Reverse Phone Lookup

If you've ever looked at a phone number on caller ID and wondered whose number it is, you can try using reverse phone lookup to find out. There are a few free ways to go about this on the internet, and some options will provide you with the person's name and address.

While finding phone numbers via reverse lookup is easier — and cheaper — for landline numbers, you also can get information about cellphone numbers, as well.

How can I look up a phone number for free?

There are a few ways to look up a phone number, but whether it's free depends on how much information you want and whether it's a landline or cell phone number.

Can you Google search a phone number?

Using Google, type the phone number in the search field with the numbers separated by hyphens (for example, 012-345-6789). Hit enter and you'll see results showing the phone owner's name and address. However, don't have high expectations. Information may be outdated or incorrect and numbers that belong to a private household will likely not appear.