With 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):
Intelius – 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!