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Find the provider of a cell phone number


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How can I determine which provider is behind a certain cell phone number?


You could just call that number and ask the owner. Or you could listen to the voice mail announcement and compare it to those that you know.

Or you could use this web site and try a reverse search.
That site will tell you that they did not find a (people) listing for your phone number but they will tell you something like the text below (better than nothing)

I found today this site:
I ran it on my own cell phone number and I really liked their (accurate) output.

The phone number "(xxx) xxx-xxxx" is a Salinas, CA 
based phone number and the registered carrier is Cellco Partnership
Dba Verizon Wireless - Ca.
However, due to number portability, some numbers have been transferred to
a new service provider other than the registered carrier.

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2006-05-03, 07:54:05
anonymous from United States  
2007-10-01, 14:40:47
UK from United Kingdom  
Hi, there

This one definately works! Try this one for your telephone and cell phone lookup:

I use the link provided by the website to check my American friend's unlisted landline and cell phone numbers and the search worked out well..!

Good Luck and have fun with your reverse phone search...:)

2007-11-16, 17:44:50

You can aslo try

I am in the insurance business and I have used this company for several years and they are slways correct in their results. Melanie is great to work with and is fast with the results.
2007-12-11, 00:24:35
anonymous from United States  
This is a very useful tool when sending a text and getting to the point faster than speaking. GOOD JOB!!!
2008-02-21, 06:15:10
anonymous from United States  
I have used fonefinder and found out that the person I want to send a text message to is with company one on Orange network in UK. I am in the USA and want to send a text message SMS from my PC computer in yahoo mail to their cellphone - how can I do this?
2008-04-04, 07:03:12
anonymous from United States  
fonefinder is wrong
it says mine is from a company that hasn't even existed in 5 years
2008-04-14, 22:23:53
anonymous from United Kingdom  

May be you can try the below website, as I got my American friend's unlisted phone number via the site:


I was using her name and address to find her phone number, but you can also search using telephone, cellular or wireless phone number or SSN records.

Go check it out your phone number now, and see what you can find..:) GOOD Luck!

2008-11-03, 07:30:43
anonymous from Newport, United Kingdom  
Phone calls made on my current service providers tarriff are free for 100mins worth of calls, per month, providing they are to phones within that providers network. Is it possible to tell from the code of a number, if it is within my network?
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