When most of us are looking to do a reverse phone number lookup, the information we are looking for is the name and address of a person whose number has appeared on our caller ID. But in some cases, it might be useful to perform a preliminary search just to check the registered location and phone provider for a particular number before ordering a more detailed tracer report.
How can this be useful?
First, you should be aware that there is no central directory for the wireless or unlisted numbers in the U.S. due to well known privacy concerns. These numbers are scraped from the Internet, private and public records sources (e.g. court records) and then compiled into directories that can be accessed by general public for a fee.
You understand that many of these records are not updated very frequently and thus, there is always a chance that you might be getting outdated information about a phone number. For this reason, you might first wish to check the number’s issuing location and cell phone carrier. If you have a City ID enabled on your phone, for instance, you can compare the info from the City ID with the city shown by the directory for that number. And from that point you can decide whether you would like to pay for a full tracer report that will include name and address of the phone owner.
There are some directories that allow you to look up the issuing location and the phone company of any U.S. number for free. You can do a cell phone provider lookup on our site or use any other directory that supports this option.
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Unlike reverse cell phone lookups which can help you identify to whom a particular number belongs, a cell phone tracker has to do with tracking the location of a cell phone user at any given moment in time. Cell phone tracking is different from cell phone spying, however, that usually involves listening in on the person’s phone calls, reading his or her text messages, etc.
There may be many applications of cell phone tracking in real life. You might want to check if your boyfriend is really going to Phoenix to visit his parents over the weekend. Or, you might need to keep track of the whereabouts of your adolescent daughter.
So, what options do you have?
First, you should know that unless you arrange this kind of service via your mobile provider (e.g. Family Locator plans, etc.), in order to enable cell phone tracking on someone’s phone, you will need to install specialized software. This software won’t work on any phone. Each provider has a list of supported cell phone devices. If you work with the latest model, such as iPhone or Blackberry, there is nothing to worry about, these devices have a GPS receiver installed in them.
In addition to having a compatible cell phone, you will also need a data plan that includes Internet connection, which is necessary for downloading the software and sending all tracking information to the software provider’s server. You will then be able to log onto an account that you have created on the software developer’s web site and track the owner’s location on a map.
There are plenty of absolutely free cell phone tracking applications that you can easily install on any supported mobile phone and track the user’s location in real time. InstaMapper is one such popular application that has a lot of advanced features, such as storing up to 100,000 locations per mobile phone, etc.
If you would like to use cell phone tracking to monitor a teen driver, to check up on a cheating spouse, to monitor workers while they operate company vehicles, or just to get a better picture of where you have been or are at, then this application may be a great match for your GPS tracking needs.
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We have all received those “Private Caller” calls with no number attached to them. In most cases people have no idea how to trace such calls back to their owner. “Private Caller” is not the only label that masked calls can come with. There are “Restricted”, “Unknown” and even “No Number” masks that may appear on your caller ID.
While there are many reasons why your mobile provider may choose to use one of these masks (e.g. international calls are sometimes displayed as “Unknown” because the caller uses a prepaid phone card), the “Private Caller” and “Restricted” masks are pretty common and the reason behind them is straightforward – the person who is calling you blocked their number via special code *67 or otherwise.
It is not uncommon for pranksters to block their number before calling the victim. Scammers and con artists use the same techniques to keep their numbers unidentified.
The bad news is that you cannot call a private number back as that is the purpose of “private” and no amount of *69s will dial that private number. Here is one quick trick that might work though. Some cell phone providers disclose private numbers on your cell phone bill. So, if you log onto your cell phone account online and check the call history – the private number may come out.
Luckily, there is a more effective solution to these pesky private ID calls. There are now services like TrapCall which use what is referred to as conditional call forwarding to unblock “Restricted”, “Blocked” and other private mask calls. Basically, this technology will forward a private call to a special toll-free number (instead of your voice mail) for unmasking. After that you will receive a text message with full information about the caller – not only the number but also their name and address.
As a side point, you should remember that you can always block private callers by dialing special code *77.
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Open source cell phone directories organized by name can be an excellent resource, either for personal or business use. However, due to lack of support from cell phone users in USA, the official cell phone directory was never established. Yet, there are multiple websites that advertise free cell phone lookups and promise to find detailed information about any number you enter.
It is common practice in the advertising profession to use the word “free” everywhere and then add the fine print. Internet is naturally the perfect place for such advertisements because people tend to click on anything that says “FREE”.
Unfortunately, in the case of cell phone lookup sites, these advertisements are far from the truth. Since there is no free wireless directory, there is no way to obtain identifying information behind cell phone numbers for free. But the worst news is that you may end up paying a lot of money for the results of a reverse cell phone search if you use the wrong directory. There are countless directories that promise unlimited reverse cell phone lookups for a flat subscription fee. If you fall for this trick, you will soon find out that what they mean by free unlimited searches are just searches (not results) which you can do for free anyway on any of their web sites. It doesn’t make sense, you will say, and you will be right, but it does for their bank accounts.
