It's possible to identify the name and address of the owner of a specific phone number by using a reverse phone lookup. There are free and paid options for this available through search engines and online services.
Performing a reverse phone number lookup is fairly simple. Using a search engine such as Google, enter the 10-digit phone number (including the hyphens) into the search bar and press the enter key. Landline numbers that are listed for businesses and residences will generate the owner's name, address and often a map link to the location.
Additionally, performing a search on "reverse cell phone lookup" generates a listing of service providers . These are online services that conduct reverse phone number lookups, for a fee. They often offer advanced options to discover additional information, such as background checks and people searches.
Unlike free options, paid services can provide unlisted and cell phone numbers. Since cell phone numbers are not provided by regional phone companies in the same way as landline numbers, this information requires access to different databases and is harder to come by. The process for obtaining a cell or unlisted number is the same, with the exception of the associated fee.