Identifying Unknown Cell Numbers

January 18, 2015 Posted by communicator

New advances in technology have made it possible and easy to find a cell numbers location. Technological breakthroughs, like GPS on mobile phones, have improved the chances of learning the exact location of a phone. The technique, called triangulation, allows people to pinpoint where a caller is. Emergency services use this technique to locate callers.

Location Tracking Apps

There are many location tracking online services and apps that you can downloaded onto your smart phone. These apps may differ in appearance, interface, cost, and terms. However, all location tracking apps use the same triangulation technique. In addition to location tracking, there are also websites and apps that can show you the identity of a phone number’s owner.

Reverse Phone Lookup Apps

Phone umber tracer apps compile their information from different online databases and information from telecommunication companies. In the past, the process of tracing cell numbers was difficult because there was no way to gain access to this information. Cell phone directories use many different sources to identify who the number belongs to. The apps use information from phone companies to identify the location of the number and what carrier the number belongs to.

There are many reasons why people want to trace unknown cell numbers. One reason is to identity a recently missed call. By running a reverse phone lookup on the number you will be able to see who the phone number belongs to and where they are calling from.

Companies will often use caller ID information to find out the identity and location of their customers when they are receiving a call. This allows them to provide better customer service.

Cell Phone Directories in the U.S.

While landline phone numbers are published in the U.S., cell phone numbers are not. Even though, these records aren’t public there are numerous online cell phone directories and caller ID services. These websites and apps can be used to trace the location and identity of a certain caller for personal or work reasons.

With some cell phone lookups there may be a fee. These directories charge a monthly or annual subscription fee, or a one-time fee depending on how many searches you run. The fees keep the directory regularly updated. Most listings are very precise and accurate.

In addition, the cell phone lookup may give you a lot of good information, such as the full address of the phone number or social profiles. All of this information will help you avoid unwanted, incoming calls.