Normally, when you remember someone you haven't haven't heard from in awhile or need to communicate with an acquaintance who you don't have a number for, you retrieve the phone book and look up their last name. These days most people do not even take up room in their office or homes with the oversized paper phone books, but prefer to visit websites which have the same information and find what they need much quicker.
Yet problems arise in in everyday life where they have a phone number and want to identify who it belongs to. Phone books are designed around knowing the name of the person you need to connect with, so offer little help. With cell phones being so widely used these days it gets even more complicated because there isn't a phone number listing accessible to the community as we have with standard home phones. Apparently, developments in technology have made another variation of number listing necessary.
Reverse phone lookup is basically what its name suggests: it reverses the method in which you typically use a number directory. Rather than looking up a name to get to a phone number or address, you look up a phone number to locate the name or address of whoever the number may be listed under.
Most people do not even know this is possible, yet with the development of reverse phone lookup services it is now common by many businesses. It is also growing with individuals who get concerned with a number for whatever reason. It is a more modern form of the phone book and is likely to outdate the need for paper phone books in the future.
If you are bothered by a high volume of disturbing calls, whether they are childish hang ups, disturbing pranks, or even telemarketers or bill collectors who don't leave a message but call at all hours, there is a way to identify just who is connected to the calls by accessing one of these services.
You can visit yellowpages.com and access a limited reverse phone lookup service for very basic information or for listed landline numbers, but there are two categories of information that cannot be retrieved by any other means besides a more detailed directory.
- * When you have a number but no additional information and want a corresponding name.
- * When you have a cell phone or an unlisted landline number and want to find a name, address, or additional information. Yellowpages.com will not help with this type of information because it is not updated with the information you want.
Reverse phone lookup directories spend a lot of time collecting information, keeping it as updated as possible, and saving it all in an organized listing so that it can be easily used by consumers on demand.
Much of this information collected is not easy to find and some of it must be paid for as well. For example, a legitimate, accurate listing will have to purchase numbers from cell phone networks for accurate listings of phone numbers. In turn, it is only reasonable that you will have to hand over a small charge to have access to their records.
The key to the fee is it should be low and reasonable, typically about a buck or so for a one-time phone number search and around fifteen dollars for more long term subscription to the |listings|directory|service}. Any directory asking for a large fee for very little information retrieved should be avoided.
There are too many valuable listings out there to throw away time and money on inaccurate services, so make sure they are offering the information you need before giving them hard earned money.