How to Find a Telephone Number 

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Certain circumstances may arise where you will need to contact your friends, family or do that business deal but lack the contact details. A phone number look up should not be that hard to perform. This is because these numbers are listed numbers on directories. With different details like name, address can help you find a telephone number of a person online.

You can search from search engines like Google for starters. Enter the person’s details and search. If you are lucky enough you might get a hit which is highly unlikely. It is best to try your search from sites that are dedicated to this type of look up. These sites have different search options for you to try your search.

It will all depend on the information you have. In this article we are going to look at ways to find a phone number using different search options. Let’s look at the different ways you can try out on how to find a phone number from such sites on the web.

1. The White Pages

This is the official page that has listings of most personal telephone numbers in the US with details like name, telephone number and address. Searching from here will give you a phone number of the person you are looking to find if they are listed in it.

To conduct your search you can visit, enter the name of the individual, address and location then search. Details on the person will pop up if available including the phone number.

2. Search by Name

There are numerous sites which can let you  search by name online. Go to any people search site enter the name and wait for your results. Most have details like  full name, phone number, address   and any other available information on the person you are searching for. Examples of such sites include Pipl,  Spokeo, 411,  Zabasearch,  AnyWho   and many, many more. All have different data to go through as well as search options to utilize.

3. Search with an Address

Most of the search sites that let you search with a name or phone number have address search options too that you can try. Enter the address on the address search box and search. The results from your search are supposed to involve a phone number of the individual you are looking to find. Be not afraid to try searching from a number of these sites because they have different information.

4. Alumni Sites Look Up

It is an advantage if it happened that you know which school or college the person attended as you might search from college sites.  Sites like Classmates will let you search even with maiden name. You can view profiles and photos and plan reunions if you want to from here. It is free to register here and you can search for anybody from this site.

5. Search with a Business Address

Contact the business and ask for the contacts from them. Phone number details on the business should be available from the Yellow Pages. If that fails you can go to sites like LinkedIn, enter the name of the business and search. A list of the people associated with the company will pop up. Check from it if they are there. If the contact details are available, try to find out from the company more details on the person.  

6. Look Up from Social Networks

When registering on social networks people usually complete their profiles by including details like phone numbers and email addresses at times. You can try searching from them too. The most prominent are Facebook Twitter and LinkedIn. Just enter the person’s name on their search box and wait for the results. If they included their phone number on their profile it will show up. You will need to be register on these social networks to be able to look up from them.

7. Zip Code Searches

Zip codes are good to search with too in that they help filter your search from the hundreds of hits that would have resulted from your look up. Knowing the zip code of the person you are looking to find is an advantage. Most people search sites give you an option to search with the zip codes, area codes, city or state. Again if you look up do not produce result from a zip code you might consider not using it and search by county, state, city or the whole country.

8. Looking Up from Paid Sites

Paid sites’ information is one that is more comprehensive than that from non premium sites. It gives more details and is aggregated from records that usually do not give it for free. There are some of them that have trial services which last for a few days to check them out. There are those which need you to register and be a member to use their services. So you will have to choose one that best suites you.

Other Options

You might consider getting a hard copy of the phonebook from the person’s location and looking from it. It is possible that you might not find it online but find that it’s available on the hard copy.

You also might consider visiting the local area where the individual resides and ask from the neighbors. You can call close relatives too or friends of the individual that you know or search for them online too. Social networks have list of friends and relatives that you can contact if you do not find the number from the profile.

You may try the skip tracing method too. These services are use for locating debtors and usually do not charge for no hits. One example is You will need to register to use their services. If you are looking for skip tracing techniques to try out yourself, you can visit This site will take you step by step on how to come up with a positive result from your skip tracing.

Finding a phone number online can be possible with these steps. You can try them and locate that much needed phone number.




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