Different Ways of Acquiring Caller Information

You would like to know who is on the other side of the line especially if the number used to call you is unfamiliar. It could be anyone, an old friend, or even an enemy. It could be a telemarketer, a debt collector or one of those organizations, which constantly call to ask for donations. The chances of you picking a call from a familiar number are high, compared to the one that you may not know.

Conducting a reverse telephone look up is free on some sites. Some of them offer information on the caller including the place where he/she lives. Some other websites will give additional information, only at a small cost during a one-time search. You may want to get a membership, which will allow you to look up as many numbers as you may wish for a yearly payment. Most people will prefer the latter as they have found it to be better and more reliable.

The reason as to why the charges are there is that landline numbers are run by a public domain, making the search cost as low as free. Mobile numbers on the other hand are privately owned by private telecommunication companies, which charge to get information of their users. This may discourage you from ever seeking these services but here is a way to get the information without breaking a sweat.

Caller ID

This is normally found on landline phones. It will be wise if you also added it to your mobile phone. This way you will be able to attain the name of your caller and his/her phone number

Star 69

When you Press * (star), six (6), and then 9, you automatically call the last number which tried to call or called you. This is a sure way to get back to the caller to know who he/she is.

Search engines

Google, Yahoo, Bing, AltaVista and Dogpile are among the many search engines, which can help you, attain the information that you need. This will only work if the number you are searching has been published, either on an article, or in a resume. Numbers published on social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace or twitter are easy to get through the search engines too.

Online directory

There are many sites online, which may give you information, especially on cell phone numbers. Much as many of them may only give you limited information, this is a very good place to start, as the details you will get are the number’s carrier as well as the city it is registered.

Many database management companies find it hard to track down mobile numbers as the numbers change each time the owner moves to a different geographical location. Other people choose to change their numbers due to other reasons and this makes it even harder for these companies to keep tracks on them.

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