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#22725 08/10/09 06:46 AM
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What is a good site to look up caller ID numbers
on cell calls, Would like to know the name of caller ?

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#22726 08/10/09 11:56 AM
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Cellular information is unlisted. The best thing you can do is narrow it down to a certain location and carrier by googling the number.

#22727 08/11/09 06:41 AM
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This site will tell you the carrier and location.
https://www.fonefinder.net/


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#22728 08/12/09 10:54 AM
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You would think that with number portability that tool might be wrong.


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#22729 08/13/09 08:09 PM
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I tested it, and it is wrong. Originally my cell number was issued by Verizon. Over two years ago I had it ported to Nextel, and it still comes up Verizon.

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I agree about the number portability thing. Cell numbers are just DIDs that come in to cellular service providers' switches. These numbers are now being sold in blocks of 1,000, not like it used to be where a service provider had to buy numbers by a full exchange code (10,000 numbers). Gone are the days of Verizon being "409" and Nextel being "831". Office codes are being split all over the place. They are also being split between land line, CATV, VoIP and cellular providers.

I have my cell phone service from Verizon Wireless, but technically, "the new at&t" owns my number since Cingular bought the 623 exchange code and block of 10,000 numbers as the incumbent.

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE EXCHANGE CODE FOR MY CELL PHONE SERVICE PROVIDER THAT IS WIRELESS-ONLY

THIS ONE IS SPLIT BETWEEN VARIOUS CELL CARRIERS AND LAND LINE CUSTOMERS

AND MY FAVORITE, MY LOCAL LAND LINE EXCHANGE THAT INCLUDES A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.

I can't believe that there can be a national database out there that is intelligent enough to record number and ownership data down to the last few digits.

Not to mention keeping it up to date on an ongoing basis.........YET.


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#22731 08/14/09 01:13 PM
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Even the local telephone book is suspect. we moved over 3 years ago and had to switch number ecause we moved to a different town. I am still listed under the old number, even thou it is out of service. Of course I also switch providers and the old number was AT&T and the new number was TDS.
I use the fonefiner.net site quite a bit and find it usefull. it is not always correct, but it gives me a place to start.


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