Trace a Mobile Number - How to Get Fast and Accurate Information

Published: 11th February 2011
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Looking to trace a mobile number for some reason?



The learning curve of the right method to identify the owner of a cell phone call doesn't have to be a long one. Everyday, thousands of reports are distributed by many different reputable reverse phone directories. These directories obtain the information dispensed in reports from major phone carriers like Sprint and Verizon.



Verizon and Sprint don't phone provide directories to the public that allow users to match a telephone number with a name and address. They offer users the ability to identify the owners of landline and business numbers, but they don't offer users the ability to identify the owners of cellular numbers.



This is because most people are not aware of which wireless carrier services the mobile number they want to match a personal information report with. So, to rectify this, each wireless carrier sells personal data connected with the wireless numbers they service to data collection companies. These companies then assemble all of the numbers from all of the wireless carriers into one central database.



So it doesn't matter whether you know which phone company actually owns the phone number. All you need to do is enter the full 7-digit cellular number into the search box provided by the directory you are working with, and within seconds the directory will inform you whether a report exists in their database.



From that point, usually you should be given a few options to purchase a report. If you are wondering why this information isn't free, it is because the information is still not public domain in the United States. The wireless companies own this information, and the only way they will reveal a name and address connected with a certain wireless number is by being compensated.



They charge the data collection companies for the privilege of being able to offer this information to the public. And the public pays a small fee to the data brokers for the time, money and effort that goes into running this kind of business.



When purchasing anything over the Internet, it's always best to check out which company is processing the payments. If the payment processor is PayPal or Clickbank, you can't rest assured that your report will deliver what was promised. If not, both companies make it easy and painless to obtain a refund. The very reason,that the more reputable reverse phone directories work with these companies is because they deliver a high-quality product. If this wasn't the case, the phone directories would be inundated with refund requests and soon be out of business.



If you are happy with the results of your reverse cell phone lookup, you may want to consider signing up for a paid subscription. A paid subscription is typically a yearly membership that allows unlimited reverse phone searches on landline numbers. Many directories also offer users the ability to run extensively detailed criminal and civil background checks at discounted rates. The best directories allow users to do much more than just lookup a cell phone call; they offer the ability to discover a world of personal information - pretty much everything short of a social security number.

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