Searching for a mobile phone number can be difficult. There are no white pages or yellow page directories for you to quickly look up a cell phone number. The good news is that this prevents telemarketers from harassing you on your mobile phone. The bad news is that if you are searching for a mobile phone number for a friend or business colleague, you'll need to creatively search online to find his mobile phone number.
Things You'll Need
- Computer with Internet connection
Go to a search engine, such as Google, Yahoo or Bing, and enter the person's name or address in the "Search" field. Remember to put quotes around any numbers. Many people add their cell phone numbers as a contact number on business websites or personal blogs. If the phone number is listed on a website, the search engines will find it.
Access social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and search for the person's name. Again, the person may have entered her mobile number in her contact information. If not, see if you know any of her personal contacts. If you have a relationship with one of her friends, call or email and asking if the friend would share the person's mobile phone number with you.
Search your email for a message from the person whose number you are trying to find. Many mobile phone companies include a person's cell phone number as part of his email address. If the person has emailed you from his mobile phone, you may be able to find his phone number by carefully examining his email address.
Use a mobile phone reverse look-up website. These sites search public records and other registries to find cell phone numbers. Unfortunately, most of these sites charge a fee for their service. Some reverse mobile phone registries are free if you agree to add your cell phone information to their marketing database. If you use this option, you will pay in the future by having telemarketing calls made to your cell phone.