Finding out more about that missed call, that nuisance call that just won’t stop calling, or even finding out what happened to an old friend is super easy with the help of a reverse cell directory. These are online directories that take a phone number and compare it to publicly available records such as phone company records and the white pages, and then give you information about the number. This information is, at the very least, the name of the person behind the number. The amount of information you can get depends on the number and the service.
How Accurate Are Online Cell Phone Directories?
According to this review on reverse cell phone lookup directories, online reverse directories are about 90% accurate if the databases they use are up to date. Most of these directories have four options for searching for people. The first is obviously by using a phone number. It’s a great way to find out a little more about someone. If you’re worried that girl in the club gave you the wrong number just run it through a lookup and see what comes up. You can also search directly for people to find out their new addresses and phone numbers if you’re trying to find old friends. If you have an email address and want to know more about it; who owns it and what social media accounts are registered to it for example, then you can search by email on Spokeo. Finally you can search using a physical address to find out more about who lives there and their phone numbers.
The databases at PeopleSmart is updated all the time to ensure that it contains accurate names, addresses, and other information. When you search a number you will often find out, at the very least, carrier information, location information such as the city, state, and country, and if people have registered any complaints about the number. As well as name and some contact information of course.
PeopleSmart also take privacy very seriously. They keep any search you perform confidential. They don’t take information from you unless you register an account and they will not notify the person you look for that you looked for them. If you are worried about your own privacy then it’s not difficult at all to opt out of their searches and ensure that people using PeopleSmart can’t find you. Lots of these services have this as a feature so you can contact them and be removed from the database. All in all PeopleSmart gives you everything you would want out of such a service. One downside, however, is that you have to be a resident of the United States to run a search.