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How to Track a Cell Phone In 5 Easy Steps

Aug 16, 2008
With the progress of technology, it is now very easy and fast to track a cell phone number. You may be getting unwanted phone calls, prank calls, or even blatant harassment. You have the phone number, but do not know the identity of the person behind those phone calls. Luckily, all you need is a phone number and you can easily track a cell phone number back to its owner, to get information such as the name, address, and other information regarding that person.

There are a few easy ways to track a cell phone:

1. Call the Number- If you are bold enough, you can call the phone number yourself or have someone else call the number. Make sure that you do not give away your identity. The purpose of the call is to flesh out the identity of the person behind those calls, so make it as inconspicuous as possible.
2. Search Engines- Another option is to type the phone number into a search engine like Yahoo or Google. Although it is useless, for identifying cell phone users, it can help you find out if the phone call was from a telemarketer or a business using mass phone calling.
3. Free Phone Directories- Free phone directories such as Anywho, 411, or the Whitepages are very useful in identifying landline phone numbers, but again, not very helpful in identifying cell phones users.
4. Paid Cell Phone Directory- If you know for sure that the phone call is coming from a cell phone, you can subscribe to a cell phone directory. You pay a membership fee and the service gives you access to the database. The problem with these services is that they are often incomplete and poorly updated. You will have to register to more than one directory to find your number, making it a time consuming and costly option.
5. Reverse Phone Lookup- In my opinion, this is the best option for tracking cell phone numbers. For a small fee, you simply submit a phone number to the reverse cell phone search service. An instant report comes back with the name, address, carrier, and phone connection status of the person.

If you need to find out how to track a cell phone, go through the first 3 steps. Chances are if you have stumbled across this article, you have exhausted those options. Now you can either use a paid cell phone directory or use a reverse lookup. I suggest using the reverse phone lookup.

We have taken it a step further and wrote a review on the top reverse phone searches out there. You can find it below.
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