How to Find a Cell Phone Number for Free Online

by Deanne Lachner
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Finding people through their cell phone numbers online is difficult, especially if you don't want to pay for the service. However, a number of online sites and search engines exist to help you locate a person's cell number, which you can try before paying for your answer.

Step 1

Type the person's name or address into your favorite search engine. Occasionally, you might get lucky and be rewarded by a search result containing the person's website, which lists all the information you need.

Step 2

Visit the Abika site (see the resources section) and try a few of the links to different cell phone look-up sites. Be aware that many of the sites appear free yet ask you to pay for information. The "free" sites often have paid advertising that offers to locate any information you want--for a fee. Watch out for those ads.

Step 3

Try the Phone Books site (see the resources section). Enter the address or name and find out whether a mobile phone is associated with either.

Step 4

Attempt to locate a cell number using the Find Cell Phone Numbers site (see the resources section). Once again, beware of the results being offered for a price.

Enter either the cell phone number (to find a name using a "reverse search") or the address and name (to find a cell number using a "forward search") at the Cell Pages Free Cell Phone Directory (see the references section). If a result is found, however, you will have to pay for it.


  • A "free" way to find a cell phone number online is often a challenge. If none of these sites work for you, you'll probably need to consider paying for results. However, read all of the fine print before signing up for or paying for anything.


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About the Author

Deanne Lachner has been writing and editing fiction and nonfiction for more than 15 years. She has published articles in "Working Women," "Performance Magazine" and the "Direct Selling News." Lachner holds a master's degree in English from Texas Woman's University and is pursuing a second master's degree in instructional design and technology.

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