Home » Science and Technology

Using A Reverse Phone Directory To Identify The Person Behind A Number

Aug 20, 2008
You may have a phone number in your hands and not know the identity of the person behind it. How do you find out who this person is? A good option might be to use a reverse phone directory.

Luckily, with the advances in the phone technology, it is now possible to search reverse phone directories and pull up information such as the name, address, carrier, and other information regarding the person behind the phone number.

Before you submit to a reverse phone directory, there are a few things that you can do that are fast, free, and easy:

1. Calling the Number- If you are gutsy enough, you can simply pick up he phone and call them, while concealing your identity. The purpose of the call is to flesh out the person behind the calls, so make sure you are inconspicuous. You can also have someone else call the number, if you feel that the person on the other line would recognize your voice. You may also want to call from a pay phone.

2. Google it- Type the phone number into a search engine like yahoo or Google. This is especially useful for finding out whether the call comes from a telemarketer or some other type of mass calling system.

3. Free Phone Directory- Another thing you can do is consult a free phone directory like Anywho, 411 or the White Pages. This will help you find the person behind landline numbers, but will not be very useful in identifying cell phone users.

4. Paid Cell Phone Directory- Paid cell phone directories are an OK option if you are certain the phone number comes is a cell phone number, otherwise it wont help you identify home phones. The problem with these directories is that they are incomplete and are poorly updated, meaning you will need to submit to more than one directory to find the number. I would not recommend this until you have exhausted all your options.

5. Reverse Phone Directory Searches- This is your best option. You type in the phone number that you want to look up and an instant report comes up that shows you the name, address, carrier, and phone connection.

I would recommend that you try the first three options, and then try a reverse phone directory search. But, chances are that if you have stumbled across this page, you have exhausted all your options. A reverse phone directory search is a great way to find information because it is well updated and comprehensive. Some searches even allow you to pull up background checks on the person.
About the Author
Here is a review of the best reverse phone search services. Please CLICK HERE
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 176
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources