How to Trace Mobile Numbers Back to the Caller

Trace Mobile NumbersWith the rapid growth of mobile phone usage in recent years, it is often observed that it has also become a part of many illegal and criminal activities. So, in most cases tracing the mobile number becomes a vital part of the investigation process. Also, sometimes we just want to trace a mobile number back to the caller for reasons like annoying prank calls, blackmails, unknown number in a missed call list and so on.

How to Trace Any Mobile Number?

Well, there are several ways to do this. The easiest way to gain access to the details of any mobile number is by using a reliable paid service that has records of over millions of mobile and landline users in its database. If you’re really serious to find out the name and address of the person behind the mobile number, then this is the right choice. You can use the following service to get the details of any phone number (mobile and landline):

Cell Phone Registry – Trace Any Mobile Number

Please note that the above service works only for the “United States” telephone numbers.

Other Possible Ways to Trace a Mobile Number:

Now let us look at some of the free options that are available. Even though it is not possible to trace the number back to the caller using the free services, it is possible to trace it to the location of the caller and also find the network operator. Just have a look at this page on tracing Indian mobile numbers from Wikipedia. Using the information provided on this page, it is possible to certainly trace any mobile number from India and find out the location (state/city) and network operator (mobile operator) of the caller.

All you need for this is only the first 4-digit of the mobile number. In this Wiki page you will find all the mobile number series listed in a nice tabular column where they are categorized based on mobile operator and the zone (state/city). This Wiki page is updated regularly so as to provide up-to-date information on newly added mobile number series and operators. I have used this page many a time and have never been disappointed.

If you would like to use a simpler interface where in you can just enter the target mobile number and trace the desired details, you can try this link from Numbering Plans. With this, you can trace any number in the world.

UPDATE: After the introduction of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in India, methods discussed above are not found to be very much accurate.

By using the above free services, you can only know “where” the call is from and not “who” the caller is. Only the mobile operator is able to tell you “who” the caller is. Unfortunately in India, there is no such paid service that gives you more accurate details about the caller. So, if you are in an emergency and need to find out the actual person behind the call, I would recommend that you file a complaint and take the help of the police. I hope this information has helped you!

74 Comments

  1. Mars M
    November 22, 2010 at 8:06 PM

    Very useful information.
    Thanks a lot…..

    Mars M


  2. Satyajit
    November 23, 2010 at 1:47 AM

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    November 23, 2010 at 2:44 PM

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  4. Rajiv
    November 23, 2010 at 5:22 PM

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  5. manoj kumar
    November 23, 2010 at 7:08 PM

    Now there is also a freeware for java supported mobiles to trace location of Indian mobiles, It is available at http://www.shaplus.com/mobile/ . it is frequently updated with new series .


    • Srikanth
      November 23, 2010 at 9:50 PM

      @ manoj kumar

      Thanks for the useful link :)


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    November 23, 2010 at 9:34 PM

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    December 9, 2010 at 6:39 PM

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  17. Samantha
    January 28, 2011 at 6:51 AM

    look ive been getting prank calls for the last week and a half and i want to track down who it is or atleast where the call is comming from i dont see how an indian phone tracking site will show me how to track down a location in australia considering they put there number on private ,,, please help


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  19. roshan zameer
    February 10, 2011 at 10:47 PM

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    March 14, 2011 at 11:19 PM

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    March 15, 2011 at 11:39 AM

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    March 23, 2011 at 1:00 AM

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    March 29, 2011 at 1:14 AM

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  30. zahid
    April 11, 2011 at 7:07 PM

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  31. asin
    April 24, 2011 at 1:50 PM

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  32. Kshitij
    May 12, 2011 at 10:16 PM

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    May 22, 2011 at 5:54 PM

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  37. sandeep
    August 3, 2011 at 10:17 PM

    hai srikanth iam very impressed by ur knowledge how would u gather this information .ok can u help me iam connecting internet by nokia n70 and sim is docomo its downloading speed is below 20kbps and iam using idm to download can i get any software download to improve net speed
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  38. Teju
    August 4, 2011 at 10:33 PM

    mobile portability came into existence! now v can’t guess it!!!


  39. Rabin
    August 9, 2011 at 12:23 PM

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  40. Rebel Sid
    August 14, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    Hiee Sir,,,

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  41. Cyber4rt Crew
    September 10, 2011 at 3:16 PM

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    September 22, 2011 at 11:59 PM

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  43. Roh!tz
    September 28, 2011 at 12:45 PM

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  44. varun
    October 1, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    After MNP is is difficut to trace the operator , only state can be identified
    Soon 22 telecomm circle will be vanished than operator , state will impossible to identify.
    Do you have the solution or site which can help in this regard


  45. sanju
    October 13, 2011 at 10:42 PM

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    sanju


  46. pradeep kumar navik
    October 30, 2011 at 4:21 PM

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    i want to just find out of any person where from he,though mobile number and he where now time..and what are doing him…reply plzzzzzzzzzzz


    • karan
      May 17, 2013 at 8:19 PM

      bro hows its work………..i have doneit


  47. prasath
    November 3, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Nowadays lot of people can switch to other networks(MNP)…
    So it’ll not useful to find the network of the target…
    Also it’ll show only nearest city(Madurai and Chennai only in Tamilnadu)..
    Not the Exact location…
    Anyway thankyou for ur post….


  48. anoop
    April 18, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    hello there,
    i want to ask that is there any way to call to any national number for free via internet ?
    plz post it as soon as possible…

    thank you.


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    April 27, 2012 at 9:18 PM

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  51. Astitwa Tiwari
    May 11, 2012 at 9:38 PM

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    What is the method to hack nokia mobile phones and also the method of hacking nokia 2700 classic


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    September 30, 2012 at 4:15 PM

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  55. ZAHID
    October 16, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    thanks for this information becauce its very help full for us.Regards from ZAHID


  56. chirag
    October 23, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    hello ,
    here it is very nice information available about mobile number but information about mobile number allocation on Wikipedia is little bit outdated.Can you please tell me how can i find latest information about it?…for example it doesn’t contain information about series 84XX-XXXXX.


    • Rajeev
      October 26, 2012 at 1:32 PM

      You can use true caller software for mobile …also u can search the numbers and name through the website of true caller.


  57. manas
    October 31, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    nice work bro


  58. Salman Sheikh
    November 10, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    It Is VerY usefull Website ….Thanks Administraion


  59. Avinash Mali
    November 21, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    I want to know the Mobile No details of Idea Telephone Customer.
    Is it possible to get it


  60. sid sharma
    November 29, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    this is a very big problem after mnp. cust. not tell me which co. no. they use so how can i recharge those no’s & m unable to trace these mob co.


  61. Mubarak Sadiq
    December 30, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    wow what a great Answer fnx alot lol!


  62. sri
    January 26, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    hi,

    my sister facing difficult problem with this calls.somebody making calls by using her contact numbers only.when she enquired no one makes any calls to her that time.even she enquired concerned network also,the customer care people replied that her number didn’t get any single call in that particular timings.even if she calls someone, the other person also got again call from my sister number after sometime say middle in the night,without going call from her mobile.sometimes she got 80 to 90 calls in the night time.and it became a nightmare to her.even she changed her mobile too.but there is no use.can you please tell me how this can be possible.and how can we trace that hacker?

    thank you


    • Srikanth
      January 28, 2013 at 3:48 PM

      @ sri

      It is possible to do this using VOIP and the whole procedure is called Caller ID Spoofing. You can read on this topic from my other post: How to Spoof Caller ID


    • sri
      January 28, 2013 at 11:11 PM

      thanks a lot.but how can we find that perpetrator?

      please help me to sort out this.

      thank you


    • Srikanth
      January 29, 2013 at 8:59 AM

      It is not an easy task to trace the perpetrator but not impossible. Your mobile service provider should be able to help you out. However, I believe that you are not likely to get much help from the service provider unless you have the FIR copy of the filed police complaint with you.


  63. Anumeha
    February 7, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Hmmm, very informative article.

    I found this site very helpful.

    http://in.wowsome.com/mobile/

    It gives nearby locations on Google Map. I was also able to annonymously report my complaint for a troubling mobile number.

    Hope this help others.


  64. RAHON
    February 28, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    WHAT IS LOCATION FOR THE NUMBER IS 8768984753


  65. vaishu
    July 30, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    This is not working for the ported numbers


  66. graig
    August 2, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    what of those outside India.?


  67. Pratik
    August 15, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Hi Dear,

    Can the unknown or private number be traced? also can number be traced if address and name on whose the card is issued knw?

    Thank you in advance

    Regards


  68. zaheer
    September 17, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    how to trace mobile number in pakistan???????????????????