How to Locate a Person's Home or Cell Phone Number for Free
By Michelle Carvo
Updated October 24, 2017
If you need to locate a person's home or cell phone number for free, you will find that there are several different options for doing so regardless of what device you are searching from.
Locate Using Websites
You can locate a person's home or cell phone number for free by using a number of different websites. WhitePages allows you to search for a person by name and location. Home phone numbers are displayed for free, while cell phone numbers are part of WhitePages Premium and can be accessed by upgrading to a Premium plan starting at $4.99 per month.
PeopleFinder.com is another website that allows you to search for people by their first and last names plus locations. Like WhitePages, the site offers home phone numbers for free but requires you to upgrade to a paid account to view cell phone numbers for individuals. The site also includes other information it finds, such as email addresses, public records and social media profiles.
Pipl.com also allows you to search for individuals by name and location. The service pulls up an individual's phone number, address and other information such as education, career and potential relatives. All of this information is provided for free. The service is good at finding home phone numbers but usually has a harder time finding cell phone numbers for individuals.
One other option that may be effective is to try Googling the person's name along with the phrase "cell phone number" or "phone number." You can search multiple websites this way to find the phone number that you are looking for. If you are getting too many unrelated results, try putting the person's name in quotation marks.
Locate Using iOS Apps
You can also locate a person's phone number by using an iOS app. There are several apps that let you do this for free. The BeenVerified app is free and allows you to search a name and pull up phone numbers and addresses associated with that name. Other things such as arrest records and social media profiles are pulled up as well, but may require a paid subscription to view.
Intelius also offers a free reverse phone lookup and people search app. You can search for people with this app for free and pay to see other information like in-depth background reports.
WhitePages also offers a free people search app that provides the same information as its website does.
Locate Using Android Apps
Android's Google Play Store also has a number of free options for looking up a person's phone number. PeopleLooker can be used to find a person's home and cell phone numbers, age, address, email addresses and relatives. You can upgrade the app to find other information such as social media profiles and criminal and traffic records.
The Find People Search app allows you to find an individual's phone number along with a full address.
PeekYou and Radaris People Search are two more free apps to consider as these also allow you to find phone numbers for individuals on your Android device.
Locate Using Social Media
You also may be able to locate a person's phone number by utilizing social media websites like Facebook. You can find this information on Facebook by searching for the person by name. Click on the person's profile and then click the "About" link under the profile followed by "Contact and Basic Info." The phone number will be shown here if the user has chosen to share it on Facebook. Note that if you are not friends with the person you will typically not see contact info such as a phone number, so make sure to send a friend request if a phone number is not visible to you.
- Since there is not a directory specifically for cell phone numbers, you may not find the number.
Michelle Carvo has been writing professionally since 2006, contributing to a variety of websites. She is also a technical writer with extensive experience in Android/iPhone development and PC repair. Carvo holds a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems from the University of Michigan-Flint and works as an IT project manager.