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Can I Find a Person’s Mobile Number?

June 11th, 2011 — 10:12pm

As a general rule, mobile numbers are not listed in free directories because these numbers are private. Cell phone users consider their mobile phone a private gadget which only they can decide whether to give someone to call. At the same time, there are dozens of accounts when fans were hunting for celebrities’ mobile numbers.

As most of us understand, it is a violation of privacy to call someone’s mobile phone without permission. But is it?

We do drop our numbers on the Internet – e.g. in social profiles, on resumes publicly posted in .pdf files. Plus, there are many cases when we may need to look up someone’s cell number for very legitimate purposes.

But as it has been mentioned throughout this blog, there is no 411 mobile directory that can be used to find this information for free. Only private directories might have it. These directories usually operate as reverse lookups because looking up a person by their mobile number is not such a big deal since he or she already called you anyway.

In order to run a cell phone lookup by name, you will need to use a bit different approach. To make long story short, your best bet is to simply run what is known as “people search“. A people search report may provide a lot of details about someone including their contact information, such as mailing address, e-mail, current and past phone numbers, etc.

Related: Good Luck Finding Cellphone Number

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Tracing Blocked Numbers

June 11th, 2011 — 1:23pm

In this post we are going to talk about the technique used to reveal a blocked phone number. We are referring to the phone calls which may appear as “Unknown”, “Restricted” or “Blocked” on your caller ID. There are two options to unblock the # in such cases.

The first option is to check the online history of phone calls available from your mobile provider. Quite often you can find the phone number of a mysterious private caller disclosed in your call history. If not, there is a more powerful solution called TrapCall.

About TrapCall

This is not a typical call tracking software, so you won’t need to install anything on your phone and the good news is that it works for ALL types of phones and blocked numbers. You will simply sign up with the service by selecting a plan which best suits your needs, and then follow a few easy steps to activate it by dialing several numbers on your phone.

What Can TrapCall Do?

TrapCall is very powerful as it doesn’t just allow you to identify the private caller’s # (which is already great) but it can also blacklist unwanted numbers. The advanced plan includes recording your phone calls, viewing caller’s name and address, voice mail transcription etc.

There is also a TrapCall app available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.

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Cell Phone Spy Software

June 11th, 2011 — 12:50pm

Yes! It is what you are thinking and it’s called Mobile Spy. How does it work? You will install the software on the target’s mobile phone in order to monitor the user’s activity on your PC. Let me briefly list a number of its features here.

Features:

  1. Call tracking. Allows you to check for incoming/outgoing phone calls;
  2. SMS Tracking. Allows you to read incoming/outgoing messages;
  3. GSM Tracking.  Shows current geo location using Google Maps;
  4. Phone Book. You can view all phone numbers listed in the phone.
  5. Email and Photo Tracking. Same as SMS tracking but for emails and images.

The good news is that the software supports all popular phones (iPhone, Android-based, Symbian-based, Blackberry).

I’m not going to tell you the typical reasons why people use it, but would rather say:

You should be the legal owner of the phone or have permission from the user of the phone in order to install Mobile Spy on it.

Have fun! :)

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Why It’s NOT FREE to Look Up Cell Phone Owner Details

June 11th, 2011 — 11:56am

There are some services which can provide such cell phone number information as the service career and phone line type for free.  However, they charge for the identifying information such as the name and address of the phone owner. There are basically two reasons for this.

1. Data collecting. It takes time, money and human resources to find, organize and maintain a database of phone numbers.

2. No public mobile directory. A public cell phone directory does not currently exist due to various privacy concerns. Mobile carriers refused to cooperate in the past when such a directory was proposed.

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Delist Your Phone Number From White Pages

June 11th, 2011 — 10:13am

As you may already know there are two types of phone numbers – public and private. If your phone number is private, like most mobile numbers are, it probably cannot be found anywhere in free sources. But what if your phone number got listed in one of the free directories, like White Pages? If your phone number is publicly listed with White Pages, everyone can look up personal information about you with a click of a mouse.

Fortunately, you do not have to change your phone # if this is the case. White Pages has a simple procedure in place which you can follow in order to remove the listing.

  1. Find your phone number
  2. Select your listing
  3. While on the “Detail View” page, find and click on “Is this you? Remove your listing” at the bottom of the page. That’s it!

Detailed instructions can be found here.

Another useful tip will help you add your number to DoNotCall registy. This government established directory contains all the numbers which are not allowed to be used in telemarketing campaigns. In other words, if you have been recently receiving a lot of telemarketing calls, you should consider listing your number with the DoNotCall database.

Simply follow these three simple steps to get your # included in the DoNotCall list.

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