[Freeswitch-users] whitepages.com

Steven Schoch schoch+freeswitch.org at xwin32.com
Fri Oct 3 21:46:44 MSD 2014

I think I have the answer. I got this message from whitepages.com a while back:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bruce Haedt <proinfo at whitepages.com>
Date: Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Subject: Changes to WhitePages API 1.0 from Mashery - Deprecated on
January 16, 2014

I’d like to thank you for using WhitePages API 1.0 from Mashery. With
the recent launch of our newest API 2.0 for WhitePages PRO, we are
letting you know that as of January 16, 2014 we will be shutting down
the current 1.0 API. I encourage you to transition to the new API.

Our new API now identifies millions more addresses and people that
correspond with mobile phone numbers – providing increased
intelligence about a person’s location information beyond what was
available  previously, helping businesses to better validate
customers’ identities. If you'd like additional query volume please
feel free to reach out to me or pro-sales at whitepages.com.


---------- End Forwarded message ----------

It seems that mod_cidlookup 1.4.9 is still using the WhitePages API
1.0. I believe this API was working later than Jan 16, (it was working
for us as late as June 16) but it doesn't work now.

I checked into upgrading to the WhitePages API 2.0, but here's the
catch: Instead of their free account being rate-limited, as it was in
their API 1.0, it is now limited to 200 queries, after which your
trial is over and you have to upgrade to a paid account.

I'm going to politely ask them for another pricing option to compete
with opencnam.com.


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