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  • Screen from 1 to 50,000 numbers
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TPS check before you call

Batch TPS Check is the easy and fast way to find out if the lists of numbers you’re wishing to call are registered with the UK Telephone Preference Service (TPS) for consumers or Corporate Telephone Preference Service (CTPS) for businesses.

As licensees of the TPS and CTPS we hold a full copy of both registers which are downloaded and updated every day.
Just copy and paste your list of telephone numbers and get the screening result in seconds!

The service checks your telephone numbers against both the TPS and CTPS registers. By checking both do not call lists simultaneously you are only charged one credit for each number checked.

Call a TPS or CTPS registered phone number by mistake, and you could be facing legal action and even a fine. Plus, you’ll irritate your potential customers before you even start selling to them.

Batch TPS Check is provided by Selectabase Ltd, independent experts in direct marketing and providers of a wide range of business and consumer lists.

FAQ’s

How many numbers can I check with Batch TPS Check?

You can check up to 50,000 records per submission.

You only get charge 1 credit per record that looks like a telephone number (i.e. contains at least 10 digits). Empty rows, records too short or only containing non numerical characters are ignored.
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What is Telephone Preference Service (TPS)?

The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is a list of consumers (including Sole Traders and Partnerships, except in Scotland) who have registered their wish not to receive unsolicited direct marketing calls. It is a legal requirement that companies do not make such calls to numbers registered on the TPS. The original legislation was introduced in May 1999. It has subsequently been updated and now the relevant legislation is the Privacy and Electronic (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. Companies who are reported to the TPS for breach of the above regulation are included in a monthly report sent to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) the body responsible for enforcement.
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What is Corporate Telephone Preference Service (CTPS)?

The Corporate Telephone Preference Service has been set up following the publication by DTI of the new Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2004. The new Regulations will come into force on 25 June 2004 and will amend the existing Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. The new Regulations mean that it is unlawful for someone in business (including charities or other voluntary organisations) to make unsolicited sales and marketing calls to a telephone number allocated to a corporate subscriber if that corporate subscriber has either told that business or organisation that do not want to receive such calls or has registered the number with the Corporate TPS that they do not wish to receive such calls from any business or organisation.
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Who needs to comply with the TPS regulations?

All those in business (including charities and voluntary organisations) who make direct marketing telephone calls to Individuals. Both ‘cold’ lists and customer lists should be checked against the Telephone Preference Service register before calls are made, to ensure compliance with the Regulations. This is in addition to checking such lists against in-house “do not call” lists. There is an exception to the above and that is where Individuals have already indicated to the calling business or organisation that they do not object to direct marketing telephone calls.
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Who enforces the Regulations?

The Information Commissioner’s Office. The Telephone Preference Service itself will investigate initial complaints made to it by anyone whose registration has not prevented a call, which it should have done, but the Information Commissioner’s Office will determine any action for breach of the Regulations.

The Telephone Preference Service Ltd which administers the Telephone Preference Service register – is a subsidiary company of the Direct Marketing Association (UK) Ltd which OFCOM has appointed to manage the opt-out registers.
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Which Selectabase checking service is most suitable for me?

Batch TPS Check – Simply copy and paste a list of phone numbers (up to 50,000 at a time), submit and the results are displayed in seconds. Alternatively, download the free Desktop TPS Check software to screen full lists within Excel. No contracts or tie-ins, start with 25 free credits and then pay as you go.

Single Number TPS Check – Just type in any UK telephone number to instantly check its status before you dial. Enter and check one number at a time against the ‘do not call’ lists. Perfect for quick on-the-spot checks. Use as much or as little as you like for just £20 per month. Cancel anytime.

Advanced TPS Solutions – If you need to integrate a simple TPS checking facility into your internal dialler system or CRM, speak to a member of our team about our easy-to-use web API. The API is JSON based and only requires you to call a specific URL to get an instant result.

If you are unsure which service to use you can contact our team of experienced customer service advisers during office hours on 01304 383838.
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How often do I need to check telephone numbers?

As frequently as is necessary to ensure that nobody protected by the Regulations, who has registered with either of the registers 28 days or more previously, is contacted.
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Are there any other 'do not call' registers?

Selectabase include TPS and CTPS. These are the only official ‘do not call’ registers. There are various organisations offering registration to other services that they claim will stop unsolicited calls. They may be commercial companies offering services for which they charge a fee and some may be fraudulent. TPS is not associated to any of these companies and Selectabase only include the official TPS and CTPS registers.
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What if I enter a number which contains an international code or non-numerical characters?

The Batch TPS Check tool can screen numbers starting with +44, 0044, 0 or without a leading 0. Any non-numerical characters contained in the cell will be stripped before being screened, i.e. (01304) 123-456 is seen as 01304123456. Web TPS Check will also strip any longer numbers to the first 11 digits only, i.e. 013041234567891011 is seen as 01304123456.
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Do market research calls require TPS checking?

Genuine research calls are not deemed as direct marketing and do not need to be checked against TPS as they generally relate to information gathering or seeking of opinions whereas the purpose of a direct marketing call would be to sell or market a product or service. The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) aims to reduce live direct marketing calls and is unable to stop calls from organisations who are conducting research. You cannot make a sales/marketing call under the guise of a market research call! All sales and marketing calls require a TPS check before calling.

The Market Research Society (MRS) has a code of conduct which all its members must comply with. Their details are:

Market Research Society (MRS)
15 Northburgh Street, London
EC1V 0JR
Tel: 02074904911
Fax: 02074900608
Web: www.mrs.org.uk

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How can I buy credits for Batch TPS Check?

You can buy prepaid credits from our website. Alternatively you can call our team of experienced customer service advisers during office hours on 01304 383838.
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What payment methods are available?

You can purchase your Web TPS Check credits online or by telephone using a payment card.
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Who can I speak to about Batch TPS Check?

You can call our experienced customer service team during office hours on 01304 383838.
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How Does it Work?

  1. Complete the short form
    on the left, order 25 FREE test credits.
  2. Copy & paste your numbers to our online form.
  3. Get the screening results in seconds!

Purchase optional extra credits depending upon the amount of extra numbers you wish to check. Credits are valid for a full 12 months from the date ordered and can be drawn down as you need.

For your protection the service checks your telephone numbers against both the TPS and CTPS registers.

Each check costs a single credit.

Download the free Desktop TPS Check software to screen full lists within Excel. Compatible with Windows 7, 8, and 10 and Excel versions 2003-2016:

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