Receiving anything free of charge is great, but let's face it, in most cases things that are considered free are never as exciting as we often anticipate them to be. Therefore, it is important that you understand what the term “free" implies whenever it is used to describe anything, especially when it involves a prize or service.
For example, you may have heard that you can enter a person's phone number into a reverse phone lookup and be provided with information on this individual for free. Although this is somewhat true, you will find that in most cases the free details that are given are not what you had in mind.
When you perform a free reverse number search, you are likely expecting to find at least the name and address of the number owner for free. You will not be disappointed if the number you are looking up is linked to a landline phone that is published in a telephone directory. The reason is the name of the owner, their residential address, and phone provider is all information that can be easily accessed from public records that exist online.
However, if you were thinking that you would also be able to learn the name and location of a cell phone number owner think again. If you want to know a wireless number's identification information you will need to pay a small fee for it.
Is any information provided for free when running a reverse cell phone lookup? Yes, but it is details you will likely find unhelpful in your quest to discover who the owner is of a number. The free facts include:
- General geographical location of the phone number - You will be provided with the state and likely the city name that is associated with the area code of the number you entered into the search. However, this may not be the location where the wireless owner lives. Remember these details are directly linked to the number itself, not the owner.
- Mobile phone carrier - The name of the wireless company that provides service to the phone. That being said, bear in mind that information may not be accurate, as free cell phone lookup databases are not consistently updated, so this detail could be old.
- Phone type - It will be confirmed if the number you are looking up belongs to a cell phone.
Thus, what it all boils down to is if you want detailed and accurate information you can trust, a paid reverse number lookup is your best option.
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