There are several ways to look up a cell phone number, including online search engines, social networking sites or a search performed on a username. Legitimate options are free to use, and one should avoid any service requiring a fee for the information.
If the user has the cell phone number, he can enter it directly into the search bar of a search engine such as Google. If the number is associated with the owner's profile anywhere on the Internet, such as on a blog or a job profile, the search engine produces results tracing the number back to the owner. Additionally, if the search is performed on a username associated with the person, it's possible to obtain details such as cell phone number.
Similarly, a cell phone number may be obtained on a social network, such as Facebook. By entering the name of the person into the site's search function, it generates details about the person, potentially including a phone number.
It's recommended to try alternative search engines, as opposed to always using the same one. Different search engines produce different results, and niche search engines are helpful with providing specific types of results. People search engines, such as Pipl or Wink, are helpful for obtaining personal data on an individual. The phone number or the person's name can be used as the search criteria.