T-Mobile
  • Orange
  • O2
  • Three
  • and all MVNO’s on any of the above networks

Data returned as standard for lookups will be the status of the handset (i.e. OK, Absent Subscriber etc.) and the MCC / MNC.

Further information is heavily restricted for obvious reasons which will help reduce SMS fraud and spoofing – this can nothing but help stabilise our industry!

For further information please contact us.