270 million casualties
1995, over 270 million telephone numbers have been affected
by area code changes.
Every company is faced with this problem. It quietly gnaws
away at staff productivity, costing millions of hours a
year behind the scenes, until somebody realizes that the
problem can be resolved almost instantly.
The PhoneSeal Solution
PhoneSeal is the premier software for repairing phone and fax numbers in files or databases for American and Canadian phone numbers, regardless of cost. As well, Phoneseal Desktops, free downloads with no adware, are the only products available for checking individual numbers, a secretary's dream.
PhoneSeal's customers include the Who's Who of American business. In tests conducted by very large customers during their evaluation process, PhoneSeal has consistently outperformed the very best external correction services at a fraction of the cost. And your files never need to leave home!
Unique Features of PhoneSeal
See our Features & Benefits page
for detailed descriptions.
- Ambiguous number lists -- sometimes, an area split is done in the same place
where an area code split was done already. Sometimes, there are even
more than two involved. PhoneSeal has a program called PreCleaner
which identifies your ambiguous numbers so you can clean them out of your
list before running PhoneSeal Corrector. In this case, PhoneSeal will tell you all
of the possible new area codes. Our Advanced/Professional products
have additional features to address this, see below.
Note: If any other area code correction
company tells you their product is so good, it doesn't have to deal
with ambiguous numbers, run away! Ambiguous numbers are a built-in part
of the area code problem. Every area code correction product must
do something about them. Read our page
about ambiguous numbers for more.
- Simple batch processing -- enables you to set up PhoneSeal
for multiple files/databases, which you can run all at once.
- "Time Traveler" date based correction -- Our Advanced and Professional products
can substantially reduce the number of "ambiguous" numbers that
you have -- and turn them into properly corrected numbers --
by using date fields in your data. If you know the exact date
a number was good, the number can always be corrected. If you
have fields that can put an upper or lower bound on the date
of the number, you can greatly improve your odds of getting the
- "ZipChecker" zip code verification -- This improves your
correction accuracy even more. This feature uses a zip code
field in your data. PhoneSeal knows which possible area codes
(and yes there are sometimes more than one) can occur in
each zip code. This feature applies to the Adavanced and Professional
- Incongruency checking -- This combines the
number-based and zip-code based validation. The incongruency
check compares PhoneSeal's area code split database,
PhoneSeal zip code database with the phone number and zip
code from your data. If the three don't match up,
it means one of the three is wrong. We originally
put in this feature as a "reality check" on our data.
We've found our data is very accurate. However, if you
find an incongruency that you think indicates an error
in our data, send it to us and we will investigate it.
Usually, however, this means an error in your data -- it
usually means that you have an address for one company office,
but a phone or fax number for a different office.
Or, if dealing with residential customers, it usually means
that the person moved, but their phone number record
was not updated along with the address. Many companies
find PhoneSeal's ability to find these broken records
valuable all by itself.
Analyze your files, free
PhoneSeal's free Analyzers work just like the real thing. They provide you with accurate information on how many of your telephone numbers need correction, and provide sample reports based on your files.
There are three PhoneSeal Analyzers. Standard for small to intermediate, reasonably well maintained files; Advanced for those horror story files that have you waking in a cold sweat in the middle of the night, and Professional for those horror stories of epic proportions.
When you have decided which PhoneSeal suite meets your needs, you can download the software, and pay for it over the web. Or you can send us a purchase order.
Free Desktop Software
The PhoneSeal Desktops are free. There is no adware, and no gotcha's. Our gift to you. Enjoy!
Do Not Call Registry Liability
If you do telemarketing, PhoneSeal can help you reduce your risk
of Do Not Call liability. Here's where your risk comes from:
Suppose you are a good citizen, you obey the law, you scrub all the numbers on
the "Do Not Call" Registry from your telemarketing list.
Then, suppose one of your salespeople
has an old phone number from the list. They
dial the number, and, since it's old and has an old area code, it doesn't work
or rings the wrong person. Then your salesperson realizes that
the number should have a new area code.
They fix the number themself, dial it, and, "Hello! You can't dial this
number. We're on the Do Not Call Registry!" All of a sudden, you're
liable for a huge fine, even though you tried to do everything right.
The solution: Run PhoneSeal on your list before you do
your Do-Not-Call scrubbing.
What You Need To Do Next
- Read about the area code problem and the area code correction process.
The How Area Code Correction works page is a good starting
- Read about the three PhoneSeal product suites: Standard, Advanced,
and Professional. The Features and Benefits page is a good
starting point. You might also want to read the Tutorial to get an idea what
the programs are like to use.
- Download and install the Analyzer product that corresponds to the PhoneSeal
Software Suite you think you might want to buy: Analyzer Standard, Analyzer
Advanced, or Analyzer Professional.
- Run the Analyzer. Analyzer will tell you how many numbers
need to be corrected. Analyzer will show you how big -- or small -- an area code
problem you have. If you see that most of your numbers are good,
then you know you don't have a problem. On the other hand, if Analyzer
says a lot of your numbers need correction, then you know you have
a problem, and need to purchase the full PhoneSeal product. If you don't
have an area code problem, we're not going to sell you an area code
- If you decide to purchase, once you have decided which PhoneSeal
product suite is the right one for you, then you need to download,
install, and register your product. The download/install process
is the same for the full suite as the Analyzer. After the install,
you enter the registration code that we send you after you
purchase. (If you purchase online, the registration code is sent automatically
from our e-commerce partner SWREG).
- Finally, if you want to keep your numbers up to date, we
recommend you subscribe to the update service.
The bulk your corrections will occur on the first correction.
However, there are still some area code splits every year.
The Features & Benefits page explains in detail the differences
in features between PhoneSeal Standard, PhoneSeal Advanced, and PhoneSeal Professional.
The Pricing page lists the prices and explains the purchase
process for each program. Be sure to run Analyzer Standard, Analyzer Advanced,
or Analyzer Professional on your data first, to make sure you have an area
code problem and the product will meet your needs.
entry level answer
Standard is economically designed for small files and maximum
PhoneSeal Advanced has all the features of Phoneseal Professional,
but it processes data less rapidly.
Fortune 500 solution
PhoneSeal Professional not only knows every area
code split since 1990. It has a secondary information base that
can verify the changes by Zip code, and processes hundreds of
thousands of records per minute.