How to Find Email Accounts Using Cell-Phone Numbers

By Missy J. Talbot

When you want to find someone, there are different ways of going about it. One way is to use the information you might already have, such as his cell-phone number, to find new information such as his email address. With reverse email lookups, you might be able to do just that. It is important to note that usually cell-phone numbers are private and not associated with an email account. This task may be very difficult, or impossible in some cases. However, every once in a while, you are able to find information using a cell-phone number.

Step 1

Find a reverse phone lookup that has email as part of the information the lookup finds. There are many of these sites, but Yahoo People, Whitepages and Spokeo Reverse Lookup are three you can start with, listed in References. For each of these, choose "phone" or "Reverse Phone Lookup" first.

Step 2

Find the box labeled "phone number." Sometimes it is located on the screen, and other times it is behind a tab.

Step 3

Input the cell-phone number into the box and click "Search." The site will return any information it has about that cell-phone number, including email addresses. Finding email addresses is very difficult, and the sites will only provide these once in a while. Usually you need to use a land line to get information.

Tips & Warnings

  • You may need to use several lookups, as these lookups pull information from different places and might not all have the same information.
  • Some lookups require you to pay for the information.
  • You will only be able to obtain an email address if the person used her cell-phone number while setting up the account. If she set up a free, web-based account with no personal information, you won't be able to find that information.