Finding the information associated with the owner or user of a particular cell phone has become a very lucrative business, and it has done so in a very short amount of time. It was not too long ago that services like the White Pages online came to be, and in a few short decades these outlets have grown in size and application tremendously. Today’s services are employed for a variety of reasons, some of which still include the original novelty and entertainment of the first uses as well as modern applications in locating individuals for profit.
The task of locating the owner or operator information for a given cell phone is called a reverse cell phone lookup, or in many cases, just a cell phone lookup. The companies that provide this information are numerous, and depending on what type of information is needed, they can charge for their services. There are many options for free cell phone lookup information, but these usually only return the minimum information available, and some only return initials and the city of registration for a reverse cell phone lookup free of charge.
Some of the more popular services like www.AnyWho.com, and, of course, the original, www.WhitePages.com, do offer these free search options, but the best and most accurate information is within the paid options. These options allow access to search databases and return much more detailed and reliable information than can found through most free services. Just as laptops used to cost over $2,000 and now you can find new laptops under 300 dollars, advancing technology will force the price down for other technology, including cell phones and cell phone services. While basic services are free now, even detailed cell phone lookup information should be inexpensive or free in the future.
One way to test the accuracy of the information provided through various outlets is to take some well-known information and see what returns are found for it. Using one’s own number is often the best way to do this, and by simply comparing the free results from other providers or even from a search engine like Google, one can quickly estimate the reliability of different information providers.
- Is your cell phone killing you? (reversecellphones.org)
- The Reverse Cell Phone Strategy (goarticles.com)
When Should You Pay for a Cell Phone Lookup? by Steve