If you are looking to find out who owns a
particular phone number (residential, commercial, cell phone, toll-free
etc.), you will likely come across dozens of reverse phone number lookup
services in Google and Yahoo. But how will you know which service
to use? Our crack team of editors and reviewers spent 5 weeks
reviewing all these services to find the right answer.
To review each service, our editors first identified 41 different companies
that were providing online reverse phone lookup services. They then
used each of these 41 services to search for 500 different phone numbers
for which we already knew the owners. This allowed us to verify
the accuracy of the results provided by each service. The 500
numbers included an even mix of different types of phones (land lines,
cell phones, toll-free numbers etc.) and were evently distributed across
different states in the U.S.
For each company, we calculated the percentage
of numbers for which they provided accurate and detailed information.
To our complete surprise, our editors found that most online reverse
phone lookup services simply don't deliver the goods. In most
cases, their accuracy levels were as low as 50 - 60% (which we consider
to be completely unacceptable). And yet, all these services claimed
to have very high levels of accuracy and completeness.
Fortunately, we were able to find 2 companies that we are able to recommend
to our readers. Both of them had very high levels of accuracy and completeness
(95% or more). Here are our top 2 choices: