How to find a telephone number free

Attempting to find telephone numbers using directory assistance can become expensive, especially if you are seeking multiple telephone numbers. As of 2009, for example, T-Mobile charges £1.10 per directory assistance call. If you are looking for alternatives to paying for expensive directory assistance calls for business, government and residential telephone numbers, several free resources that can help you.

Use Google 411. To locate a business telephone number for free, dial (800) 466-4411 from any telephone and provide the city, state and category for the telephone number that you are requesting.

Try free 411. Visit to obtain free business, government and residential telephone numbers for free. Alternatively, dial (800) FREE411 or (800) 373-3411 and follow the voice prompts to receive your free telephone number via text or telephone.

Visit Locate either residential or business telephone numbers for free. Use the white pages feature to obtain residential telephone numbers or the yellow pages feature to locate business telephone numbers for free.

Enter the business, government or person's name that you are researching into a search engine. Many telephone numbers can be obtained free simply by entering a name into a search engine, such as Google or Yahoo. Additional information, such as address and website information may also be provided depending on which type of number you are requesting.

Find free telephone numbers using Find business telephone numbers simply by entering information into the what and where boxes. Click on the "People" tab to locate residential telephone numbers for free. Provide as much information as possible, including name, city, state and Postcode to get the most accurate results.

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