How to Trace a Phone Number

By Techwalla Contributor

If you want to find out who is calling when you don't recognize a number on your caller ID, you can do a reverse phone number search to find out. You get all the information you need without paying a fee or enlisting additional services. This only works if the phone number in question is a listed number.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet
  • Search Engine

Step 1

Navigate to

Step 2

Enter the phone number that you are tracing, including the area code and separated by dashes, in the Reverse Phone box.

Step 3

Hit "Find." A new page will open, displaying any available information about the phone number, such as name and street address.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some site charge for additional information. Most site will give you the name and street address listed for that phone number for free.

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