How to Find Unknown Cell Numbers

By Aletha Reil

Seeing an unknown cell phone number flash across your caller ID screen can be both intriguing and frustrating. Whether this is a rare or frequent occurrence in your household, there is a way to ease your frustrations and satisfy your curiosity. By using an Internet search engine, you can find out the location of the cell phone for free. Depending on whether or not you want additional information about the caller, you can also choose a package and pay to find out more detailed information about who has been calling you.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet Access
  • Unknown Cell Phone Number
  • Major Credit Card (optional)

Step 1

Visit an Internet cell phone search engine site, such as

Step 2

In the reverse cell phone look up field, type in the unknown cell phone number that appeared on your caller ID and click search.

Step 3

Review the resulting information. Most search engines provide the location and wireless service of the unknown cell phone number for free. Decide whether or not you would like to have additional information about the unknown cell phone caller, such as the name of the caller, a possible address and a time zone.

Step 4

Choose a report type if you want additional information about the unknown cell phone number. By paying a one-time nominal fee, you can find out more detailed information, such as the owner's name, address, household information and a full people search results. By investing approximately twice as much as the cost of the one-time report, you can get a full report of the unknown cell phone number you typed in, along with a one-year membership that allows you to have unlimited access to full informational reports for as many unknown cell phone number calls that you receive.

Step 5

Enter your credit card information as prompted and pay for your selected package. Receive and review your unknown cell phone number informational report.