A very common question raised by people nowadays on online forums and chat rooms is, "How to Find Someone's Name and Address From Their Cell Phone Number". There are a lot of misconceptions about it, hopefully this article helps straighten out some of those ideas.
Misconception #1 - Cell Phone Numbers are Unlisted, therefore you can't do it!
Cellular numbers are unlisted. That is definitely correct. This is because cellular numbers are considered 'personal' and not 'public' like land numbers. Besides the 'invasion of privacy' when you get unwanted calls on your mobile, you have to pay for each minute of incoming call as well. This is why you have the 'Wireless 411 Privacy Act' and other privacy laws protecting wireless phone user privacy.
The misconception above is that you cannot reverse lookup cell numbers. You can, if you use the right tools.
Misconception #2 - Only private detectives can do it
Sure, there used to be a time when only private investigators could do it. But not any more, there are online reverse cellular phone databases that you can access from any computer within a matter of minutes.
Misconception #3 - All services access the same database, so you can randomly choose any website
Wrong again. There is no 'National Wireless Phone Directory' in the USA. Therefore there is no one single database. What this means is that different companies have their own databases. The best ones are as big as 253 million (covering over 95% the cell numbers in the USA) and the worst ones are as small as too embarrassing to mention on a public web page.