How to know country and service provider of a Phone Number using Python in Windows?

Everybody is familiar with the application True Caller that helps in tracking down mobile user details like the name of the user and the service providing company. This application is creating wonders in helping people track down suspicious calls as well as important ones. This is necessary because, in today’s world where there is theft, conspiracy, and other sorts of crimes happening, the True Caller app can somewhat help in getting the clue as to what happened by getting the caller details of the suspect and the sufferer.

Many other applications are also out there that help in doing the same task and allow users to keep a note on who is calling and when. But what if, the same thing can be done with the help of coding??

Yes, it may sound a little weird that a person is coding to get the details of the caller but the fact is all these mobile tracking apps are built on top of robust codes and we cannot deny it. So, today I will be guiding you as to how to code the tracking operation using our user-friendly language Python. There is a third-party library with the name of Phone Numbers wherein provision of tracking down the details of the user is possible that is, getting the country details from where the call is made, getting the service provider details, and many more. For more details, you can visit the API section of this library in pypi.org. So, without wasting more time let’s discuss the details of this API:

Installation

The installation can be done either through Anaconda or Python depending upon what is available in your system. The steps are written keeping in mind that you have Python or Anaconda in the system.

By Normal Python

  1. Open Command Prompt and type Python. If it throws no error then Python is there in the system and you are ready to go to the next step.
  2. Again in the Command Prompt type pip and if it throws no error then pip is there within your system.
  3. Now type pip install phonenumbers. Once done then open your Jupyter notebook or any other text editor and import it using import phonenumbers and then from phonenumbers import geocoder followed by from phonenumbers import carrier.

By Anaconda

  1. Open Command Prompt and check for the availability of Anaconda and pip by typing conda and pip one by one. If no error is there then everything is available.
  2. The next step is to create a virtual environment in Anaconda. For this, you can do conda create –n yourenvname.
  3. Once the environment is created just type conda activate yourenvname and the environment will be activated.
  4. Now just do pip install phonenumbers and wait for the download to finish.
  5. Now open your code IDE and type import phonenumbers and then from phonenumbers import geocoder followed by from phonenumbers import carrier.

Working Steps

The working steps are depicted as a pictorial representation to give you an idea of how to use it in a code editor. Hereunder the code CH means the Country History and RO mean the Registered Service Provider Organization and they are necessary to be put in the code.

 know country and service provider of a Phone Number using Python

Conclusion

So, this is the way to get phone number related details using Python. Go and avail of the benefits of this amazing library. Check the official website of pypi.org for more details regarding this API as what else you can do with this.

 

 

 

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