Anyone searching the web for free cell phone number lookup is sure to find hundreds of hits to the phrase. But the initial excitement is sure to fade once they start clicking the links. The reality is that is order for anyone to offer a free cell phone number lookup service, they would have to access a database of all cell phone numbers. And no such database exists.
Unlike regular, “landline” phones, cell phone numbers in a given area code can belong to three, five or even twenty different mobile phone companies. Even if one or two companies decided to publish a list of their customers, this UK Business-Telefonliste would still only be a small percentage of the people who have cell phones. But no cellular phone company is going to publish their customer list.
Cell phone service is a huge industry, and very competitive. Just look at all the ads on TV begging customers to change from one service to another. Does anyone really think a cellular service provider is going to publish their customer list so another company can market them?
There has been talk of a cell phone directory, but the cellular companies were against it, and so was the public. People don’t want to let salespeople and USA B2B-Liste telemarketers have their number. Imagine how quickly your cell phone minutes would be eaten up by solicitation calls if anyone who wished could get your cell number? Some people think the national Do not Call Registry would prevent sales calls. They are wrong.
The Do Not Call List-like most government ideas-hasn’t worked very well. But even if it did, those rules wouldn’t apply to sales calls from companies you already do business with, like loan offers from credit card companies, finance companies and other lenders, your current cable TV company, and others.
People simply don’t want anyone who wishes calling their cell phone all the time, disrupting work, irritating them during meals, as using up air time. For these and a variety of other reasons, the cell phone number directory is on hold, probably permanently.
Without this directory, there is no way anyone can really offer a free cell phone number lookup. Without access to a database of cell phone numbers and the corresponding information, someone would actually have to do a custom investigation on each number. This takes time and effort. How could any company really do this for free?
But without the database, and without a real way to offer the free cell phone number lookup, why would so many websites advertise the service? A simple marketing ploy.
Sites advertising free cell phone searches rely on the would be customer’s need for the info. They provide a phone search box wherein potential customers input the cell phone number to be searched. The fake page pretends to be searching billions of records for the corresponding name and address info, followed by a dramatic pause, with the final payoff being an assurance that the info was found. Oddly enough, the information is never available for free. But for the customer, the temptation s too great not to pay. After all, the info has been found, they are told. It is just behind the curtain.
Most customers pay. And often times the site then performs the actual, non-automated investigations, which can take from hours to days. But the worst offenders charge the customers and then provide nothing but a link to other, unrelated websites who legitimately perform cell phone number search investigations.