In today’s world of technology, it’s easy to find someone’s name by their phone number and for free, best of all, there are many paid search tools and options for that. But once you get the person’s name, you also see other personal details like his social media accounts and where he or she lives, and of course, not all the services work the same, but if you follow our guide, you’ll learn exactly how to get anyone’s name, address, and other details using his phone number and that’s completely for free, however, paid options always show more details.
Run a reverse phone number lookup
When you reverse lookup a phone number using online tools like this one, they tell you who the person is with the first name, last name, and other details. Now, when it comes to accuracy, this option is the best, however, some sites work faster than others and it’s better to try a few options to get accurate search reports.
Now, here is how to find out someone’s name from a cell phone number and that’s for free:
- Use a trusted and secure reverse phone number lookup site like the following sites I tried
- Add the phone number you want to reverse lookup
- Click the search button
- Browse the search results and look for possible names
- Choose one person and read more about their details
Find their name with search engines
If you recently got a phone call from an unknown number, person, then, the easiest and fastest method you should try is engine engines and Google especially. Google lets us find people through their phone numbers, only and besides the fact that it may not work for all the numbers, it’s still the best search option to identify who owns a cell phone number.
Google is smart but not a human who understands what you mean when searching exactly, for the reasons, you need to add the phone number in quotes, and that means, hey Google, find me this exact cell number in your database. If there is any result, it will be there on the first page, if not, try the other options below.
Here is an example I tried, let’s say for an example number in the USA, “(555) 555-1234”:
Google dominates the search engine market, so, expect something like 90% of what people search for is happening on Google search alone. All the other search engines represent less than 10% of the global search market for phone numbers, words, people, and more. That means, that Google can help you to know who is the person behind a phone number that called, and of course free of charge.
On the other hand, there are still some other options like Bing and Yahoo, but they don’t show what Google does in terms of quality and number of searches, so, try them as an alternative option.
Try social media sites
If there is an alternative to people’s search engines, it will be Facebook in the first place and the other social media sites second. Facebook alone is big enough to offer a free way to reverse lookup phone numbers and find who owns them, nevertheless, there are privacy settings and other factors that can hide the real profile.
Here is how to find someone on Facebook through his phone number:
- Start by adding the correct number in the search box and click to start
- Adjust the search filters, so, they help to refine the results
- See the profiles or posts you get and read more
Using Zabasearch is easy and not complicated like other tools, all you have to do is adding a mobile phone number or landline if you want, then, click on the blue search button. There will be multiple search results and you need to check some of them or adjust the filter like the location for example. Then, see for possible profiles you think are linked to the phone number you just entered.
If you only want to know the name of a person through his phone number, then, try the White Pages, it works and I think, it’s better than many other premium search tools out there. With just a landline phone number, the user gets the real name of the caller and even the location like a state or city. You don’t have to use other options like the paid search packages white page offers. I don’t think it’s worth it compared to high-quality premium phone lookup tools, but for those who look for basic details, it’s the best option.
White Pages is an established website to know who called you using a free reverse phone lookup, but unfortunately, they only offer that for landline numbers. So, if you want to reverse lookup a cell phone number, then, try other options that are free of charge, but not the White Pages.
Here is how to find the name of a phone number owner using WhitePages:
- Visit whitepages.com
- By default, you’ll find the search option selected is the full name, so, to switch to the phone number search, click on “REVERSE PHONE”, it’s just the next option on the top of the search box
- In the search box, add the 10 digits of the US phone number you want to reverse lookup
- Double-check that you added the correct number
- Click on the Search button in blue color
- Now, Whitepages will provide you with a basic report with the phone number owner’s name, the carrier, location, and even social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter.
White Pages offers a free reverse phone lookup app on the app store, you can use it on iPhone or iPad.
This is another website owned by WhitePages and that lets you find who called you using his phone number only. Even if the search databases are the same, there is always a chance to find better results with 411.com that the WhitePages database does not yet include. It worths a try in the end and adding a phone number takes only a few seconds to find his owner’s name for free.
What I don’t like about the 411 website, is their annoying ads from Google, there are multiple advertising on the page, and so, when I tried to find the owner of a phone number, the page loaded slowly, and frankly, I don’t like these type of ads everywhere on the page. Add the full number and adjust filters, for example, People or Posts, Location, etc…