There are dozens of directories that basically overcharge for a one time tracer report. Some of them charge up to 20 USD per reverse phone trace. Make sure, you do the research before you pass your credit card details to any such site.
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Internet people search has never been easier thanks to recent developments in the deep crawl technology and social networking boom. No one exactly remembers now how it all has started, but the fact is: we are all now connected. Facebook and Twitter alone have brought about a drastic change in how people use Internet to follow, find and spy on other people.
Then, there are companies that comb through all these social network websites and scrape users profiles… because someone somewhere sometime for some reason will certainly need to find another someone by email, phone number, address or name.
Type in your e-mail on spokeo.com and you might see a picture with a familiar face – your face. This service is pretty successful in finding people by email – their personal info, images and even addresses. Next time you register on a dating site, make sure you post decent pictures… or, make sure, you don’t… The same service can be used to run a search by name if White or Yellow pages can’t find it.
These electronic directories (White, Yellow pages, etc.) can be used to find people by name, but they are essentially phone directories and are based on landline or residential phone numbers. Most businesses still have stationary telephones but most people have long gone mobile. If you need to find a person by their cell phone number, these directories are behind the curve.
In those cases, reverse cell phone lookup directories, like cellphonelookup.com can come to rescue. Enter the phone number in their search box and you can instantly see to whom it belongs. A typical tracer report will include phone owner’s name, address, age, median income and more.
People search online is not a new idea but it has definitely gotten a new shape.
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Catchy name isn’t it?
It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but Windows Phone Series 7 is essentially the rebadged next generation of Windows Mobile, following on from the not universally loved WinMo 6.5.
Just about everything from the look and feel to the underlying code It would seem that Microsoft wishes to banish all memories of Windows Mobile, and who can blame it?
The home screen now consists of a series of “tiles” that can be personalised to include contacts, widgets and apps. then moved around at will. You’ll be able to play Xbox Live games on it, afthough expect Chess, Scrabble and the like rather than full-blown Halo action. Read the rest of this post »
Unusually for Apple, the initial launch date of late March has slipped, with the iPad (Wi-Fi version) going on sale in the US on April 3.
We in the UK will have to wait until the end of the month, as will punters in Australia, Canada, Prance, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland.
All versions to hit the UK at the end of April
The delay is unfortunate taut the good news is that both Wi-Fi and 3G-ready iPads will go on sale in the UK at the end of April, rather than June or July as was initially thought. Read the rest of this post »
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Recently, I have come across this website that claims to track down any cell phone owner’s location just by typing in his/her phone number. I entered the number, waited a few seconds as the site was seemingly searching for my target and then it loaded up the results. Wow! It was a joke… Try it for yourself just to have a quick laugh.
Basically, there is no way to track a cell phone owner’s location by just entering his phone number on a website. You uderstand, such technology is strictly used by emergency services and law enforcement agencies, as well as the U.S. government to find “terrorists”.
The only way you can possibly track the location of a particular cell phone at any given moment in time, is via so-called cell phone spying software. Essentially, this software is a bug that you have to install in the cell phone of someone you are willing to trace.
Say, you are suspicious of your boy friend messing aroud behind your back. So, you secretly download a mobile spy software on his phone that will be transmitting to your laptop or computer all his activity – you can even listen in on his conversations, read his text messages and track his movements easily. Unethical? It is a hard question that only you can answer for yourself.
But if you thought that you could get this info somewhere on the Internet by simply entering the number in a search box, not to mention getting this info for free – you are wrong and stop wasting your time.
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How to reverse look up a cell phone number online? Are there free cell phone directories? If you are trying to search a published landline number, White Pages directory may be your best bet. You can search by name, address or do a reverse phone number lookup. But which service to use if you need to track down a mobile or unlisted phone number? Public directories do not list cell phone numbers as they are owned by major cell phone providers.
Can you go to Sprint’s site and find cell phone numbers there? No. These numbers are not published the same way, land lines are, so don’t waste your time hopping from one site to another looking for this info.
Do a quick Google search for the number you want to track down. Use quotes (e.g. “4131234556″) if you find too many irrelevant results. If no luck, your best bet is to use a specialized directory.
Why are there so many sites that advertise “free” reverse cell phone searches?
Since there is no central free directory, people are searching the Internet for cell phone number info and all the bad guys who spread malicious contents know about it – we all want to save a couple bucks and get this info fo free!
So, the sites that offer “free” cellphone lookup results are actively looking for suckers who believe they can get results for free – despite the facts. These sites don’t give anything away. They always charge a fee in the end – and usually for outdated and inaccurate information. And sometimes they don’t even supply that. But they will still take your money.
So, if you need a reverse cell phone search, don’t waste your time messing around with the free services because they just don’t work. Instead use a reliable and trusted service. It gives you two options – a one time search, or for just a few dollars more you can sign up for an entire year of unlimited reverse lookup subscription – which adds up to a great value.