Finding someone’s cell phone number online can be a lot like looking for a needle in a haystack. This is because cell phone numbers are protected by privacy laws and cell phone records have been restricted to privileged individuals and organizations. However, these rules are changing. Recently, some directories of cell phone numbers have been opened to the public. Now anyone can look up cell phone numbers without going through an expensive private investigator.
Finding one of these public cell phone directories can be as difficult as finding the cell phone number itself. This is because mobile phone directories are new. You will come across many reverse cell phone lookup sites. But these are only useful if you are researching or verifying phone numbers.
There are also many deceptive and spammy websites that just pretend to have the information you are looking for. These scam websites only exist to trick you into clicking on the ads. Many of these advertisements lead to similar sites and reverse phone directories.
Another type of cell phone directory only has someone’s number if you’ve posted it to the site on your own. This is a very impractical way to find someone’s cell phone number and I doubt that you will ever find a person’s number unless they told you first.
The other site is the National Registry of Cell Phone Numbers at http://www.cellphoneregistry.org, which is great because you can look up the number of anyone in the US and Canada. The best part about this site is that you can also search court records, criminal records, and other public records that most people don’t even know exist.