How to Trace Cell Phone Numbers Free Using a Reverse Cell Phone Directory

By Kevin Lee

If someone calls you and hangs up before speaking or you simply want to know where a cell phone resides, you can discover helpful information about a cell phone's owner and location using a reverse cell phone lookup directory. These services aren't often free, but you can obtain limited free information about a cell phone right from your browser. If you need to know additional details about cell phone's owner, you can purchase that information over the Web.

PhoneNumber.com

Step 1

Navigate to the PhoneNumber.com website and type a cell phone number in the "Reverse Phone Number" text box.

Step 2

Click "Find" perform a lookup. The site displays general information, such as city and state, about the phone’s location.

Step 3

Type your cell phone number in the text box next to the "Send" button if you would like to pay $1.99 to discover the cell phone 's owner. The site will send you a text message that contains this information. If you choose to click "Send," review the terms and conditions below the button that explain the charges.

Free Cell Search

Step 1

Visit the Free Cell Search website and type the phone number you're looking for in the "What's the Number?" text box.

Step 2

Click "Search" to view basic information about the cell phone number. A map that displays the phone's location appears next to this information.

Step 3

Review the purchase plans at the bottom of the page that allow you to find out the cell phone's owner. The $4.87 plan provides details about the search you performed. The $9.99 plan lets you to perform 10 reverse cell phone lookups, perform anonymous voicemail checks and remove your phone number from the company's database.

Step 4

Click the "Buy Now" button below one of the plans and follow the instructions that appear.

Phone Lookup

Step 1

Navigate to the Phone Lookup website and type a cell phone number in the text box next to the "Lookup" button. Click that button to view the lookup results and a map showing the cell phone's location.

Step 2

Click the "Find Out Who the Owner Is" link if you want to discover details about the phone's owner and then click "Continue." The site displays two plans you can purchase. The $39.95 plan provides details about the phone's owner and allows you to perform an unlimited number of reverse cell phone lookups for one year. The $14.95 plan gives you information about the owner of the phone for which you searched.

Step 3

Click one of the plans if you'd like to purchase one, click "Checkout" and follow the purchasing instructions.

Tips & Warnings

  • Prices for these plans were effective September 2012.
  • If you simply need to know where a cell phone is based, you may not need to purchase a plan to discover details about the phone's owner.