Cell phone lookup is a service that enables one to trace the owner of a phone number. Cellphone lookup will also give the closest possible location of the cellphone as well as the address of the registered owner. This service can also be used in some cases to identify the service provider the line belongs to. For example, if you get a phone bill and you do not remember calling that particular number, one can use cellphone lookup to identify the registered owner of the number and this could as well refresh ones memory.
Cell phone lookup services rely on a databases compiled by the service providers, where one requests access to the database by entering the seven digits of the cellphone number. A search in the databases therefore will give the results, mainly the registered owner of the cell, address of the owner and in some cases the location of the cell at that particular moment. There are numerous companies that provide cellphone lookup service. Most companies will generate the name of the cell, address but some may not generate the location of the cell for security reasons. Others may require one to pay for additional information such as call data.
The reverse number lookup service has in a way minimized fraud in registered cellphones. Generally no one would be thrilled by being on the wrong side of the law, thus one will be careful n the usage of registered cellphones.
Landlines can also be searched using the cellphone lookup service. More comprehensive information is also available for landlines such as the registered owner, the location, address and the status of the land-line, that is if its active or disconnected. Wireless phones can also be searched using the cellphone lookup service.
Another way to lookup telephone numbers is by using the area code lookup service. This service will enable the user to identify the closest location, known as the area code. For example, there are four area codes for Atlanta, GA: 404, 470, 678 and 770.So, a ten digit number will have three for the area code and then seven for the number. Therefore, it is possible to have the same number in the four area codes, so it is important to put the area code before the number in-order to reach the actual number. Most service providers will provide basic information of a cellphone in its network for free.
All in all, it is generally possible to trace a number in several websites that provide the lookup service, but one must be careful with some of the providers that may ask for ones information before providing the service. Some are third party providers, others are brokers and they may not be very good. Removing ones data from these providers and brokers can prove to be a tedious and costly adventure.
Some phones, especially those running the Android system generally come with applications that enable them to perform a reverse lookup on numbers they receive. IPhones have applications that enable reverse lookup as well.