Trying to lookup someone's name by cell phone number?
If you want to identify a mobile phone number, there are are number of ways to go about it. There are no free methods for obtaining this kind of information, however, which is honestly the most important thing to understand when it comes to identifying mobile phone users.
The way most people start doing this kind of search is by typing their keywords (or words used to describe a search) into a major search engine like Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask, Jeeves, etc. You obviously want to immediately exclude any search results you may encounter that offer this information for free - unless you like dealing with websites that are big on over-promising and under-delivering.
From experience, I've learned that these “free” reports invariably disclose no more than the name of the caller's wireless service provider and the location from which the number was issued. Vital information such as the caller's name and address is reserved for what are called “full” or “complete” reports.
And these reports are going to carry a fee with them.
Personal information connected to wireless numbers is not classified the same way that personal information connected to landline or business phone numbers is. Landline and business numbers are a matter of public information. But wireless numbers are owned by the companies that issue and service the numbers, and so are considered private information.
So while it has always been possible to freely discover a name and address in connection with a business or landline number, this has never been the case when trying to obtain this same kind of information in connection with mobile numbers.
If you want to lookup someone's name by cell phone number, the only way to get it done consistently and accurately is to use a reverse phone directory that specializes in selling these reports to the public. This kind of directory is able to identify any kind of telephone number, but mostly concentrates on selling reverse cell phone reports.
And there are a lot of reverse phone directories to choose from!
Which one to choose is first going to depend on whether this kind of search is worth spending a few dollars. If it isn't, I'd highly recommend putting the entire matter out of your mind because trying to discover this information for free is an exercise in futility.
However, if it is, I can offer a few suggestions that will help you find the best directory to suit your needs.
(i) Don't give your personal information in exchange for a report. There are more than a few websites on the Internet that demand users to disclose their own personal information in connection with identifying a wireless number. Don't do this!
If you decide to to enter your own personal information, there is no telling what could happen with this information. It's also completely unnecessary. A good reverse phone directory should offer a completely confidential search and not make demands for your own personal details.
(ii) Don't pay money up front. This may seem like common sense, but never pay for a report until you have conducted an initial search and after the directory has informed you there is a match for your inquiry in the directory's database.
(iii) Read the directory's terms of service. This is another tip that may seem like common sense advice, but you need to do this. Find out what typical information you should expect to see in a report and also find out how the directory processes payments. Look for a directory that offers a generous refund policy. A good reverse cell phone directory will allow users to be able to refund a purchase for up to 60 days.
Why such a long refund policy?
A good company is not concerned about refunds because they do a good job of providing value. Sure, there are always going to be unscrupulous people who take advantage of such a generous refund policy, but (by and large) most people who are pleased with the quality of the information contained in their report are not going to ask for a refund because their questions were accurately answered by the disclosed information.
If you follow these 3 basic guidelines when choosing a reverse phone directory, you should be able to quickly find a reliable company to work with.
So, whatever reason you may have for doing a reverse cell phone lookup , there are more than a few good companies on the Internet that can provide you with all the answers you are looking for. Just choose the reverse phone directory using some common sense guidelines, and you should be able to find a resource you can come back to time and again.