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Old 09-26-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Does anyone know of a free or lost cost (penny or two per query) web service that I can use to look up a phone number via an HTTP request that includes the business name and city?

I need to do this inside of a script, so a regular site like yellowpages.com or whatever isn't going to work - ideally I'd like to get the results in XML format.

TIA
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:29 AM
 
Location: North of the Cow Pasture and South of the Wind Turbines
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I Googled these words and got a bunch of results...

xml free Phone Number Lookup
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Originally Posted by BovinaCowHateWindTurbines View Post
I Googled these words and got a bunch of results...

xml free Phone Number Lookup
Me too... Most of them are for reverse lookups - that's not what I needed.

I ended up just script-scraping one of the yellow pages sites. The project I needed it for was limited in time and volume of queries, so skirting netiquette was acceptable this time.
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