How To Use White Pages

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How to Look Up a Phone Number with White Pages and Other Services

If you are like many Americans, you rely on caller ID to inform you of who is on the other end of the line when you pick up your phone. That’s why, when you see a number you don’t recognize, you may be hesitant about answering. After all, while the person on the other end may be somebody you know or it could just be a wrong number, it could also be a scammer or an unwanted telemarketer. So if you see a phone number you don’t recognize, how can you find out who it belongs to? Let’s take a look at a useful and popular option below.

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White Pages and Reverse Lookups

Probably the best and most reliable way of finding out who is calling you is by conducting a reverse phone number lookup. This is often done through the White Pages. It is important not to confuse the White Pages, which is a private reverse number lookup service, with the “white pages” of your phonebook. The two are actually completely different, although the information that you would find in the white pages of your phonebook will be available through the White Pages and other reverse number lookups. White Pages are also not your only option when looking up an unfamiliar phone number, even if they are the most widely known. Many companies, including, provide similar services.

How Reverse Phone Number Lookups Work

You can think of a reverse phone number lookup as similar to your traditional phonebook, but in reverse. Instead of starting with the name of the individual or business whose number you want to find, you start with the phone number in order to find out the name of the entity that is calling you. Reverse phone number directories use information from publicly available sources, such as your traditional telephone directory, but they combine them with other sources as well, such as subscription lists, social media profiles, and contest submissions. This use of multiple third-party databases means that you are much more likely to find the person or business you are after by using a reverse phone number directory rather than with a traditional public directory. The White Pages, for example, covers more than 80 percent of the US population.

What About Unlisted Callers?

While reverse phone number lookups are extremely convenient, they do have their limitations. Perhaps the biggest one is that many cellphone numbers are not listed, which means that if somebody is calling you from a cellphone you may not have much luck finding out their identity (unless, of course, you answer the call or call them back). If you are receiving unwanted calls from the same person or business, then you may want to consider signing up for the federal Do Not Call Registry, which will make it illegal for most telemarketers to try and call you. If you are receiving spam phone calls, especially robocalls, then you should report it to the Federal Communications Commission, which has an online form for just such complaints.

For peace of mind, you may want to find out who is trying to call you when you receive a call from a number you don’t recognize. With reverse phone number lookups, you can find out who is on the other end of the line so as to avoid talking to scammers or other unwanted callers.

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  1. says:

    We ran a free white page search and could not find a land line phone number for the person you mentioned

  2. says:

    Looking for the landline phone number of a friend without paying a fee. Please help! Patricia Stevens Walden Chesapeake Ave, Hampton Virginia

  3. says:

    I had that number, but it no longer in service! Thanks for your reply

  4. says:

    Carol, unfortunately our white page phone numbers don’t have any more information than you already have. Perhaps there is an acquaintance you can reach out to that might be able to contact this person?

  5. says:

    I have a phone number: 970-731-5371 Cathy and Gordon McIver;123 Woodland Dr; Pagosa Springs CO 81149; however, the nbr. is not in service.
    Cathy’s mother passed away and was a good friend of mine. I want to touch base with her. Any help available on another phone nbr.??

  6. says:

    We show many listings for Robert Ross in California but nothing specifically in Sonoma or Napa Ca. Not all of our public record listings show the age or DOB. You might consider social media to search as well. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance

  7. says:

    Im looking for a phone number for my father. I hope you can help I don\’t have much money and all the services charge you. Thank you. His info

    Robert Ross
    Born 1952
    Cities lived sonoma,ca

  8. says:

    Carla, thanks for reaching out about our white pages phone number lookup blog. To address your comment, it is definitely concerning when you can’t find out who called you, especially if you’re phone number is listed on the caller id. One way that phone scammers do this is phone scammers can fake caller ID info which doesn’t mean they hacked your phone or your Verizon connect box. This is also known as spoofing and you can file a complaint with the FCC but there is not much else you can do except block your home phone number on your mobile phone. This will prevent that type of phone number spoofing. Another possible solution is to download a robot-killer phone app to help filter your phone calls from potential incidents like this.

