How to Track the Location of a Cell Phone Number

By Stephanie Breaux

If you received a call and are curious about where the call originated from, you will be able to find the origin location of the caller's phone number by running a "reverse lookup" on the phone number. A reverse lookup will pinpoint the origin location of the company that issued the phone number to the caller. Basic reverse lookups are free to do and may be done at a number of websites avaliable on the Web.

Step 1

Visit the "Reverse Phone Lookup" page on the official Yellow Pages website.

Step 2

Type the phone number you wish to trace, including the area code, into the text box near the top of the page. Click the "Find" button.

Step 3

Review the results. If results are found in the Yellow Page's database for the phone number, the information will be displayed.

Tips & Warnings

  • Not every phone number will yield results on the "Reverse Phone Lookup" page.
  • If you would like more information about a phone number, you may click on the blue "Get Results" button on the page that displayed after you run a search on the Yellow Pages website. The results you see after clicking the button will be brought to you buy Intelius. If the phone number exists, basic information will display, such as the origin location of the phone number.
  • If you feel it is necessary, you may purchase a detailed report about the phone number of the Intelius website. To do this, click on the red "View Details" button. Select one of the "Add to Cart" options and follow the directions given to you about the website to finalize the transaction and view a more detailed report about the phone number.
  • If you do not wish to use the Yellow Pages or Intelius website to find the location of a cell phone number, find another website that offers reverse phone number lookup services. One example of such services is the "Phone Number" website's "Reverse Phone Lookup." You will simply need to enter the phone number in question to view the origin location for the number.