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What is a Reverse Phone Lookup?

by Roni G.

Reverse Phone Number Search, What is a Reverse Phone Lookup

How Does a Reverse Number Lookup Work?

Have you ever looked at any contact number on your Caller ID and pondered whose phone number that could be? If the answer is in affirmative, reverse phone lookup is definitely relevant for you. It is possible to locate the name and address of a person by checking web-based reverse phone directories or reverse phone lookup.

It is definitely more straightforward to work with the reverse phone numbers as they are simpler for landline numbers, as well as, cheaper. Plus, it is also possible to obtain details about mobile phone numbers by deploying reverse mobile phone lookup.

How does a reverse phone number lookup work?

It gives the best possible results when you begin with any landline number for a residence or business. Prior to the advent of the Internet, reverse phone directories were published by telephone companies. They also published reverse white pages area or town-wise and made them accessible to libraries, police, and others.

Reverse Phone Number Search

With the popularity of the Internet and its increased convenience and speed led to making the functionality of a reverse phone lookup as one more search engine function. Today, several alternatives are available for online reverse lookup of a telephone number absolutely free of cost. Following are a few options mentioned below:

  • Use Google or some other search engine and then key in the contact number in its search. Do not forget to separate the numbers by hyphens. (For instance, 63-444-18888). Press the enter key and you can see the desired results. In fact, the result of Google Phonebook displays the name and street address of the phone owner, as well as, a map link displaying his/her exact location.
 
  • Another way of doing it on the web is to go to the search field and type the keywords “reverse phone lookup”. Press the enter key and find a list of all those websites, which provide the facility of a reverse phone lookup. Navigate to any such website and then key in the phone number. Similar to the results of a search engine, you will be able to see details like a map link for driving directions, and the phone owner’s street address and name. Also, click on options like “advanced search” or “for more information” to get additional details. Typically, these are paid functions, which can display mobile phone and unlisted numbers for a person and other personal details. In case you are interested in such services, pay for search options individually. Alternatively pay a fee annually to avail an unlimited number of lookups.
What is a Reverse Phone Lookup

Google Reverse Phone Number Search

You can perform an online reverse phone lookup by using Google in two ways:

1. Entering only a phone number – enter the full phone number into Google's search bar. The results will be displayed in a number of phone directories, which can require you to scroll through the phone numbers to find the person you are searching. The Google reverse phone number search will be more refined if the phone number is attached to a business. That way, the phone number you searched will appear at the top of the search results. In case the phone number is attached to a home address, it will allow you to search the person you want to find.

2. Entering a phone number with a name – if you have the name of the person you are searching, you can type it into Google's search bar along with an additional detail, like their zip code. With this type of Google reverse phone number search, you will get results that may include additional information about the person in question.

Reverse Search Cell Phone Number

There are websites for reverse phone lookups such as Addreses.com. AnyWho.com and WhitePages.com which are typically free for getting details associated with landline contact numbers. However, as far as mobile phone numbers are concerned, reverse phone lookup is not free. As such, the entire concept and functionally of a reverse phone lookup alters when it is related to cell phones.

You must be aware that mobile phone companies issue the mobile phone numbers instead of the regional phone companies who follow an interlocking system for the landline numbers. As such, it is tougher to access a searchable web database for getting the desired user details and phone numbers.  Several mobile phone users love to protect their privacy and do not want people to call them on their mobile phones.

However, it is easy to do a reverse cell phone lookup. Simply go to the search box of any search engine like Google and key in “reverse cell phone lookup.” You will find a list of all those sites, which offer this service. Navigate to any site and key in a cell number. You may be asked for payment of an annual or a one-time fee to get the address and name of the cell phone owner (Annually when you want to do unlimited searches for reverse cell phone lookup or one-time when you want to do it only once).


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