How do I Find the Origin of a Phone Number?

In today’s fast-paced world, taking time to connect with family and friends by phone is important. Unwanted telephone calls from individuals or telemarketing companies can be a nuisance. Luckily, new Web-based tools and telephone provider services eliminate the hassle of unwanted calls, and provide peace of mind by identifying callers and call types.

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Telephone services and the Web can help identify unknown callers.

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Lift your telephone handset and listen for a dial tone.

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Dial *69 on your telephone receiver keypad or 1169 on a rotary phone. The service, known as call return or last call return, will automatically dial the last number that called your line. In some states, a voice message will provide the phone number, date and time of the last call received on your line.

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Write down the telephone number on a piece of paper.

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Open your Internet browser and go to Telewho.com. The site allows you to input a land line or cell phone number to find corresponding information.

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Click “Search” and enter the phone number. This will open up a new window that provides the name of the person, address, city, carrier and whether the call was placed using a land line or cell phone.

Caller ID

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Lift your telephone handset or view the base of your telephone and record the number that is displayed. Caller ID devices can provide either a phone number or a phone number and name.

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Record the information on a piece of paper.

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Open your Internet browser and go to Telewho.com. The site allows you to input a land line or cell phone number to identify the caller.

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Click “Search” and enter the phone number. This will open up a new window that provides the name of the person, address, city, carrier and whether the call was placed using a land line or cell phone.