How to Locate Someone by Using Their Cell Phone Number

By Joanne Cichetti

Most people these days rely on mobile phones as their primary means of communication. For this reason, local phone directories and white pages are practically useless when you need to find somebody using their cell number. The good news is that there are a number of websites that allow you to locate people through their cell phone numbers. For most such websites, you have to pay a fee to search the person.

Things You'll Need

  • Cell phone number that you want to lookup
  • Computer and Internet access
  • Credit card information

Step 1

Have the mobile number handy before you access a reverse cell phone lookup website.

Step 2

Use a reverse cell phone lookup directory. While some websites offer free lookup, others may charge you a fee.

Step 3

Enter the cell phone number in the reverse lookup directory you want to use. The website will then give you links to viewing the details of the number. Click each link to see if it's the one. The links will contain details including name, address, phone carrier, state and city where the phone is registered.