How to Find a Name and Address Using a Telephone Number

by Leyla Norman; Updated September 26, 2017
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Find a name and address when all you have is a telephone number. This is the opposite process from finding a number when you have a name and/or address. You can find out which city the person or organization is in, but you cannot tell the street address or who the number belongs to. You can locate and identify who you are looking for by using a reverse lookup service.

Step 1

Choose a reverse phone number lookup company, and visit its website. Yippie! or Yellow Pages are two such services. Perform a search using the phone number you have. Type the number into a search engine to obtain a list of other reverse phone number companies. Although most reverse look up services do not cost anything, you may need to pay a fee for some, especially if the phone number is residential or cell phone number.

Step 2

Input the phone number in the search box on the reverse phone number look up site. Include the area code.

Step 3

Click the “look up” or “search” button. If the number is published, you will receive the name and address (if the number is not a cell phone number) of whom the number belongs to. Should you need more assistance to find the person or organization exactly, look up the address on an online mapping site such as Google Maps or MapQuest to help you more precisely locate the address.

Step 4

Enter the phone number in the search box for reverse phone number lookup. Be sure to include the area code.

Tips

  • Free reverse phone number lookup services do not include cell phone numbers. You will likely have to pay a fee for services that find the name of a person or organization the only uses a cell phone. Another option is to call the number you have and ask for the name and address of who owns the number. For unlisted numbers, try to search for the number on a search engine. Hiring a private investigative service is another way to find the name and address.

About the Author

Leyla Norman has been a writer since 2008 and is a certified English as a second language teacher. She also has a master's degree in development studies and a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology.

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