Web sites such as WhitePages.com let users enter a phone number to obtain more information such as the caller's name and address.

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If you've ever looked at a phone number on Caller ID and wondered whose number it is, reverse phone lookup is for you. You can find out the person's name and address by using free reverse phone lookup or reverse phone directories available on the Web.

While working with reverse phone numbers is cheaper and easier for landline numbers, you also can get information about cell phone numbers with reverse cell phone lookup.

Consider a few likely scenarios:

  • When you check Caller ID on your phone, you see you missed a call from John Rogers at 513-555-1771. Who is he, and where is the 513 area code?
  • You're cleaning off your desk and find a scrap of paper with a scrawled phone number on it -- no name, just the number. You know you wrote it down quickly while you were on the phone, but you don't remember whose number it is. Save and add to your contact list, or just toss?
  • Your cell phone shows a call from a number you don't recognize. Should you call back, or is it a wrong number or sales call?
  • Your primary physician refers you to a specialist and provides the doctor's name and a phone number to call. Where is the new doctor located, and how do you get there?
  • You see several calls on your phone bill to a unknown number. Have you forgotten making the calls, or are they in error?

These are just a few of the situations in which reverse phone lookup can help you. How does reverse phone lookup work? Is there a charge for using these services? Go to the next page to learn more.

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