Losing a friend's phone number can happen and occurs more frequently than most of us care to admit. There are various reasons why we may have lost this information. Sometimes it is simply because we wrote it down on a scarp piece of paper and forgot it somewhere, or we deleted the email it was sent in, etc. It doesn't really matter how or why a number was lost, all that is important is that there is a chance for you to get it back, even if you won't be seeing your friend for a long time.
How? The best chance you have without asking someone else for this info is with an online search. Try a forward search first. Type in your friend's name into the search fields and also enter the name of the state, city and/or zip code if you happen to remember it. You will be given your pal's telephone number and mailing address, as long as they own a listed landline number.
If you are unable to find results, this doesn't necessarily mean that your friend can't be reached by a wire line, it might just be that someone else in their household is registered as the number owner. Therefore, if you happen to know the name of the other people who your buddy lives with, you can try a forward search on all of their names to see if you get lucky.
Should it appear that your friend only has a cell phone number, you won't be able to find out their number by running this type of search. To find a private number, you'll need to try looking your friend up in a search engine or on a social networking site to find out if they have posted this information on the web somewhere. However, no phone directory will provide you with the data.
Just remember that once you manage to find their phone number , make sure you write it down and keep it somewhere safe where you won't lose it. Also, keep in mind that if you have your friend's number, but need their address, you can find this by running a reverse phone lookup, and this search tool can be used on any number, even cell phones.
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