LRN Dips help carriers to identify the ownership of any fully qualified telephone number to determine proper routing and jurisdiction.
(PRWEB) April 15, 2013
Dialtel announced today that it is going to start offering an LRN Dipping Service to carriers and service providers to help in lowering the termination cost for outbound voice termination.
LRN Dips help carriers to identify the ownership of any fully qualified telephone number to determine proper routing and jurisdiction. This is extremely important as almost all carriers are now billing based on LRN.
LRN is an acronym for Local Routing Number. The LRN is a 10-digit number following the standards of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP). The LRN is necessary due to the Telecommunications Act of 1996 which allows consumers the freedom to port their phone numbers to new carriers.
When an end user ports a telephone number it could be for a number of reasons. Maybe they moved to a new location or possibly they changed carriers for a better rate. Lets say a customer has a phone number 210-828-XXXX and they decide to move from San Antonio, TX to Los Angeles, CA. They sign up with a new carrier and their old phone number 210-828-XXXX gets ported to Los Angeles, CA. The actual phone number is still 210-828-XXXX but when a carrier calls that phone number they actually get billed for the LRN which could be something like… 310-275-XXXX.
This poses a huge problem for carriers who do not have an LRN Query Service. It is estimated that roughly 50% of the country is now ported. It is imperative that carriers and service providers route and bill their calls accurately. Dialtel’s LRN Dipping Service allows carriers and service providers to do just that.