How to Get a Reverse Phone Number Lookup for Free

By Ryan Maxwell

In the age of caller ID, we are able to see who is calling us before we even answer the phone. Unfortunately, seeing the phone number of the caller does not always tell us who it is. Thanks to a few handy websites, we can now find more information using a reverse phone number search engine. However, these free services only work for land lines, not cell phone numbers.

Step 1

Go to one of the reverse lookup websites, such as Reverse Phone Directory or AnyWho.

Step 2

Type in the phone number you wish to look up. The phone number format can be any of the following: (123) 456-7890, 123-456-7890, 123 456 7890 or 1234567890.

Step 3

Click the "Lookup" or "Find" button. This will bring you to a page displaying the name and address attached to the phone number you entered.

Tips & Warnings

  • The reverse phone directory also contains links where you can do reverse address searches, name searches, zip/area code searches and yellow pages searches.