Typically, when you recall someone you haven't spoken to in awhile or need to contact an acquaintance who you don't have a number for, you simply go to the phone book and look up their name. Yet in current times most people do not even waste space in their homes with the chunky paper phone books, but prefer to visit internet pages containing the same information and find what they need much quicker.
Yet problems arise in in everyday life where they receive a phone number and want to identify who it is connected to. Phone books are designed on the knowledge of the name of the business or person you need to reach, and therefore offer little help. With cell phones being so widely used these days it gets even more complicated since there isn't a cell phone phone book accessible to the public like with landlines. Obviously, technological advances have made another sort of phone number directory necessary.
Reverse phone lookup means just what its name suggests: it reverses the way you normally use a phone number listing. Rather than searching for a name to find a number or address, you are using a phone number to find the name or even address of whoever the number may be listed under.
A lot of people do not even realize this can be done, but with the invention of reverse phone lookup websites it is now widely used in the business world. It is also growing with individuals who become curious about a phone number for one reason or another. It is a different take on the phone book and is likely to erase the need for paper phone books in the future.
If you get a lot of unwanted phone calls, whether they are annoying hang ups, rude pranks, or even solicitations and collection services who don't clearly identify themselves but call nonstop, there is a way to figure out just who is connected to the calls by tapping into one of these directories.
You can visit whitepages.com and find a limited reverse phone lookup website for the most basic information or for published home phone numbers, but there are two categories of information that cannot be found with any other means other than a more detailed service.
- * When you have a number but no more information and want a matching name.
- * If you have someone's cell phone or an unpublished landline number and want to find a name, address, or additional information. Whitepages.com will not help with this type of information because it is not equipped with the information you want.
Reverse phone lookup services put out quite a bit of time compiling information, ensuring it is as updated as possible, and saving it all in an organized directory so that it can be easily accessed by consumers as needed.
A good bit of this information compiled is not easy to find and some of it must be paid for as well. For instance, a trustworthy, accurate website will have to pay cell phone companies for updated listings of phone numbers. In turn, it is to be expected that you will have to hand over a small charge to gain access to their listings.
The deal about the fee is it should be small and reasonable, usually about a dollar or so for a one-time phone number lookup and under fifteen bucks for more long term subscription to the |listings|directory|service}. Any site asking for a high charge for limited information delivered should be avoided.
There are too many good listings available to waste time and money on inaccurate services, so be certain they actually have the information you desire before giving them hard earned money.