Cell Phone Carriers Reverse Lookup

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  1. Mark Shannon

    Mark Shannon Screenwriter

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    Is it possible to find out what carrier a person is using just by imputting their mobile phone number into some sort of search engine or directory.

    I want to send someone a text message from the internet, but it requires their carrier, and I don't know what carrier they are using.

    I am trying to find a carrier in Canada.
     
  2. Philip_G

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  3. DaveNel

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    Yeah but I think that and most searches are for landline phones only, I was told a few months ago there is no directory for cell phones. But that may have changed by now?
     
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  5. DaveNel

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    Yeah they must have changed that from back a few years ago. I had a Sprint cell and I was needing someones number, And they said there was no way to look up cell or mobile phones.
     
  6. Kyle McKnight

    Kyle McKnight Cinematographer

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    There still isn't.
     
  7. Don Black

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    You can to a certain extent:

    http://fonefinder.net/

    That site is generally accurate at reverse lookups of cellular carriers:

    917750NEW YORK CITY ZONENew YorkCELLCO PARTNERSHIP DBA VERIZON WIRELESS - NYWIRELESS PROV

    Although number portability has really affected its accuracy. Still, it's been right in my experience 8/10 times.

    Enjoy!
     

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