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Free Cell Phone Number Search

How to Find Cell Phone Numbers For Free By Ezmeralda Lee, eHow Contributor

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Finding cell phone numbers can be a daunting job, more so when there is so much movement between networks and people keep shifting numbers owing to different offers and other benefits. In many cases the task looks impossible and for those who loose hope there are special agencies who make it their business to trace these cell phone numbers for a fee. You are welcome to try these agencies; however, before you make a payment, try the following method for free. You might get what you want without sending a penny.

Things You'll Need
  • A computer/ laptop
  • High-speed Internet connection
  • The cell number you want to trace or the name of the person
  • Any details about the person (or cell number) such as address, place of work, place of birth, etc
  • At least 30 minutes of time (it could take more)
  • Basic knowledge of computers and Internet surfing

Instructions

Start with a Simple Search on the Internet

  • 1. You can try with a simple search on the Net. Type the cell number in the search bar of any search engine you prefer and see what it comes up with. In case you are looking for the cell number of a person, you need to type the name and as many details as you have. Do not worry if you have no details; just the name would do as fine. In most cases the cell number of the person would be listed for some reason of other such as networking site (informal), business sites, soft copy of CV, a list of participants of a workshop/ seminar/ training program/ conference, etc. There are so many places where people leave their cell numbers, even when it is otherwise unlisted.

  • 2. Check out the more specialized sites. Run a search on the Internet for specialized sites, which compile cell phone numbers such as http://www.nonpublished.com. You will need to type keywords such as "free cell phone directory", "free online cell phone index", or such similar phrases which tell the web crawlers to find for you free cell phone directories.

  • 3. Take the help of reverse lookup sites. There are another type of specialized sites, i.e. reverse lookup sites. Here, you have the cell number and they give you the name of the person. Therefore, this will work only if you have some cell number of the person you are trying to trace. Once you get some information, you could once again use this to further your investigation regarding the cell number you are presently seeking. For example, an old number would give a place of work, an address, etc. which you could once again place on the search bar to find further details.

  • 4. Try volunteer directories

    Type in the search engine "volunteer cell phone directory" and then shift selectively through the results. These directories consist of cell phones numbers, which are voluntarily fed into online directories. However, in case the person who number you are seeking did not list his or her phone number, you will not find it

  • 5. Save time, pay fee. Though this is a "How to find cell phone numbers for free", sometimes, it is better paying a small fee and getting your results faster, than spending time and effort searching and searching and searching. Look for pay sites that charge low fees, such as US $20-30, which is often worth the trouble. Examples of such sites can be found in the resources category below. These sites find results you can expect before you part with the fee.

Tips & Warnings

  • Many free cell phone directory sites will give you links to other free sites, so check out the whole website, especially at the bottom. The following free sites could be of help: http://www.CellPhoneDirectory.com, http://www.CellPhoneNumber.com, http://www.free-reverse-cell-phone-directory.com, http://www.mobilphoneno.com and http://Peoplefinders.com.

  • Be very careful when you open these free sites as many are loaded with spyware and malicious adware. There are plenty of nefarious people who are on the look out for fresh victims all the time.

Ezmeralda Lee

Ezmeralda Lee is a published writer living in Upstate New York. She has been writing for more than 15 years and has experience with subjects such as business, management, computer programming, technology, horses and real estate, She has expertise in computers, home and garden, law and literature. Lee holds a B.A. in English from Binghamton University.

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