How to Find Information on a Cell Phone Number

By Techwalla Contributor

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Access to the internet
  • The Cell Phone Number you want information on
  • Some Time and Patients

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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

Tips & Warnings

  • If you complete a thorough search online, using as many free sites as you can find, you should be able to find the information without paying a fee.
  • If the person who owns the cell phone number pays a fee to his cell phone provider to keep his number private, then you may not find the information you are looking for.