Backwards phone searches, better known as reverse phone lookups, are free for listed telephone line numbers. Unfortunately, numbers that are not published in a phone directory, such as cell phones, are not freely available. As a result, if you would like to find out identification information associated with a cellular phone number, you will be required to pay for these details.
Why? Cell phone numbers are recognized as private, which automatically excludes them from being listed as public information. What makes a wireless number more private than a landline phone number? It all comes down to money, and what a mobile users is charged for, compared to a regular telephone line consumer.
A phone consumer that subscribes to a landline number pays one monthly fee for their standard phone service, which includes making and receiving local calls. In addition, landline customers are not charged for any long distance calls that are made to their phone, unless they choose to accept a collect call. Therefore, it does not matter how many calls are made to a landline phone because the customer is not charged additional fees, nor are they limited to a certain number of talking minutes.
The same cannot be said for cellular phone users. Unlike landline phones, not all wireless consumers pay a single monthly fee for unlimited minutes and local phone service. While some pay a substantial amount for unlimited calls, others have plans that restrict them to so many talking minutes per month, and some do not have a plan and pay for every call they make and receive, which includes local calling. Therefore, if the numbers of mobile phone customers were made publicly accessible, this could result in many of these users receiving unwanted calls that they would be expected to pay for, including telemarketing calls.
Due to the fact that free reverse phone lookups depend on public phone directories for their information, if cell phone numbers are omitted from them because of privacy issues regarding their telephone numbers, this means that the name and address of the number owner will not be found. However, attempting to find out details about a wireless number is not illegal, and is why you are provided the option to pay to search a number for this information if you desire.
Susan is a part-time writer and long-time personal fitness trainer with a knack for tech gadgets. You can check out her latest techie project-a tool to find out who owns a cell phone number-at http://www.SearchAnyNumber.com