If you want to lookup an unknown phone number there are several options available to you, but before we get into that, let’s look at some situations and how you benefit from a reverse phone search…
There are many reasons and situation in your life where you will benefit from doing a reverse search on a phone number. Whether you are being pranked by unknown callers or needing to find an address from only a phone number a reverse search will get the job done. I will show you how easy it is to run a reverse lookup on a phone number and get the information you need in minutes.
Thanks to the internet, the process of manually searching through reverse directories has been compartmentalized and automated with massive electronic databases. You might be asking yourself ” does a reverse phone search really work?” The answer is “Yes it does.” And what’s more, I will show you how it works and how easy it really is.
How to do a phone number reverse search.
When you first do a reverse search on a phone number you will be searching for either a landline or cell phone number. A reverse lookup for both of these is similar in principle but they have different databases where their information is stored. Let’s look at each one separately.
Reverse search on a landline
There are a few ways that you can run a reverse number search on a landline using the internet. The first and most obvious is to use “Google” or your preferred search engine. Just type in the word “phonebook” into the search query box and then followed by the ten digit phone number you want to trace.
You should get some matches broken down by state and city with the names and addresses of the owners displayed for you. If you are using Google, your search will also come with a map so you can exactly pinpoint the address of the phone number. Luckily for you most search engines have huge databases of voluntarily listed land line numbers making it easy to do a reverse search, but what do you do if your number comes up blank?
Running a reverse search on cell phones
If you’re doing a reverse search on a number using the search engines and the number comes up as “No Match Found” then you are dealing with a cell phone instead of a land line. Doing a reverse number search on cell phones works the same way as land lines where you input the ten digit number into the field and hit “search” but there are a few differences in the database. Cell phone owners enter into private contracts with their carriers which mean their numbers and information are not available to the public, but there are ways to get it.
Reverse search websites pay the carriers, who in return, gives them a database of unlisted and cell phone numbers complete with user information such as the carrier, city, state and home address. A reverse phone search service like this isn’t free, you will need to pay a yearly fee to access the information but once you pay you get unlimited reverse searches on their database. There is no such thing as a free reverse cell phone search, so if you come across website making this claim are fakes and you will always pay something.
Now you know running a reverse phone number search is not impossible but quite easy and now you can track down any number that you don’t recognize, even if it’s a cell phone or comes up as unlisted.