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admin on Nov 16, 2010
There is no free public cell phone directory as there is with residential phone numbers. This does not mean attempts have not been made to create one. Unfortunately, these attempts were foiled and stomped out at their very start.
Privacy advocates have long warned us that many consumers are not in favor of such a directory. Meanwhile, cell phone service providers are only interested in a directory if they are in fact the ones providing it.
Both groups have been responsible for foiling attempts to create a public directory. They have been so effective, one state (Washington) has even gone so far as to write legislature banning the creation of a cell phone directory that is accessible when someone searches for a cell phone number using a person’s name.
For more on the Washington State law visit:
This doesn’t mean that you will never be able to find that number you’re looking for. It just means that there is no national, universal, all-in-one-place directory for cell phone numbers.
Traditional white pages telephone directories are known for only carrying residential numbers. Yellow pages telephone directories are known for only carrying business numbers. This leaves a large gap in the individuals you can get a hold of. Many entrepreneurs and home business owners use their mobile phone as their second line of communication. Such a business cannot be found with a free traditional phonebook. There are also now more people who use cell phones in the place of landlines. How can these people be reached?
Free access to looking up cell phone numbers can be found in certain places online (see our article on cell phone number lookups). Coverage of these sites continues to grow in popularity and in the size of database. Free databases will not contain every number. Try these first and then if you exhaust all other options, a paid people search site may be the next viable option.
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Dave Burbank on Dec 09, 2010
Please find whose numbers they are 505-330-XXXX, 505-516-XXXX, and 505-360-XXXX?
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admin on Dec 27, 2010
Unfortunately, we do not lookup phone numbers for you with this site. However, if you have a question on how to find information please feel free to ask us using the “Ask A Question” button above.
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darlene ellison on Dec 19, 2010
I need to find a cell number in Salmon Arm BC for Bradley E…
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In that case you may want to read our article on looking up a cell phone number .
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sexy on Jun 26, 2011
Can you also find someone’s address with this?
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admin on Aug 05, 2011
Since there are a number of different services on the web, the amount of information you can find may vary. However, often if name information is available, address information will also be available. In general, a reverse phone lookup will give you: the first and last name, the known address, whether the number is a wireless or a landline, who the service provider is, and sometimes a map.
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Bill on Jul 11, 2011
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