How to Find a Telephone Number From an Address

What do you do if you want to locate the telephone number of a business or person, but you only have an address to go by? There is a publication that can make such a search as easy as looking through a phone book. Actually, that is what you are doing—with a book called a "reverse phone directory," which lists phone numbers according to addresses and names. You can find these directories in print at your local bookstore or online. A reverse phone directory makes finding a telephone number from an address very easy to do.

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You can use a reverse directory to find a phone number from an address.
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Access the Internet and log into any reverse phone directory. Locate the section of the site that allows you to enter an address.

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Enter the address you have. If you also have the person's name, that will assist you in verifying the information in case there is more than one listing.

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Click on the "lookup" button and wait for the next page to generate a report. Scan the page for the name of the person you are trying to locate.

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Locate the phone number under the name on the listing.