the cellular carrier that supplies service to a phone customer, and
their location. Enter
Area Code and Prefix (NPA-NXX) of the wireless number on these sites
and find the carrier and location of a specific wireless
number. A few areas
numbers assigned to different carriers based on the 7th digit. Some
numbers no longer conform to these records after having been
"ported" through Local
Number Portability. Old cellular company names are
shown as that
is how they are still listed in the administrator's records.
- TELCO DATA
frequently-updated and easy-to-use site. Enter your Area Code and
Prefix and get a result of the name and location of the wireless and
wireline carrier that was originally assigned that Prefix.
gives you the most accurate results for the carrier name, and adjusts
for known Number
Portability changes. You may not get location information.
official Area Code & Prefix-assigning organization, the North
American Numbering Plan Administration. Choose
a state and you get all Prefixes for that state and Area Code, wireless
and wireline. The results are large files. Locations are
shown in a code that you may or may not be able to figure out.
- LOCAL CALLING GUIDE
that provides a cross-reference among switches and local
calling areas which can be tailored with a small or great amount of
detail. Use this site to find what exchanges are 'Local' to a
particular cell phone number. It also refers back to the NANPA
- IS IT LOCAL?
out if there is a long distance charge to call from one prefix to
another. This applies mostly for wireline-to-wireless and
wireline-to-wireline numbers. This is a great resource to find a
wireless number that is local to your home phone.
- FONE FINDER
first 6 or 7 digits to get a result. The site includes
Canadian and other international numbers.
- GOOGLE NUMBER SEARCH
If you enter the full 10-digit phone
number into a Google or other search,
you may be surprised at the results. This is
a fairly common way to track down suspicious callers who sound
legitimate but aren't. Be aware that your search results
could return a number that belongs to a real person or business who did
not call you, but the caller ID was fooled to make it appear that they
- YOUR OWN WIRELESS NUMBER
If it's your own wireless number that needs work, we have a whole page of
ideas to manipulate your
phone number to make it look like you want, ring
where you want, keep it out of
hands, and have it live with the right carrier.