Ever want to know who that unknown caller was? Or what if you could do a background check on your new date, or the guy at the convention, but all you have is their first name and cell number?
Well, join the club! This blog is all about reverse cell phone number lookups. The goal: Find a first and last name associated with the number along with other identifying information.
Why Background Someone By Their Cell Phone Number
The fact is that landlines are rapidly becoming extinct. The typical reverse phone directories which did so well with landlines, work absolutely horrible with cell phone numbers. So these days, they’re virtually useless.
But why bother looking up a cell phone number in the first place? So what if you get a name and address? Often you have their name anyway. Right?
The name behind a phone number is useful for many reasons. For example: Suppose your dating “David Smith” but a reverse lookup shows the number belongs to Susan Smith? Just who is Susan?
Is she his wife? An old girlfriend? A roommate? His sister?
Or suppose instead of Susan Smith, the name that comes up is David Fogelman? You then remember that on all your dates, David always paid for things only in cash (you never saw his ID or credit card). And come to think of it, he was never available on holidays or weekends.
Could your David Smith really be David Fogelman? If so, why would he hide his last name from you? Maybe David is doing so because if you knew his last name, you’d also know David is married.
Up until recently, free cell phone lookups were grossly inaccurate. You could never trust if the name was correct and so there was no reason to jump to conclusions.
But that’s all changed thanks to OKCaller and SpyDialer. Between the two of these you have at least a 50% chance of getting the right person. Plus you can sometimes get an address or photo allowing you to do a full fledged background check!
Think about it. With just a cell phone number you can lookup the property they own, their true age, their marital status, who they live with, their criminal records and more!
Usiing OKCaller.com To Find A Full Name And Address
OKcaller is a tool for determining if the number belongs to spammers or telemarketers. But it’s real value is it’s ability to find the name behind both private landlines and cell phone numbers.
Simply type in the number without any spaces like this: 6785879228. Often you’ll get a full name associated with the phone number. (depending on the # you’ll get a last name first, or first name last) Sometimes you’ll even get a physical address.
If you do get an address, be sure to check out the video Reverse Address Lookups For Marital Status, Who Lives There & More. To truly make use of what you find, you’ll also want to watch the Sleuth For The Truth video Google Like A Pro (7 Tips & Tricks).
Note: I discovered this site after making the video Who’s Cell Phone # Is This? But you’ll still want to watch it for reverse lookups with Spydialer.com and Google.
Using Spydialer.com To Hear Their Voicemail, Get Their First Name and Possibly See Their Photo
When you enter a cell phone #, Spydialer gives you 3 options:
1. Hear their voicemail;
2. Lookup who owns the phone #; or
3. See their photo.
The photo is the least reliable but the other tools are quite useful. If you select voicemail, you’ll be automatically routed to it and the owner will never know you called. Instead, they’ll see a callback number from Spydialer. Note that the voicemail option won’t appear if the number is a landline or voice over IP like Magic Jack. Unless it’s a cell number, the voicemail feature will be grayed out and unclickable.
So let’s do a name lookup with my friend Will Hooper’s old phone number (678-592-2100). You can see that “Bill” is found to be the owner. Close enough! Often Spydialer will retrieve a first name and sometimes a last name. You can then Google the number and the name to find out even more.
Now let’s try this with a landline or voice over IP #. (678-587-9228). Note that you have only two options, and cannot check the voicemail. A name lookup reveals “Graha”. It’s obviously mine.
But look what happens when you click on photo lookup. It actually pulls up my Facebook page and my full name is on display.
Here are some other quick ways to find who’s behind a cell Phone #.
In both Facebook and Google, search like this:
“123-4567” Graham (try either a first or last name)
Are They Married? Find Out Without Even Their Last Name!
Reverse Lookups-Find Their Name By Their Contact Info
Google Like A Pro (Quick Tips & Tricks)
People With Common Names-How To Background Them