Tired of prank calls? Need to know who is calling your spouse in the middle of the night? Or maybe you’re just looking for a little more information on a particular phone number. Tracing a mobile phone number... while it may sound like a difficult and time consuming process, the truth is that it’s actually quite easy to find out information about the owner of a specific phone number- even an unlisted one. It wasn’t very long ago that the tools needed to track down the owner of a cell phone were only available to law enforcement officials and private investigators. But today, with the help of reverse look-up services anyone can be a PI.
We've all received phone calls from numbers we didn't recognize. Sometimes you may miss calls, and you want to speak to the person again. Sometimes you may want to figure out how to make sure they never call you again.
As long as you have the area code and the seven digit number, you should be able to trace any cell phone number's owner, if you know where to look...
A few days ago I received an email from my friend saying that, "In just 4 days from today all US. cell phone numbers will be released to telemarketing companies and you will begin to receive sales calls...".
Well, that would be great news for those of us who were trying to find a free online directory that included mobile phone numbers!
Federal Trade Comission (FDC) followed up with a few different press releases - with the most recent saying, "Despite Re-Circulating E-mail, It is Still Not Necessary to Register Cell Phone Numbers" (in the do-not-call registry). They go on to say, "Contrary to the e-mail, cell phone numbers are not being released to telemarketers, and you will not soon be getting telemarketing calls on your cell phone."
So, this means that there is still no central database of mobile phone numbers and free reverse phone directories cannot return information on those numbers. You also won't be able to get information on landline numbers that are unlisted or non-published.
That doesn't mean that putting together a reverse cell phone directory is impossible. The truth is it can be done - and has been done. Putting such a database together, however, requires extensive time and money and that's why such services - if they are legitimate - charge a fee to use them.
The most effective way to trace a cell phone number is through [http://reversephonenet.com Reverse Phone Detective]. Using this service, you'll be able to find information on almost any number you enter. Reverse Phone Detective provides you with millions of records that you can access for only one fee. It's no surprise that this is the service recommended by private investigators as the one service they use when they need to find out the origins of a phone number fast.
Even if you have an outdated phone number, you'll still be able to use that number to search for the latest address for the individual using people search investigative tools available to members.
Online phone directories, like the White and Yellow Pages, can be a great source of information when you need to find a person's or company's address fast. But what happens when you don't have a name to look up? After all, when a name is the information you are looking for, an ordinary phone directory isn't of much help. In addition, neither the Yellow nor the White Pages include mobile phone numbers... making the job of tracing someone's identity, when all you have is a telephone number, all the more difficult.
In those cases, a more effective and less time-consuming way to track down the cell phone owner's information is through a specialized reverse cell phone directory. Before going into some details about these reverse phone lookup services, I would like to briefly address one of the most common questions people have about cell phone directories. Specifically, is there a free reverse cell phone directory somewhere on the Internet?
Back in 2004 there was some discussion about creating a centralized cell phone directory akin to the White Pages. Each cellular phone service provider would contribute to such a common database of mobile numbers and their owners, and then it would be made available to the public for free. However, the greatest concern about privacy resulted in the idea to be abandoned. Additionally, the fact that telemarketers would gain easy access to cell phone numbers was unacceptable.
Since you are generally charged for each call you answer on your mobile phone, the above concerns do have a lot of weight.
That does not mean that such a directory has not been created - in fact, it has been done. The only issue is that putting such a directory together requires a lot of financial and time resources because records must be compiled from hundreds of various commercial and official sources. As a result, such a service - if legitimate - will charge a fee to recoup the costs.
Sometimes it is best not to prank the mother of your expected child , because in the heat of anger she may just say something you don't want to here! Brutal, but funny. ...