Free reverse cell phone lookups are pretty easy to do but hardly ever yield correct and up-to-date results. Today, I want to show you how to perform a free reverse cell phone lookup using totally free resources such as Google and MySpace.
This method of finding people’s details just by searching for their cell phone number relies on the “target” listing their details on the Internet, which means there is a high probability the information you find, if you do find any, is likely to be wrong or out of date. But because this is a free method, there’s no harm in trying, right?
To begin with, you need to ensure the cell number you have is a valid one. I normally do this just by typing it into this paid reverse phone lookup to see if any results come from it. The likelihood is that if the number doesn’t appear on this tool, then you’ve likely got the number wrong.
If you look for the number using that website, and find it to be valid, then you can then move onto the next step – seeing if the number is available on the Internet anywhere. To do this, you just have to head to Google and then simply type the number in this format: “xxx-xxx-xxxx” where x is a digit of the number. You should type the number in quotation marks to ensure that Google ONLY finds results with that exact subject in.
When you hit search and pull up the results for this number, you will quickly see what kind of information is available to you. HINT: The most relevant results will appear at the top of the results pages. This means that if you don’t find any information on the first two pages, then you’re likely not going to find any with that search.
This works by searching Google for the exact phone number in any webpage. Because we’re looking for information with the phone number, we want to find any webpage with the number in to enable us to see what the “target” has been listed on.
If you can’t find any results this way, then it’s time to move onto more inventive methods of finding your person. This, for me, would include looking on MySpace for the number, to see that the target might have posted it on there. If this doesn’t bring back any results, then you need to try other sources such as Yahoo, MSN and Facebook.
You should also try using BoardTracker, a tool which searches thousands of forums, to bring you records of where cell phone numbers have been mentioned in forum conversations.
At the end of the day, if your target has listed their information online and you are able to find it then that’s great. You will quickly learn whether it’s possible to find a person’s details freely online depending on the amount of results you get for your various searches. The problem with this type of search is that even if you do find the information you want, you have to look at how you will know the information is correct and how up-to-date it is.
I strongly recommend this Reverse Cell Phone Lookup which makes searching for people’s details with their phone number so easy.