How to Find Information on a Cell Phone Number

Different from landlines, cell phone numbers are not listed in phone books and can't be found by calling information. If you do a thorough search on the Internet, you may find what you are looking for.

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Look online for information on a cell phone number.
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Type the cell phone number into your favorite search engine such as Google and see if anything comes up. Include the area code first, such as 000-000-0000. Without the area code, you won't find the correct information.

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Check an online cell phone directory. Search Google for "free cell phone directories." Information from these directories is generally limited. It is a good starting point and will usually give you the cell phone number's carrier and the city where the billing address is registered.

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Search reverse look-up sites. If they ask for a fee, skip them and look for another one that offers the service for free.