Miley Cyrus is a really popular celebrity, and my friend’s sister Sara always talks about her, telling me to write something. I never had an idea what to write about Ms. Cyrus and Technology until the sister asked if we could find her phone number on the Internet. That actually seemed like a relevant question, and then I thought, haven’t we all wanted to find a celebrity’s phone number, such as in Sara’s case Miley Cyrus or perhaps an old friend?
Sometimes it isn’t because we never had their number. For example, has your cellphone ever been stolen, lost or simply died out, taking all its phone book down with it? Now your contact list is missing and all hope of being a few phone clicks away is lost.
I myself have been caught in similar situations more than a few times because I forgot to back up my contacts prior to formatting my mobile phone or updating the firmware.
There are many different ways that could help find phone numbers of various people by name only (i.e Miley Cyrus), by using many of the social networking sites that are available and the ten additional tools below.
LinkedIn: It is a professional social networking site which allows its registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business. You can just search for a person’s name or enter his/her email address and the account will come up providing all details including phone numbers (if they do actually have an account there or you know them through business, they most likely would have an account on LinkedIn).
Facebook: It is a free access social networking website where users of all demographics can connect with one another. The networks in Facebook are organized by city, workplace, school, and region. Here you too can enter an email or Name of the person you want the phone number of and the details will pop-up. If they have added their phone number within their details, then it will be available once you are browsing their profile.
You can find phone number of your colleagues, classmates or relatives through Facebook.
Both these services need to have the account of the person you are finding and hence can’t be always used to find phone numbers for all. Below are 10 online tools that you can use to find the phone number of people provided you know their names.
- AT&T Direcotory Assistance: This online tool will let you find a phone number of any person or business in the U.S.
- BT PhoneBook: BT Phone book will let you search for Residential number of people. It also enables you to find the International codes and businesses.
- PhoneNumber.com: This service will find the phone number even if you enter only the Last name; however, it won’t be very effective if you only search for last name. You can also put additional details such as: first name, location, zip code etc. to help filter the search results.
- Reverse Phone Directory: With this tool, you can instantly find Phone Numbers of people just by entering their Name and Street Address. You can also look for any unlisted, unpublished cellphone number, confirm cell phone & non-published numbers and Verify wireless, unpublished, & unlisted numbers with this cool online tool. All the directories of a particular location may be viewed by entering its area or ZIP code. This comes handy when looking for phone numbers of people residing in a particular location. Apart from these, you can search and find numbers of businesses.
- Intelius: Use this tool to find phone numbers using email IDs, names and even Social Security numbers.
- Addresses: Addresses will let you search for and find Unlisted Numbers, Unpublished Residential, Business Directory, VOIP and more. You can use it to search for Yellow Pages too which in turn will help you find phone numbers.
- ZabaSearch: Find people and public information using this online tool. Just enter the name of the person you want to find and filter the result according to the countries or regions. It claims to have three times more residential listings than White Pages Phone Directory.
- AnyWho: You can use AnyWho service to find phone numbers of individuals or Businesses. You can search the White Pages, Yellow Pages, maps and directions on AnyWho by just entering the name and optionally the location of the person or business. AnyWho is a part of AT&T network.
- Yahoo People Search: Check and find any U.S. Phone & Address by entering the name and other details like location, zip code etc. of the person you want to find. You can search for people using the email address too.
- Wink People Search: Wink searches Over 400 Million people in its vast database for phone number and claims to be world’s largest people search engine. With this free tool you can Find people by name and get their phone number, address, Websites, photos, work, school and more.
All the tools listed above are provided in a fun and social nature. They are not meant for any use that may cause emotional, physical, or mental harm or damage to anyone.
Miley Cyrus photo credit: *suchaflirt