How to Find Out Who Owns a Cell Phone Number

Have you ever received a call from cell phone number that you did not recognize on your caller ID. If you have, I am sure you know how frustrating it can be to find out whom the cell phone number belongs to.

Wonder why phone numbers are not publicly published in and type of cell phone directory or cell phone number book? That’s because it is against the law in the United States for cell phone companies and cell phone service providers to publish their client’s cell phone numbers?

Below are four tips you can use to be successful in finding the name and address of the owner of any cell phone number:

  1. Simply call the cell phone number back. Sure this sounds easy, but not everyone wants to do this. If you would like to be anonymous, just call the number back from a public phone. If anyone answers the phone, just ask who is speaking. This is the easiest way to find out who owns a cell phone number.
  2. Google it! Enter the cell phone number into Google’s search engine and see if any information about the phone number comes up. Almost everyone today has a Facebook profile, blog or posts on message boards or newsgroups. You would be amazed how many people publish name, address and cell phone number online not realizing that their personal information is searchable by the world.
  3. Call a private investigation service. Look in the phone book or internet for a private investigation service and see how much they charge to run a reverse cell phone number trace. Most investigation services charge from $75 up to a whopping $200 for each cell phone reverse trace. Usually you will only have to pay if the search was a success.
  4. Subscribe to one of the services such as the ones used by private investigators to perform reverse cell traces. Once you have an account you can perform your own cell phone investigations. Most services charge anywhere from $40-$60 a year for unlimited cell reverse search access.