We all have cell phone numbers with no name attached. Prank calls, questionable numbers in the contact list of your partner, digits written on a piece of paper and stuffed in a drawer. South-Africa Mobile Database No matter where the number came from or why you want to know the name of the contact, searching for information on cell phone numbers can be difficult. The reason is because cell phone numbers are not listed with land line numbers. Public phone directories are reserved for numbers printed in the phone book and published as part of public record. This does not include mobile numbers.
With nearly all other information being freely accessible, why are mobile numbers left off the public phone records list? Privacy concerns have kept these numbers out of the public directories in order to preserve the privacy of the user. Many cellular phone contracts are billed per minute. If the numbers were listed, telemarketers could call and cause inflated bills while trying to sell products and services the user does not want.
The search for a name to link to the arbitrary number can start with a major search engine like Google or Yahoo. Most people do not publish their personal cell phone numbers on public websites, so this method may prove to be a waste of time. Calling the number is another option, but in order to find out who the number belongs to you would have to ask the name of the person who answered the call. This could require claiming to be someone else calling to update personal records on file. This is also not likely to yield any great results. There could also be legal ramifications associated with asking personal information by imitating a professional company.