Tracesmart, a major leader in online electoral roll search facilities, announced they have been granted the licence to hold the directory enquires database in house and have fully integrated it into their services. The database, also known as OSIS, has already been incorporated into their online people search facility and is housed within their secure data centre. The list contains all listed telephone numbers in the UK and will improve the speed at which people can obtain telephone numbers for a missing person such as a lost friends or relatives.
Previously British Telecomm was the only organisation to hold a database of phone listings, with the exception of other licensed phone operators. This meant that many residential numbers were being left out, and as a result it was decided that changes were needed. In 1999 a subdivision of BT, The Directory Solutions Unit (DSU) was set up as an independent body to oversee the collection of listings from numerous sources including BT, cable companies and mobile phone providers. To date the DSU oversee OSIS and provide database licence holders a daily file update of between 30,000-100,000 new, deleted or amended records.
Obtaining accurate telephone numbers when carrying out a people search is an essential tool that allows for instant communication with lost friends or relatives – therefore the OSIS data offers Tracesmart’s customers better value for money as they won’t have to waste time or money using outdated contact details.
Increasing performance is a key part of Tracesmart’s commitment to its customer base as Mike Trezise, Managing Director of Tracesmart, commented, ‘I know firsthand how utilising accurate data is paramount for successfully finding people and as such Tracesmart constantly aims to supply its customers with accurate, instantly accessible data in order to ensure they get the results they need when trying to find relatives find relatives or friends. As a company we are committed to constantly upgrading and improving our service offerings and new data acquisition is a key part of this process.’