I am not at all systematic, when it comes to maintaining contact information. My job keeps me moving all around town and I usually end up scrawling phone numbers of business contacts wherever I find space, which ranges from tissue papers to even newspapers. Most of the time, after having noted them down without a name, I forget whom they belong to. Thanks to reverse phone lookup services on the Internet, I can get away with this habit of mine and find out the names of phone number owners. Thanks also to the fact that there are several websites offering a lookup service.
How to Run a Free Reverse Lookup?
Running a reverse lookup is an extremely simple exercise today. Earlier, you had to browse through huge hard copies of lookup directories, which listed number of US landline phone number owners. Now, with the advancement in web design technologies, there are sites that offer an online service.
All that you need to do is open the web page of the service offering free reverse phone lookup and type in the number you want to reverse lookup, in the search interface. Immediately, your query is forwarded to the web server hosting the web site. Subsequently, the number is scanned and checked against all the database entries.
If there is a matching number in the database, the associated name and address entry is immediately provided. I have successfully run such a free lookup several times.
Websites Offering The Service
There are many websites which offer a reverse phone lookup with free name results. The most notable and widely used ones are '411' and 'White Pages'. If there is a published landline phone number in USA, that you are reverse looking up, you will find it on these websites. If it's an AT&T number, you can directly go to the 'Directory Assistance' page on the AT&T website, which lets you run a reverse lookup, for free.
Reverse Cell Phone Number Lookup
You might wonder if such a service is available in case of US cell phone numbers. Unfortunately there is no such service offering a free cell phone number search or a reverse lookup for cell phone numbers. Even wireless carriers like AT&T and Verizon don't provide a free cell phone number lookup. That's because they are committed to safeguarding the privacy of their subscribers. However paid web services like 'Cell Phone Registry' are available that will provide you with the name and address of any US based cell phone user.
Using any of these websites, you can trace the name and address of any US landline phone owner, who has listed his number in public directories. As I explained before, there is no free cell phone number search or a reverse cell phone lookup service with free name results. If you need to trace a cell phone number, take help from the best services, which will charge you $5 to $15 for the job.