How to Do a Reverse Cell Phone Lookup For Free

By: Chris Rempel

Maybe it's a prank caller who's been pestering you lately - or maybe it's a mysterious number that keeps on appearing on your spouse's cellular phone (recent caller) history. Either way, you want to find out who's been calling - but without being "duped" by one of the countless scams out there that promise instant results, but deliver only a simple set of links to other sites that you could've found on your own for free...

So let me explain how to do your own reverse cellular phone number lookup. There's two ways to do it - one is free, and other will cost anywhere from $29 - $99 dollars - which is well worth it if this caller is threatening your safety, well-being, or your relationship with someone you love.

1. The Free Way to Find Pull Up Owner Information For a Cellular Phone Number

Cell phone numbers, unlike a regular phone number, aren't listed in public directories - such as WhitePages.com or AnyWho.com, or your local phone book.

And although you can put a block on the number in question through your phone company, they likely won't provide you with the offending caller's information.

But you want to know exactly who's been calling - don't you?

So here's how to do it on the internet, for free...

Head on over to Google.com and enter the cellular number in question, in the following format:

"123-444-5555"

And

"1234445555"

If Google doesn't find anything, try taking out the area code. As well, try running the search both with quotation marks surrounding the number, and without.

Repeat the process with Yahoo.com and MSN.com also, simply to make sure. (These sites are the 3 biggest search engines online, and between the three of them, they'll search practically every web-page, website and otherwise content that exists on the public internet).

Doing a search like this will often pull up a profile page or an account page of some kind that will disclose more details - such as their name and address - or an "avatar" (username) or other info like that, that can be cross-referenced and searched in a similar fashion to uncover more information, if available.

It might even pull up the suspect's personal webpage or weblog.

But if doing a search like this does not produce any results - don't worry - you can still find out who's been calling, and here's how...

2. How to Pay For Real Results When You Need to do a Reverse Search on a Cell Phone Number

As I mentioned previously, there are a number of services out there that claim to deliver "instant results", complete with owner name, address history, carrier details, connection status, credit history and so on - but most are complete scams.

The good ones will usually cost more, but there are a few decent services that charge less than $50 per search.

Here's what you need to look for, before you pull out your credit card:

- A solid refund policy. Let's face it - even the best investigator or search product might not be able to find your specific number. So look for companies that offer a guarantee of their results, so that you can place a refund if they can't deliver the owner details for the cellular number.

- A sample search. Many services that actually provide real results have a "partial lookup" search function, which shows that they have the capability to provide accurate results.

Again, only purchase from companies that offer a no-questions-asked refund policy, regardless of how fancy their sample search results may be.

That's how you find out who's been calling - and possibly even where they live.

Happy searching!

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