How to Find a Number From an Address

By Pamela Henman

A reverse search can uncover a street address with a phone number.
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Because telecommunications companies collect publicly available information like telephone numbers, street names, addresses, ZIP codes and more to aggregate in directories, it is easy to find a person’s contact information. If you only have someone’s physical address but need a telephone number as well, you can find that information online or by speaking with an operator. Keep in mind that most reverse search directories are unable to find a mobile phone number because there is no mobile phone directory as of November 2010.

Step 1

Navigate to a website that provides free directory assistance (see Resources) or use a search engine and search for “reverse address."

Step 2

Click on the “Reverse Address” or “Reverse Search” button.

Step 3

Enter the street address, city and state in the required fields and hit the “Search” button.