A phone number does not seem like a lot of information about a person, but it's more than enough to conduct a reverse phone search. Whether you found the number on your teenager's cell phone bill or you just came across it in an old address book and got curious, a strange number can always be a source of interest. However, if you do not have a name to go with the number, it might be quite a bit harder to learn more.
Luckily reverse phone lookups do just that; They provide information about people from just their phone number. If you have a number you'd like to research, the best place to start is a free reverse phone look up. While not as powerful as other options, free phone searches let you learn basic information, like where the call originated, and whether or not the number is a land line or a cellular phone.
If the number is a land line, check the white pages. You may be able to instantly find the name and address of the person you want. However cellular phone companies do not publish their directories, and that means that the information is not available on white pages sites. You must pay data providers for this information and this is why reverse phone lookup companies usually charge for cellular phone information.
Luckily, reverse phone lookup companies can tell you more about cell phone numbers. Reverse phone search sites pay to access records above and beyond those that white pages sites have. Because they have costs involved with finding the information for you, they pass those costs on to you. For a fee, they can provide the name and address of cell phone owner, and that gives you the information you need to find out quite a bit about a person using only their phone number. These days, a phone number is always enough information if you're willing to pay a bit to learn about the person behind the number.