How to find a phone number online


During our lives we all received at some point phone calls from a number that we did not recognize. While you do not always feel like calling back, you were probably curious enough to investigate the number. It is normal to want to determine who is the person behind the phone number.

Using the internet is one of the simplest solutions in this situations. However, things can become a bit tricky, because most phone numbers are not listed online. Nonetheless, we have a few tips that should help you.

Social media

Nowadays, everything is connected. If you have a phone number start by saving it in your contacts. Then, sync your contacts with your Instagram/Facebook/ etc. This way, you will be able to see if the phone number is associated to any account.


WhatsApp can also be great if you are investigating an unknown cell phone number. Make sure that you save the mysterious number in your contacts and then to WhatsApp and look for it. It is very likely that you will be able to see their profile picture, which can be helpful.

Use search engines

Reverse phone lookup is quite simple when it comes to Google. All you have to do is type the phone number into the search engine, and the results should show up. It is true that you won’t always find the owner of the phone number, but you might just be lucky. There is a chance that the person has listed the phone number somewhere online.

Private investigator

This an option that you should consider only if you are really determined to find out who is calling you. Hiring a private investigator could make sense if the unknown number is harassing you. A private investigator might ask somewhere between $70-200 for a telephone number. If you get a detective, you should make him charge you only if he is successful.

Premium sites

There are some sites that have access to phone number databases. However, in order to use these sites you will need to pay a fee. In some cases, it might be worth it to do that so you can access millions of cell phone records. However, you have to be very careful. There are many websites like this that prove to be scams.

The good part is that premium reverse cell phone lookup services have other functions as well. In fact, you should be able to access other features too, such as background checks that come with details about someone’s family, job or education. You might be even able to find an address.

Call the number

This is the simplest solution and this is what you should do if you have no other options left. It is true that most people don’t feel comfortable calling an unknown number, but you could even try using a public telephone booth. This way you will be able to find out who the caller is, without using your actual phone number.


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