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Reverse Phone Lookup - Free with Name?

Reverse Phone Lookup - Free with Name?

Is a free reverse lookup, with name availability in search results really possible? Read to find out.
Omkar Phatak
Reverse phone lookup service is one of the most sought after services on the Internet. There are many reasons why one would want to run such a lookup. It may be that somebody is being harassed by blank calls or somebody needs to trace the owner of a number for business purposes. Whatever may be the reason, the good news is that it's possible to run such a lookup on the Internet.

For Landline Phones

If you are looking for free reverse lookup service, to trace landline numbers, then I have some good news. There are many ways in which you can trace a landline phone number. These numbers are listed publicly by telephone companies and therefore it is easily possible to run a free reverse lookup. Here are the various available alternatives.

Google It!
Until very recently, Google offered a phonebook service which I would have directed you to, but it has unfortunately been discontinued. Still, Google search can reverse lookup a landline number for you, if it's published on any web page on the Internet, then it will find the page for you. If the owner of that number has listed it on his own website, you can track it down quite easily this way.

Use Free Lookup Websites
There are many websites on the Internet that offer a free reverse lookup for landlines. You may use the services offered by any of these sites for free. 'Phonelookup' is one such site.

For Cell Phones

Is free reverse lookup available for cell phone numbers? The answer is a big 'No'. Though many articles keep endorsing that free reverse cell phone lookup with name is available, the truth is that when you reverse lookup a number on these sites, they ask you for a fee to get the details. All you are provided for free is the name of the cellular company to which the number is subscribed to and name of the town or city, where the owner is located. For the exact address and name of the owner, you will need to pay a few dollars! Free reverse cell phone lookup is a myth!

In conclusion, free lookup services are available, in case of landline phones, but for cell phone numbers, you will have to pay up! In case you face a situation, where somebody is harassing you on phone and you are unable to trace the identity of the caller, take help from the police authorities. They can gain access to telephone company databases and trace the identity of the caller for you.