How to Reverse Lookup Cell Phone Numbers

By Andrew Tennyson

When it comes to using cellular phones, few things are more annoying than receiving calls from numbers you can't identify. If you find yourself in this situation, take advantage of one of several online reverse phone search websites to look up varying degrees of information about the person to whom the phone number is registered. Phonebooks, Reverse Cell Phone Look Up USA and US Search are three such websites.

Phonebooks

Step 1

Navigate to the Phonebooks Free Residential Reverse Phonebook Search website.

Step 2

Enter the phone number you want to look up in the provided field.

Step 3

Click the "Search" button. If the number is publicly available, the site displays the name and address of the person to whom the number is registered. Although the site works primarily with landline numbers, it also works for some cellular phone carriers.

Reverse Cell Phone Look Up USA

Step 1

Navigate to the Reverse Cell Phone Look Up USA website.

Step 2

Enter the telephone number you want to look up in the provided fields, including the area code.

Step 3

Click the "Search" button to perform your search. The website displays the city and state of the person to whom the phone is registered. It also displays the type of phone number, whether landline or mobile, and the carrier. A locational map is also presented. Click the "+" or "-" buttons on the map to zoom in and out. Click the "Map" pull-down menu to change the type of map view you want to use. Options include Map, Satellite, Hybrid and Terrain.

Step 4

Click "Full Report" to obtain the name of the person to whom the account is registered. There is a charge for this service.

Step 5

Click the "Checkout" button under the Basic Access heading to look up the phone owner's name, address, other household members and potential relatives. A $10 fee applies for this service. Alternatively, you can click the "Checkout" button under the Advanced Access heading to obtain one year of unlimited reverse phone lookups. A $25 fee applies.

US Search

Step 1

Navigate to the US Search website.

Step 2

Enter the phone number in the "Phone Number" field. Be sure to include the area code.

Step 3

Click the "Go" button to obtain available information about the cell phone number.

Tips & Warnings

  • As there are no centralized directories for cell phone numbers, online reverse cell phone directories may not be able to return results for every number.