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Imagine you’re at a party. You meet someone fabulous. You really “click”and you ask for his or her phone number. Armed with this important scrap of paper in the pocket of your jeans, you get home and promptly put those jeans in the laundry. Ack! Now all you have is a crumpled piece of paper with absolutely no numbers on it whatsoever. Sounds like an episode of “Friends”, yes? So, what do you do? You need to find that person’s number. Read on for some tricks and techniques you can use for finding cell phone numbers online.

Unfortunately, there’s no one place to go for finding cell phone numbers – no complete cell phone directories or “white pages” for cell phone numbers exists. However, there are a few things you can try to track down that lost information.

The first place to start is always Google, that magical site that allows you to track down pretty much anything and anyone. If you can remember the person’s name (hopefully it wasn’t that wild of a party), type it in to Google with the word “cell.” Many people, whether on purpose or accidentally, have their cell phones listed somewhere on the web. This makes finding cell phone numbers as quick and easy as a simple online search.

If you strike out with Google, try 411.com. Although the information on this site is generally limited to landline phones, it can still provide some basic information for finding cell phone numbers. At a minimum, if you have a number and type it in to their reverse lookup search box, you’ll be able to find out if the number you have is a cellphone or a landline.

If neither of these yield any answers, you still have a couple options. One of the most comprehensive databases can be found at Search Detective. Here you can run a search on the name you’re looking for and will usually be rewarded with a number of results. To get the actual digits, you’ll need to pay $14.95, but what’s that compared to the potential for true love?

Both Abika and Cell Numbers offers a similar search service, utilizing the same search mechanism as Search Detective and charging the same fee, $14.95 for the information. At both sites you can also undertake reverse look-ups (i.e., where you have the number, but not the name).

Most of these pay services will provide you with a little more information, such as locations and names of relatives of the person you’re looking up. In fact, it’s a little scary. Go ahead and look yourself up in this database and you’ll find locations, names, dates. But you should take it all with a grain of salt. The site had me related to a couple people I’d never heard of, and had my age wrong (older by one year – the nerve). Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to keep track of the information that’s out there not only on the people you’re trying to find, but yourself as well!

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