In this article we will look at five frequently asked questions when it comes to reverse phone book lookup services:
1) How do I choose a good reverse phone book lookup service?
There are a number of things to look for when considering a reverse Phone Book lookup service. You want to make sure they have an extensive database of telephone numbers, and detailed phone records such as owner's name, address, possible neighbors and relatives, etc. when available.
You also want to make sure they have a money-back guarantee in case your search does not return any record. One way to reduce the chance of this happening is to use a service that provides a “search box" that you can enter the phone number your researching into. The search should only take a few seconds and indicate whether or not the service has information on file for the phone number you are trying to research. If it does you then will want to consider doing a paid search to get that information.
Also, look for a service that offers assistance if you can't find information on the phone number in their database. The better companies will try to find information for you at no additional charge. Finally, you want to use a service that's reasonably priced.
2) Do reverse phone book lookup services have information on cell phone numbers?
A number of services do include cell phone numbers in their databases. Check to see if the service you are considering advertises cell phone information as part of its database. If they don't mention cell phone information in their advertising check their FAQ page (if they have one), or email them. Knowing if the service includes cell phone information in it's database is even more important if you don't know whether or not the phone number you are researching is a cell phone.
3) How do I do a reverse phone book lookup?
Doing a reverse phone book lookup is relatively easy - and you don't need to find or buy a physical reverse directory telephone book. You can do the search 100% online by simply signing up with a service, typing the phone number into their search field, and seeing what type of information is returned.
The most time intensive part is finding the right service to use. But if you know what to look for you can narrow down the potential services pretty quickly (see question #1 above).
4) Can I do a reverse phone book lookup for free?
There are a number of services that let you type a telephone number into a search box on their website to see if a service has information on it in their database - that's free. But if you want the detailed information such as the phone number owner's name, address, etc. then there is typically an additional charge. All of the reverse phone book lookup services I have researched work this way.
5) How much do reverse phone book lookup services charge?
It really depends on the particular service. The services I researched charged about $10 and up for a one-time search and charged around $40 for one year of unlimited searches. Of course this is just an average - you will find some that charge more and some that charge less. But cheaper is not always better. You want to make sure any service you use has an extensive database and money-back guarantee.
Those are the five common questions when it comes to reverse phone book lookup. If you still have questions check the FAQ page of the particular service you are considering, or email them your question.
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