WordPress Hosti
HomeMobilesReverse Phone Lookup (An In-Depth Guide)

Reverse Phone Lookup (An In-Depth Guide)

Best Jumia Tech Week Deals

Do you want to know the identity of an unknown number that is calling you or texting you? A reverse phone lookup app might just be what you need on your mobile phone. With nearly 7.1 Billion (approx.) mobile phone users in the world, it is difficult to identify an unknown phone number calling you or sending you text messages on your cell phones.

Searching that phone number on a telephone directory can be a very cumbersome job and while looking for a phone number on Caller ID, you often wonder who’s number it is? From where is the user calling from? The curiosity of knowing this information is usually there.

Not to worry, now you can find out the person’s name and address with the help of reverse number lookup services or reverse phone directories available on the Web and even on your mobile phones for free.

Reverse phone lookup services are provided by many online sites and Software. It makes finding a person through their phone number very easy. It is readily available for customers that receive irritating and unwanted phone calls and the only piece of information that is available is the nuisance phone number.

According to Kaushal from TechWhoop, nowadays reverse phone lookup is not only used to locate/gather information of local numbers but can also identify international-based phone numbers.

Phone in Hand

Focusing on the topic, first, we need to know the advantages and disadvantages of reverse phone lookup services. The advantages and disadvantages of downloading and installing a Reverse Phone Lookup Service are as follows:

- Advertisement -Fiverr Business

Advantages of Reverse Phone Lookup Services:

  1. Ease of tracking the identity of a phone number used.
  2. There are a lot of free option
  3. Identify Spam Phone numbers and block them
  4. Almost NIL cost. They are very affordable
  5. Fast working on the information of the unknown user.
  6. Free blocking of unwanted phone numbers.
  7. Time-saving job.
  8. Easily available services.

Disadvantages of Reverse Phone Lookup Services:

  1. Ease of tracking the identity of a person’s phone number
  2. Fraud and Scamming can be easily done.
  3. Illegal use of phone numbers.
  4. No privacy for your phone number.

How does Reverse Phone Lookup Service work?

It is very easy to understand the working and use of reverse phone lookup services and in order to use reverse number lookup services, you need to follow the steps below:

  1. Open a Reverse Phone Lookup Service software (like Truecaller, Spy Dialer, Reverse Phone Lookup, etc.) or check online for many free services.
  2. Move to the “Search” option.
  3. Type the phone number in the search option tab.
  4. Press OK.
  5. Now the service provider will look into its database for the number and will show the details of the user on the screen.
  6. If you haven’t recognized the person, you can also make it as spam and can also block it.

You might be curious about the free services that are being provided for the reverse phone lookup services. So here’s a comprehensive list of such services.

List of Best Reverse Phone Lookup Services

Although there are a bundle of free services available on the internet, Apple app store and Google Play store, here are the top apps/website that has the maximum database of caller IDs:

1. Information.com:

This website has a powerful reverse phone search engine that pulls up all the current public records connected with a number, including aliases, addresses, criminal records, and email addresses. It even displays alternate phone numbers, so you can completely block a caller. Plus, it shows the social media and dating profiles of the caller, so you can have a complete image of who is contacting you.

- Advertisement -AliExpress Anniversary Sales

2. Truecaller:

With over 350 million users, Truecaller is the most popular choice for anyone using Reverse Phone Lookup Service. It is a free, fast and trustworthy app. It works on both websites and as the app for Android and iOS. Truecaller has a huge database enabling you identify phone numbers from virtually all countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Nigeria, and India.

It will also ask you to sign up with your details if you are using it on your mobile sets. Thus it is updating its database with every sign-up. You can also make a phone number as SPAM or can block an unwanted person. It also gives you the location of the person calling or messaging on you.

Although Truecaller offers a free reverse phone lookup solution, it also offers a premium version that offers more options. Once you have Truecaller installed on your phone, it will enable you identify unknown phone numbers and spam.

The Caller ID feature can automatically identify the name of the person or business calling you. It can also enable you identify spam, so you can easily ignore or block them. The smart SMS feature will also automatically identify upcoming bills.

