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Device Status API

The Device Status API makes it possible to check the roaming status of a specific SIM-based device by using events from the operator networks.

This solution enables you to control your resource management during international roaming more securely.

What can it be used for?

By integrating this API you can enhance the user experience by enabling, for example, personalised offers for travel services, besides improving security by rapidly identifying and addressing potentially fraudulent SIM card locations.
Moreover, Device Status’s Unified API Access feature ensures that you can access the network capabilities of the different carriers via a single, standardised interface.

Improved user experience

Device Status enables companies to offer customised services. For example, the travel-related applications can use the data provided by the API to offer valuable information, including currency exchange rates and data package recommendations, to users visiting foreign countries. It improves the user experience and increases customer loyalty.

Cost optimisation

With the information provided by Device Status you can implement cost-saving measures, establish data routing rules and inform customers of profitable roaming options. Companies can thus effectively reduce the international roaming charges for their customers and enhance their range of services.

Fraud detection and prevention

By integrating this API you can integrate information into developments capable of triggering fraud alerts to identify and mitigate suspicious activities. It can automatically flag and respond to anomalies such as unusual SIM location changes and patterns, thereby improving application security. The above benefits both developers and users.

Simplified integration

As it’s a standardised API, you can integrate the Device Status service into your applications without the need for customised implementations for each carrier. This simplifies the development process and reduces the time to market.

Unified access to telco capabilities

The standardised API provides uniform access to other telco functions, such as whether or not a user is roaming, via a single interface. This ensures consistency and versatility across different carriers and markets.

A better development experience

The standardised Device Status API is designed for developers. It offers a rich and seamless development experience to enable the creation of applications with advanced capabilities.

Use cases

Transportation & logistics Media, entertainment & XR ICT Services

Avoid unexpected roaming charges

When it comes to managing mobile phone costs, every penny counts. The Device Status API facilitates real-time monitoring of the roaming status of your SIM card, ensuring that you never receive unpleasant surprises via your phone bill. This allows you to manage your data usage and explore cost-effective roaming options during a trip.

APIs used

More secure banking transactions with Daycoval and Vivo, integrating Device Status API.
Transportation & logistics Media, entertainment & XR ICT Services

Effective connection with users in roaming status

Integrating the Device Status API enables companies and government bodies to maintain an effective connection with their users in roaming status. As they can verify the SIM roaming status of their users, they can send alerts and share relevant information in a timely manner, thus ensuring that their messages reach the right recipients. This maintains an open line of communication with users for sharing vital information and important updates.

APIs used

Effective connection with users in roaming status integrating Device Status API.
Financial services & insurance

Mitigation of fraud

Preventing and addressing fraudulent activities during banking transactions is key to a successful user experience. Device Status can detect and mitigate fraud in transactions that involve suspicious SIM cards potentially in roaming status. This increases the security of the transactions and guarantees the integrity of the users’ data.

APIs used

Mitigation of fraud integrating Device Status API.
Transportation & logistics Media, entertainment & XR ICT Services

Collecting valuable data from users in roaming status

Understanding users’ behaviour in their home country and beyond is key to enabling companies to improve their services and identifying emerging trends. The Device Status API can collect these data, which reveal, for example, the most popular travel destinations among users, peak times of activity, preferences for certain services and applications and usage discrepancies between different regions, in order to enrich services and improve the user experience.

APIs used

Collecting valuable data from users in roaming status integrating Device Status API.

Case studies

Financial services & insurances

More secure banking transactions

Daycoval is one of the best-known financial institutions in Brazil, with assets totalling over 13 billion dollars. Thanks to Open Gateway, it’s teamed up with Vivo, Telefónica’s carrier in Brazil, to explore the benefits that telco APIs can bring by enhancing the user experience in its digital services, such as increasing the security of its users’ banking transactions. By integrating the Device Status API it’s possible to ask the network to verify the location of a user’s SIM card and detect whether he/she is in roaming status. This information provides Daycoval with greater control over risks and increases its customers’ peace of mind.

The solution permits Daycoval to reinforce fraud prevention in its banking products by requesting the location of a user’s SIM card, once the customer’s prior consent has been received.

More secure banking transactions with Daycoval and Vivo, integrating Device Status API.

Related APIs

Under CAMARA project
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Device Location Verification API

It verifies the geographical location of a given SIM-based device and validating whether it’s within a requested geographical area without spoofing or GPS theft. This allows to enable services or allow transactions in a safer way.

Data-driven marketing Financial services & insurance ICT Services Transport & logistics Location
Under CAMARA project
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SIM Swap API

Allows to integrate SIM swap detection and management functionality based on data from the carriers network. This facilitates the protocols and security measures of any service to be adjusted quickly and proportionately.

Social & customer engagement Financial services & insurance ICT Services Identity
Under CAMARA project
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Number Verification API

Provides a mechanism to automatically verify whether a user is interacting via a device that has a SIM card associated with a certain phone number (MSISDN). This means that the user doesn´t have to enter any kind of credential or one-time password (OTP).

E-commerce & retail Financial services & insurance Media, entertainment & XR Identity
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Device Status API

Start integrating the Device Status API into your applications and access the network’s capabilities in real time.

How to start

Follow these steps to gain access to the Device Status API:

CHOOSE A PARTNER

Select a suitable Channel Partner or aggregator that offers integration with the Open Gateway API to meet your needs. Contact an expert for more information on the availability of Channel Partners or to become a new Open Gateway partner.

SIGN UP

In order to use Open Gateway products, you must register on the chosen Partners and carriers platform.

ACCESS DEVICE STATUS

Once you’ve signed up with your credentials, you’ll be able to access the Device Status API of the registered carriers, making calls to the API via your chosen Channel Partner gateway.

REVIEWING PRIVACY POLICIES

Some Open Gateway products require end-user consent for developers to access the carriers network capabilities on their behalf.

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Device Status API

Start integrating the Device Status API into your apps and access network capabilities in real time.

As a developer, you will be able to consume this API either by using the HTTP protocol to perform requests to its standard Camara version on the API exposure platform of your provider of choice (availability will be indicated soon) or by integrating in your app the SDKs provided by those, which will make it simpler for you to authenticate, perform operations and handle results in the same programming language you are using.

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Device Status API

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FAQs

The CAMARA Device Status API is a standardised API that enables developers to integrate information on whether a device is in roaming status or not.

CAMARA, the open source project led by the Linux Foundation in partnership with the GSMA, is seeking to universalise network APIs under the same standards for all telecommunications companies.

The GSMA plays a key role in setting quality of service standards and guidelines, ensuring consistency and interoperability among all telecommunications companies that have joined the Open Gateway project.

The potential applications of the Device Status Roaming API include identifying fraud during global transactions, personalising services for users in roaming status and drawing up strategic reports on the behaviour of users in roaming status.

Yes, by identifying a user’s roaming status companies can personalise his/her experience, offer relevant services and guarantee optimal connectivity during the roaming.

Yes, the Device Status API typically provides real-time information on the roaming status of mobile devices, facilitating decision-making based on current data.

Yes, by detecting a device’s roaming status, the Device Status API enables companies to take measures to avoid costly international roaming charges, e.g. notifying users or automatically disconnecting services.

The personalisation of services for users in roaming status improves customer retention through customised experiences, cost management, the prevention of huge bills and increased relevance, benefits that promote satisfaction and loyalty.

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Device Status API

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