How to Determine the Carrier of a Cell Phone by Number

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It's easy to find the carrier of a particular cell number.

Cell phone numbers are categorized like traditional landline numbers. Each number has a three-digit prefix (also known as an exchange) that follows the area code. Cell phone carriers own the exchanges in which they assign numbers. With a few mouse clicks it is possible to crack this code to determine which cell carrier owns a number.


Step 1

Find the cell number that you want to look up, including the area code.

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Step 2

Go to the Fone Finder website (see Resources) and enter the number as directed.

Step 3

Fone Finder will return the name of the telephone company who owns the number, along with its geographical location.




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