If you are wondering who does a cell phone number belong to after you have come across an old number in a diary somewhere or have had a missed call on your cell then you need to take a look at one of the many websites offering such searching services on the internet. These are generally called reverse searches as usually you would try and find a number by typing in the person’s name and address but in this case you are trying to find out the name and address by the cell phone number.
You will be offered quite a bit of information from the cell phone number that you have given the website. You may be expected to pay for the information however, so do not expect to get the details for free.
Generally you will be able to find the name and address as expected from the number as well as whether the phone is a landline or a wireless one, what network the cell phone is for, a location shown by a map of the address that has been given and even public records so that you can use this to try and find old contacts and suchlike.
There are many reasons as to why a person would need to use a site like this including catching up with old friends that had moved away by using the public records section of the results, checking whether or not a spouse or partner is cheating, making sure children are OK and even just to avoid prank calls.
Richard Ducharne is a freelance writer who’s published many articles about technology.