How to find a telephone number from an address

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How to find a telephone number from an address
You can use a reverse directory to find a phone number from an address. (John Foxx/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

What do you do if you want to locate the telephone number of a business or person, but you only have an address to go by? There is a publication that can make such a search as easy as looking through a phone book. Actually, that is what you are doing -- with a book called a "reverse phone directory," which lists phone numbers according to addresses and names. You can find these directories online. A reverse phone directory makes finding a telephone number from an address very easy to do.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Access the Internet and log into any reverse phone directory. Locate the section of the site that allows you to enter an address.

  2. 2

    Enter the address you have. If you also have the person's name, that will assist you in verifying the information in case there is more than one listing.

  3. 3

    Click on the "lookup" button and wait for the next page to generate a report. Scan the page for the name of the person you are trying to locate.

  4. 4

    Locate the phone number under the name on the listing.

Tips and warnings

  • If the phone number is unlisted, the reverse phone directory will tell you so.

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