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How to find a person by their phone number

Updated April 17, 2017

Since the beginning of the age of caller ID, we have been able to know who is calling before answering the phone. Unfortunately, knowing a phone number does not always tell us who or where they are. Thankfully, there are ways to find out using something called a reverse number search. There are free searches that will allow you to find a person or business if their landline phone is registered in any phone book. However, if you wish to find someone using a cell phone number, you will probably have to pay to do so.

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  1. Go to one of the two sites listed below.

  2. Enter the phone number with the area code in the box provided and click search. The results displayed will list the name and address connected to that phone number.

  3. Click on the name to get more information such as a map or driving directions to the address listed.

  4. Tip

    For unlisted numbers and cell phone numbers, a background search service such as intelius.com is the best way to go. For a small fee, you are able to get all current information on the owner of the phone number. This information include name, address, age and more depending on the type of search.

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Things You'll Need

  • Internet access

About the Author

Ryan Maxwell began his professional freelance writing career in 2009. He is a former U.S. Army military police officer, as well as a published poet and photographer. While attending Finlandia University, Maxwell majored in criminal justice with a minor in English studies. Ryan is also very skilled in computer maintenance, upgrade and repair with almost 20 years of experience.

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