All three services return the same data, but:
- Text@ is for USA/Canadian phone numbers only, and when using it, the country code of "1" is optional.
- Carrier247 (International) is for international phone numbers, and you must include the country code. Also, we do not have SMS and MMS Gateway addresses for many international carriers, and the ones that we do have are mostly unverified.
- Carrier247 (USA) is exactly the same as Text@. We just provide two ways to access it, because in the past, some customers who just want to find out the carrier name have had trouble finding the service they need because the name Text@ does not mention carrier, and those who want to send texts may not think to use the Carrier service.
Note: Due to regulations in Canada, we cannot provide local number portability data for Canadian numbers to customers unless they get approval from the Canadian Local Number Portability Consortium (CLNPC).