How to Search for Mobile Numbers

By Palmer Owyoung

Have you ever wanted to search for a mobile phone number, but didn't know how? Well with today's technology it's as simple as putting in the numbers and pressing "Search." If you know where to look you can find out in which city the phone is registered, the carrier, the name and address of the owner all within a few minutes online.

Things You'll Need

  • A computer with Internet

How to Search for Mobile Numbers

Step 1

Use a People Seach Engine. You can also use a people search engine, which is designed specifically to find a person. You can find one at PeopleEngine.ws. Just click on "Search by Phone" and type in the phone number that you are looking for and click "Search." This will return basic information such as the city where the owner lives. This works for both cell phones and landlines. If you'd like a more detailed report you will need to pay $14.95 for the report or you can have unlimited reports for $39.95 a year as of 2009.

Step 2

Search for the phone number with Cell Phone Registry. If you go to http://www.cellphoneregistry.org/ you can simply type in the phone number and this will give you a basic report such as the carrier the state and the city of the user. If you'd like a more detailed report you will need to pay $14.95 for the report or you can have unlimited reports for $39.95 a year as of 2009.

Step 3

Try USSearch.com. You can also go to USSearch.com and click on "Reverse Phone Lookup." It works the same way and you simply type in a person's phone number and click search. You can buy a report for that includes the name, address, carrier and phone type $4.95.