    Phone Number Spoofing

    Phone number spoofing is when your phone caller ID says one phone number but it’s really another phone number calling you. Phone scammers are using a fake caller ID to make you think it’s someone else. This is a common practice among scammers, solicitors and nefarious individuals attempting to glean some information or scam you out of your identity or financial resources.

  9. says:

    On March 30 and April 1, I got 9 calls from my own phone number. It is my home phone, but is on a Verison connect box. How can scammers do that? I was not home and no message was left.

  10. says:

    Unfortunately we don’t show this person’s phone number in our white pages directory. You might want to try calling for directory assistance or perhaps messaging this person on facebook or social media.

  11. says:

    Hi I am trying to find the phone number for a David Willis in Burbank California the address is 201 Sparks Street I have tried to find the phone number and I can\’t get it anywhere could you please help me thank you so much

  12. says:

    Millie, we checked our phone number lookup database and did not find anything listed in our white page directory listings for the person you mentioned. We did run a search on’s website and found there was a listing for this person’s phone number information. There will be a $4.99 charge for this when you do a search on the White Pages website to obtain the phone number and address of the person you’re interested in

  13. says:

    We are looking for Akile papaj he is 93 use to live in aventura Florida and now is in Orlando Florida please need their phones number

  14. says:

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  15. says:

    Your company seems more thorough than the regular white pages. I\’m glad I found your company.

  16. says:

    We ran a free white pages search for you Ellen. The results of our people search was there are multiple Robert E Sloan listings in New York but none that show they reside in Amsterdam. Can you also provide us with his approximate age and full middle name if you have this information. That will help us to refine the results and find the correct person.

  17. says:

    Looking for phone number for Robert E. Sloan in Amsterdam, NY

  18. says:

    Your best option would be to find out what their last names are, a name search is the easiest way to find someone. Perhaps you can look in your high school year book for their names or on social media from another old friend.

  19. says:

    I\’m trying to locate an old high school find. I only recall her & her sister\’s first name. Unfortunately, I can\’t recall their last names. But I do know their old address and the year they lived there. Their home has been sold so when I perform an address search it only gives me the name of the current residents.

  20. says:

    You might consider contacting the United States Postal Service directly and inquire about forwarding this mail

  21. says:

    I am trying to find the phone number of someone and every site I go to requires money to get that information. I have mail for someone on a certain street in town but it has the wrong house number so I thought I would call the three most likely but can’t get a phone number.

  22. says:

    We have several listings for a Marry Johnson with the middle initial G. that live in Yukon, Oklahoma. If you can also provide us with her age we are happy to give you additional assistance with a Free White Page listing. Below is the information that best fits what your criteria.

    Name: Mary Giles
    Date of Birth: 08/23/1932
    Age: 85
    Address: 13108 SW 2ND ST YUKON OK 73099
    Length of Residence: 3 years
    Phone: 405-577-2909

  23. says:

    I am seeking a phone # & address for Mary Frances Giles Johnson in Yukon, OK.

  24. says:

    We have a few listings of Mary Soldo in New York but none living at the specific address you mentioned. If you can provide us with additional information about your mom we can further assist you. Her age or middle initial will be helpful.

  25. says:

    I’m looking for Mary soldo she lives in horsehead 1 grand Central Ave she is my biological mom. I need her phone number

  26. says:

    We can certainly assist you with a people search. What is the full name and age and state and county of residence of the person you’re looking for? The more information you can provide us the easier it will be for us to locate a person or public record for you.

  27. says:

    Looking for candy who went to Luther burbank high school. This is Amber

  28. says:

    Your input is appreciated. Would you care to elaborate how this service is better or different than White Pages? There are a lot of phone number directories out there and some have a different utility than others. It would be helpful if you could highlight why you think that service is better than the White Page directory.

  29. says:

    exphonebook is better


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