A reverse cell phone number directory may seem like something off from films and detective movies. From from reality? Not really. With the kind of technology, needs and demands in the modern society today, we can never tell when we may need this kind of directory. Its a good idea to simply just find out more about it.
What does it contain?
The term itself can tell you a lot. This type of directory contains cell phone numbers. Now, at first glance, this type of directory does not sound so different from the existing landline directories we have today. But what makes reverse phone call directory different, however, is that apart from the typical white pages is that they often contain unlisted or unregistered numbers and information about their owners. This includes cell phone numbers that often remain unlisted in the white pages.
The name of the individual is not the only information you can find in this kind directory. Along with the name, you can also find the current and past addresses, other numbers and and service provider of the individual. Depending on the directory company, there are even those that divulge the individuals records of a persons neighbors and relatives.
Who can use it?
Anyone with access to such directory can use it. Generally though, these directories are used by individuals who have legitimate personal reasons for wanting to use a reverse cell phone number directory. As a matter of personal responsibility, you should not be using this kind of service if all you want to do is to snoop for no reason at all.
In most cases though, people really have good and valid reasons for a cell phone directory. Many directory users want to take advantage of a reverse number directory when they want to identify anonymous callers or numbers that pop up from nowhere. You may have one or several numbers on your phone bill that you do not recognize. These could be old acquaintances or even pranksters and suspicious personalities. In any case, you would want to identify them.
Who provides the information?
Reverse directories are owned by third party companies. They are not affiliated with telecommunications companies. They obtain their information about cell phone number owners through publicly available data. Since not all public data can be gathered, not all directories have complete listings. You can find out though if the information you are looking for is in the directory by initially searching for the number.
There are different payment options for different cell phone number directory companies. Some may ask for fixed fees while others may prefer a per search fee. Others advertise free directory use. Many of these advertisements however are false. They may offer free searches to confirm if a number is in their directory but they may later charge a fee when you ask for the information on the numbers owner. You may be better off with a paid service that will tell you outright how much you need to pay. Reputable paid services have very minimal fees.
You do not want to be kept in the dark when it comes to numbers you can not identify. You never know when and why you may need a reverse cell phone directory to help you out.
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