Ways to Get a Phone Number

How Tos
By: bestmommy    
12-Oct-2010

Introduction:It can be very frustrating when you need to make a call and realize you don't have the phone number for the person or business you're trying to reach. Here are some ways to get the phone number you need. I'm leaving off the most obvious (phonebook) which I think has become much less popular than some other methods and most of us don't carry a phonebook everywhere we go.

  • 01

    Call 411 and Pay a Fee

    Calling "Information" or 411 is the old standby for many of us when we need to get a phone number. However, this option only works if the phone number is not "unlisted." You'll also be charged a fee for using this service.

  • 02

    Call a FREE 411 Service

    Works the same as dialing 411 but you will probably have to listen to an advertisement first before getting the number. If you're not fond of paying fees and don't mind taking a minute or so to hear the ad this would be a great option for getting that phone number.

  • 03

    Call a Mutual Friend

    Check your contact list or personal address book (if you still have one) and see who you know that might have the number you are looking for. If the number is unlisted this might be the best option for getting the phone number.

  • 04

    Look It Up Online

    If you've got access to the internet at the moment you need to get a phone number then do a search for the person or business you need to call. You may have to try different spellings, first names or initials or possibly a spouses name before you find the phone number you need.

  • 05

    Do a Facebook Search

    Many people include their phone numbers on their Facebook profiles so check Facebook. If you can't find them or if their info is private send them a message. You can also check to see if you have any mutual facebook friends that would be willing to divulge their phone number.




Final Thoughts

When you get the phone number you need, immediately enter it in your address book or contact list of your cell phone so you'll have it handy the next time. Those scraps of paper and backs of envelopes we all use sometimes will eventually get thrown away so record the number in a more reliable place.


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