Service Control Point Owners/Operators (SCP O/Os) are neither guided by the TFNRegistry™ Functions Tariff nor required to be a Resp Org, but instead are required to sign a contract with Somos, Inc. in order to receive updates from the TFNRegistry™. This allows for the free-flow of pertinent information regarding the business and technical aspects of connecting to the TFNRegistry as an SCP O/O.
However, instead of becoming an SCP O/O, another newer alternative is gaining access to Somos' RouteLink®. RouteLink is a service that provides direct access to authoritative Toll-Free routing data. Subscribers to this service receive a local copy of the Toll-Free routing data from the TFNRegistry, which is constantly updated in near-real-time through an Application Programming Interface (API) connection. RouteLink is easier to establish, faster and more reliable to receive the call routing data from the TFNRegistry. If you would like to find out more, click here.