How to Do a FREE Reverse Cell Phone Lookup
Is there such a thing as a free reverse cell phone lookup? It’s the question of the ages. Well, the information age for sure. It’s a question that ranks right up there with, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” I know the answer to that one, too. The chicken came first. Just look in the dictionary. Yes, you can do a reverse cell phone lookup absolutely free. Read on.
At one time or another we need to know who the caller is when we receive a phone call on our landline or cellphone displaying an unfamiliar number. Is it a friend that we haven’t talked to in months or a foe – a persistent debt collector? Or a deep breather – an obscenity pest? Or an organization repeatedly requesting donations? If the number is familiar, you probably pick up the phone. If the number is not, you may want to know who is on the other end of the line before answering.
I have discovered that it is possible to do a reverse cell phone lookup absolutely free. I have read a number of articles that indicate a free cell phone search is possible, but when push comes to shove, they chicken out – sorry. The authors of these articles state that free reverse cell phone lookup is an invaluable service, and then they go on to state that you can have access for one low price.
Are you as confused as I am? They give you a number of websites where you find out free that information is available and sometimes even the city where the caller resides. But to get the name of the caller and further information, you have to pay a one-time fee that is generally $14.95. Or there’s a second option offering you a premium membership where you can look up unlimited numbers for one year.for $39.95. Not exactly free, right?
You might be asking yourself, why can’t I just get this cell phone number free? Simple. Landline phone numbers belong in the public domain so you can find them on almost any free online search website. But cell phone numbers are private and owned by telephone carriers and telecommunication companies. The information for cell phone databases is collated manually from many sources so reverse phone lookup companies charge a fee for this information.
Don't despair though. You can do a free reverse cell phone lookup if you know how. Let me count the ways:
1 – Caller ID. You probably have Caller ID on your landline. You can also add it to your cell phone. It gives you the name of missed callers and phone numbers.
2 - Star 69. Press * (star), then 6, then 9. Your phone will automatically call back your last caller.
3 – Search Engines. Google.com, Yahoo.com, Bing.com, Altavista.com, Dogpile.com.
Good news! This is where you can get lucky and learn absolutely free who belongs to the cell phone you are researching.. One caveat, however, it will only work for you if the number has been published at some time – perhaps in an online resume, in a post or article, in a publicity release, or on a social networking site like Facebook or Myspace. I’m usually amazed that so many folks post their cellphone numbers online risking the possibility of identity theft.
Important! Be sure that you enter the cell phone number in two different ways:
and also without hyphens or spaces: 5551115555.
"An amazing invention - but who would ever want to use one?"
That remarkable statement was made by President Rutherford B. Hayes who made a call from Washington, DC to Pennsylvania with Alexander Graham Bell's new telephone patented in 1876.
© Copyright BJ Rakow 2010, 2013 Rev. All rights reserved. Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So."