How to track cell phone numbers for free

Updated March 23, 2017

If you want to find out the location of a cell phone caller after receiving a mysterious call, you can use an online cell phone tracking service. These services tap into the national registry of cell phone numbers to determine the owner and location of the person who owns the cell phone account. More sophisticated cell phone tracking services that you can get for a fee may also pinpoint the location of the phone via GPS, or track the number and types of calls placed.

Determine the home location of the owner of the cell phon with a free reverse cell phone lookup. Visit and enter the 10-digit cell phone number you wish to trace. Click "Search Now" to conduct the search. The results will reveal the location of the cell phone. If you purchase a membership you will be able to get a detailed report.

Visit and enter the 10-digit cell phone number. Click "Search Now" to conduct a search. Results will reveal the cell phone owner's location, and you will have options to purchase a comprehensive phone report if you wish to do so.

Conduct a reverse phone number search on Select the "Reverse Phone" tab at the top of the screen to do a reverse phone search. You will need to enter the phone number in the designated field and click "Search" to access the database.

Use the Search Detective to conduct a reverse lookup with a cell phone number. Visit to conduct a reverse lookup search.


Owner information is not public record; most sites will give you basic information for free, but for more detailed information you will need to purchase a membership of pay a one-time fee.


Former President George W. Bush signed The Telephone Records and Privacy Protection Act of 2006 on January 12, 2007, making it illegal to sell, transfer or own confidential phone records; this means you cannot legally obtain this information by conducting a search or paying for a service to do it for you.

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