Who’s been calling you and why? That’s a question that many people ask themselves. So many people in fact, several companies have started businesses around the idea of giving you information based on someones phone number. It’ll usually cost a couple dollars but for many people that’s a trade off they’ll easily make for piece of mind and knowledge. I’ve rounded up a list of 5 companies that’ll tell you whose been calling.
Reverse Phone Ferret
First Thoughts: It’s a simple to use service and the user immediately knows how to use it. What stands out is the service guarantee, which promises a full refund if the customer isn’t happy. That’s a company that stands by it’s users. It’s a fast website. It took me two seconds to put in the phone number and see the free results.
The tiered payment system allows the users three choices for level of data, free, monthly payments and one time transaction. Depending on your needs one of these options will suite you. Want to know if the person calling you is a sex offender? This service will tell you.
Free Information Includes: Address, Phone Company, Phone Type, Date Phone Activated, Zip Code.
$4.95 Trial + $19.95/Monthly: Full report for the number your looking up + Criminal Records + Unlimited people search or phone number searches with full reports.
$39.95 One Time Transaction: Full report for the number your looking up + 1 year unlimited reverse phone number lookups.
Pros: This service is at the top for a reason. It’s three tiered pricing system gives the user multiple choices on information access and price point. You are able to get a refund if you’re unhappy or cancel your monthly membership at anytime (no contracts!). It’s fast load time allows for quick lookup of basic phone number information.
Cons: The trial period is more expensive than other comparable services.
Reverse Phone Check
First Thoughts: Reverse Phone Check has access to over 2 billion records, which is a massive database. The website looks good and is easy to understand, but more cluttered than the others. There are a lot of positive customer reviews posted on the site. It works well on cell phones, tablets & desktop devices.
Free Information Includes: Carrier, Phone Type & City/State.
$4.95 Trial + $19.95/Monthly: The report includes: Name, Other Phone Numbers, Photos, Criminal Records, Marriages & Divorces, Court Documents, Current Address, Hidden Social Media Profiles, Email Address, Mug Shots, Property Ownership & More. The membership gives you unlimited reverse phone number lookups & expert assisted searches.
Pros: The paid report is quite comprehensive. If you’re looking for very detailed information on the person who called you, this is the service to use. This is the only company that offers expert assisted searches and support.
Cons: The free information loads slower than other websites, which is understandable given the site of the database but still a con for users. People who use Reverse Phone Check only have the option of monthly billing although people can cancel at anytime.
First Thoughts: It’s a minimalist website that’s easy to use. I like that you can look up information by name, email, phone number or street address. They have a large database of common telemarketer phone numbers that’s growing all the time. People use this service to help spot & block those numbers.
Free Information Includes: City/State, Phone Type & Carrier.
$0.95 (51% off) Trial then $19.95/Monthly: The report includes: Full Name, Family Members, Contact Info, Criminal Records, Current Address & Sex Offenses. When writing this article the trial membership is 51% off.
Pros: Multiple ways to look up someone. The trial fee is tied for the lowest on this list.
Cons: Free information takes a few seconds to load, not nearly as quick as other services. The information you get for free is comparatively less than other services.
First Thoughts: My first thought was that the design of the website was outdated, although it’s not important to the service, I enjoy looking at things that look good. It’s easy to use and has a database of 400 million people. You can find out who’s calling you and stop telemarketers with this service. Although the design is dated, it loads fast and the free report loads quicker than most.
Free Information Includes: City/State & Phone Type.
$29.95/Year Billed Annually: Full report on your searched number + unlimited people searches for one year.
$9.95 Billed Once: Full report on your searched number which is a one time transaction.
Pros: The membership plan is considerably cheaper than other services. I enjoy the one time transaction option because a lot of users may just want to know one numbers information. The quick load time and the database of telemarketer numbers makes this service competitive.
Cons: Poor website design and few customer reviews.
First Thoughts: You can look up someone by their name + city/state or their phone number. The website was easy to use and not cluttered.
Free Information: Phone Type + City/State.
$0.95 (80% off) Trial + $29.95/Monthly: The report includes: Name, Age, Aliases, Address History, Phone Numbers, Email Addresses & Relatives. On top of reverse phone lookups you get one full background check voucher a month.
Pros: The website loads quickly. Being able to search someone two ways is helpful. Intelius has a low trial fee compared to other services. The full background check could be useful for small businesses. You can cancel the subscription at any time.
Cons: The free information is less than comparable services.