Reverse Phone Lookup

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  1. Devante
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    Is there such thing as getting the name and maybe even city of a cell phone number for free?

    I have a number that keeps calling me and hanging up for a few months and I want to see who it is.
    I think it's an ex that got out of jail recently, and it's making me really uncomfortable.

    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. Sonicslasher

    Sonicslasher In Law we trust.

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    if there is i want to use it!
     
  3. coolbho3000

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    Yes. It's called Caller ID.
     
  4. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    There's no way to do it without paying for it, and even then it's iffy. The sites that provide the service give you just enough data to pull you into paying the 15 or 20 bucks, then you roll the dice and usually come up snake eyes. If I were you I'd call my provider and ask if they can invoke some sort of anti-harassment law to find the number's owner.
     
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    google "phonebook:insert number here"
    without the quotations
    that only works for non-cell numbers

    there are pay services though for cell number reverse lookup. or if they are harrassing you (i.e. calling and hanging up)you can tell the police and they will tell you who it is. if you dont like dealing with the police go through the pay service and take care of it yorself. I don't think there's a free way though.

    edit: lol just saw mthrnites post...so yeah what we said hehe.
     
  7. Linkiboy

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    OBJECTION!

    http://msn.intelius.com

    ^^free, and works
     
  8. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    Just tried it with my phone number. Gave me county, service, and...

    SORRY, WE DIDN'T FIND ANY DIRECTORY RESULTS FOR (919) xxx xx94.
    Please review the suggestions listed under "Other Ways to Search" below for additional ways to find results.


    Care to venture a guess what those other ways to search are? Oh, I'll cut the suspense and tell you. The same service that sponsors the "free" service also sponsors a "pay" service. Go figure. Sorry Linki, I'm not being snotty towards you, I've just had a few adventures in this area, and yes, I paid the money and got extremely half-assed results that fell just outside of their "results or it's free!" statement.

    blurg!


    edit: haha, I just published my phone # for you guys! [​IMG]
    I'll talk to ya in a few minutes! lol!!!
     
  9. Linkiboy

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    I didn't see your # [​IMG]:[​IMG][​IMG]:[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]::

    my phone worked, and i moved in a few months ago
     
  10. Devante
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    Devante Crescent fresh at best.

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    Well I verified it was a landline, but the name is unlisted I think.

    Anyway to find out the name or address anyway?
     
  11. coolbho3000

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    Sorry. Caller ID is not free, it just came free with my phone service. I am so close minded. [​IMG]