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Video:How to Find a Cell Phone Number on the Internet

with Marc Stephan

Searching for a cell phone number online is anything but difficult, yet not always successful. Check out these tips that should help find the cell phone number you need.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Find a Cell Phone Number on the Internet

Have you ever been in desperate need to find somebody's cell phone number?  Well, the internet can help. I am Marc Stephan for About.com and today I am going to show you how you can find a cell phone number online.

Google the Phone Number

Your first stop during your online research should be Google. If the person you want to call has ever published their cell phone number online, it's very likely Google will find it. Just type the name and add words like number, cell, call, and mobile.

Check Personal Websites for Phone Numbers

Many people have their own website for business or personal use. Usually you can find their contact data under "About Me" or "Contact Me." Chances are that you will not only find a email address but also a cell phone number.

Scan Facebook for Phone Numbers

If you happen to be friends on Facebook, check their profile for a cell phone number. It is not uncommon that people publish all their phones – land line as well as cell phone – on the social network since it's main purpose is to stay in touch with others.

Commercial Phone Number Search Services

There are a number of websites out there that promise to provide almost any contact information you need to get in touch with someone. In some cases they work pretty well, in others they don't. These services cost money and don't always deliver what you were asking for. It is very likely you will get a set of data that you could have found on your own by using Google.

Try Alternate Contact Methods

Don't give up if you can't find the cell phone number online. Nowadays many people use smart phones and are constantly logged in into social networks. So sending them an email or a private message on Facebook might lead to the same result as dialing a cell phone number.

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