Who Called Me from this number
There have been various occasions where someone has called me from an unknown number and I always end up asking myself “who called me from this number?”. Every time I get one of those calls, often wonder what I could do to find out who called me from this number, and your curiosity would probably want you to do the same in this situation.
So let’s see…I’m stuck with this number and I really want to know who called me from this number. What do I do first? If you are in this predicament, I guess it would depend on whether it was a landline number or cell phone number that called. If it was a landline and I wanted to find out who called me from this number, all I would have to is go down to the phone company and ask them for assistance. However, this can sometimes be a waste of time because of the laws and restrictions that are in place, which phone companies have to abide by, to keep other people’s personal information private. So, trying to find out who called me from this number in this way would really be a waste of time.
However, all is not lost; luckily, I can use the Internet and search the public phone directory. This way I could find both the name and address of the person who called me from this number; utilizing this method is free and will only take a few minutes.
If the person who called me from this number used a cell phone, things get a little bit more difficult. Cell phone numbers are not all conveniently put into a public directory for privacy reasons. This is supported by laws such as the “Wireless 411 Privacy Act”. The same string of laws is what prevents telemarketers from hounding every cell phone user on the planet. The good news is the Internet is a wide and wonderful place where there are sites that can provide me with a service called reverse lookup and I can use this to find out who called me from this number. I simply have to type in the number and they give me the name and address of the person who called me from this number. It is always a good idea to go for the more affordable online services. I wouldn’t want to spend a fortune trying to find who called me.
So, once I managed to track down the person who called me from the number, the shocking thing I discovered is that the results may be inaccurate, and this can happen for a number of reasons. Some people might have registered their phone number under a family member’s or friend’s name. Additionally, when someone changes their number, the cell phone company may often register the person under their old number, and for this reason, you have to be careful.
So there you have it, the good, the bad, and the ugly truth about what it takes to find out who called you.