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How do I find out who a mobile number belongs to?

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Last updated: 16 February 2022

Everyone has received a missed call and wondered who it was. Whether it’s a spam caller trying to sell you shoe insurance or a secret admirer, human curiosity might lead you to investigate. 

Fortunately, there are a few ways you can do this with the wonders of modern technology:

Call them

The most traditional way to find out who called you is to call them back. This obviously isn’t an option if you fear it may be someone you don’t want to speak to.

Search on Google

You could also try a good old fashioned Google search. While it won’t be able to provide information on personal mobiles, it should show you if you’re being contacted by a particular business, or a known spam number.

Try another search engine

While Google is obviously the king of search engines, it’s not the only one out there. If Google doesn’t provide you with an answer, try a couple of others just to be sure.

Use reverse lookups

There are a fair few websites that offer reverse lookup services. All you need to do is type in the number and it will provide you with the details if they have them.

While some of these sites are free to use, the vast majority of useful ones you will have to pay for. So, before you fork out, you might want to ask yourself how important knowing the origin of the phone number really is.


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Michael Quinn

Author: Michael Quinn

Michael is a dedicated author helping usave to write guides, blogs and news for the last four years. When not writing articles, you can usually find him at wine tasting events or having a political debate on the night tube.

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