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How to find a house phone number

Updated March 23, 2017

With the growing popularity of mobile phones, many people are slowly forgetting about home phones. Whether you forgot someone's home phone number or you need to find another method of contact for your friend or family member, you will need to find his house phone number. You can find a house phone number a few different ways--online, over the phone with a representative or from a phone book.

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  1. Access the Internet and navigate to, or

  2. Click the tab "Find People." Enter the first and last name of the person whose phone number you want to find followed by her Postcode.

  3. Click "Submit" and wait for the results to populate on the screen.

  4. Dial "411" from your home phone. Be aware you may be charged a fee for 411 calls.

  5. Inform the operator that you want to search for a residential listing.

  6. Provide the representative with the first and last name of the person whose phone number you want, followed by his Postcode.

  7. Wait for the operator to provide you with the house phone number.

  8. Look into your local phone book and find the section of the first letter of the last name of the person whose phone number you are trying to locate.

  9. Find the person's last name.

  10. Find the person's first name. Verify the address and then write down the house phone number.

  11. Tip

    If you are searching for someone out of state, use either the 411 or online method.

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About the Author

Based in Chicago, Kenyonda Bradley has been writing for online publications since 2008. With more than 10 years of experience as a hairstylist, she is also studying to become an elementary school teacher.

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