3. Spy Dialer:

This website is totally free reverse phone search engine and provides 100% accurate results on the search for phone numbers. It also gives free people search, address search, email search. It is a legal and free website and helps you to find the person with ease.

Spy Dialer will enable you search any phone number. You can identify phone numbers, VoIP, and landlines. With this service, you can easily find out who called you irrespective of the country whether India, Nigeria, or Ghana. It is a good international phone lookup service.

4. Cell Revealer:

This website will give you the full detail of the owner of the phone number that is being searched, like Owner’s Full Name, Owner’s Address History, Arrests & Warrants, Court Records, Age and Date of Birth, Relatives, and Associates. It is a good website to get your reverse phone lookup.

It offers a lot of information for phone numbers from the US or Canada.

5. Spokeo

Spokeo offer both free and cheap reverse phone number lookup. With a simple phone number search you can get a lot of useful personal information about person or organization that owns the phone number.

If you want a detailed report, you have to go for the cheap paid option at $1.95 a pop. There is also an option for a monthly subscription at $13.95.

6. USPhoneLookup:

USPhoneLookup is an online service that enables you free reverse phone number search on mobile phones and landlines in the United States.

Want to find out the person or organization behind a phone number? Just enter it in the search box on US Phone Lookup and click on Start Search. This service can also offer a detailed bio including name, age, social media profiles, job title, etc. You may even be able to find employment and criminal history, making it useful for background check.

7. USPhoneSearch

This is another free reverse phone lookup that is great for identifying phone numbers from the United States. It can also be useful for background checks because it provides a lot of personal information including full name, age, photo, social network profiles, marriage status, criminal records, etc.

8. Caller ID Reference:

It’s mainly an apple app store application, providing free service to Apple customers with accurate results on phone number searches. This app is linked with maps and will tell you the exact location of the phone number user you have been searching for.

9. TrueDialer:

This app is similar to “Truecaller” but only available for Android. However it is not available on Play Store. It has a database of 2 billion contacts and T9 search for fastest access to contacts. Through this reverse phone number search app, you can also make emergency calls also. You need not pay for blocking a phone number and can easily block it using this app.

10. Reverse Phone Lookup:

This is a website of a database of 10,000,000+ phone numbers and has been on the top notch of users. It gives you the details of an unknown user like User’s name, email address, social accounts, criminal records etc. Thus helping you to identify a person with their full records.

For now, this is how you will find a person trying to contact you on your cell phone or landline.

Related Topics

AliExpress 11 11 Sales
NaijaTechGuide may receive financial compensation for products/services purchased through affiliate links on this site. See full Affiliate Disclosure Here
Paschal Okafor
Paschal Okafor
Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

Recommended Read on NaijaTechGuide

Best Marketing Automation Software 2024

You need the best marketing automation software to scale your business fast and convert...

Best Content Marketing Tools for 2024

As a content marketer, you have a lot of tasks to accomplish. You need...

Best VPN Services Providers for 2024

The internet is one of the greatest achievements of humanity, but it is also...

Best 20KVA Generators to Buy in 2024

Generator sets, as an alternate source of power supply, come in their different sizes...

Best Laptops for Students 2024: 11 Top Picks to Choose From

So, you are a student who is looking to get the best laptop they...

Cheap Android Phones 2024 – Price, Specs, and Best Deals

Android phones are the most popular smartphone category. The popularity of Android phones are...

Best Android Phones 2024 – Price, Specs, and Best Deals

New Android Phones are launched into the market every week. This means that if...

Best Web Hosting Services for Building Websites in 2024

A good and reliable web hosting service will make a big difference for your...
Fiverr Business

More like this

Infinix Launches its Cutting-Edge Earbuds and Watch 1 (XW1) for a Smarter Lifestyle

These days, the demand for high-quality audio accessories that can keep up with our...

When Speed Meets Tech: Infinix Redefines Fast Charging with the brand-new NOTE 40 Series

Infinix, a trendy tech brand crafted for young consumers, is thrilled to announce the...

Infinix Shines at MWC ShowStoppers: Wins Multiple Best of MWC 2024 Awards

Infinix, a trendy tech brand crafted for young consumers, is thrilled to announce its...