How to Find Mobile Number Information

By Adelaide Damoah

Finding information on mobile phone numbers is not always as easy as finding information on land line numbers, especially with the increasing availability of unregistered pay-and-go mobile phones. A limited amount of information can be found free of charge, and for more detailed information, it is likely that you will have to pay a fee. Consider the fact that some people may not want to be found and may not be best pleased with you attempting to track down their contact details. For this reason, approach this course of action with sensitivity and caution.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet connection

Use the Internet

Step 1

Type the phone number into a search engine such as Google or Yahoo for the simplest free way to get information on a mobile phone number. Search engines are a good place to start, as it is highly unlikely that mobile phone information will be logged in a phone directory. However, you will only get information if the phone number has been logged publicly somewhere on the Internet.

Step 2

Search on social networking websites such as Facebook, Myspace and Bebo, as many people list personal information like mobile phone numbers on their pages. You can search for the person by typing their name into the search engine of the social networking site. If their profile is public, and they have listed their mobile phone number on their page, it is a simple way to get mobile phone number information.

Step 3

Ask mutual friends and acquaintances in a sensitive manner if they have the phone number of the person. It might be a good idea to ask the acquaintance to kindly ask the permission of the person you are looking for before giving you their number so as not to cause offense.

Step 4

Call or email the alumni department of the college or university that the person went to. Very often, people keep their universities updated with changes in contact information in case old classmates are trying to reach them.

Step 5

Go to websites such as cell phone registry. You can get detailed reports by searching for a person's name. The reports include the date of birth, address, mobile phone number and mobile phone carrier information. Such services typically charge a fee for the use of their services. See the resources section for a sample report from cell phone registry.