Does anyone know of a service that would allow me to identify who called my cell phone?
i.e., say someone from the number 307-555-1557 calls my cell phone. No name pops up, so the number is not in my contacts. They don't leave a message, and I'm not about to call back, and say, "Hi, my name is Bobby. I believe someone tried to call me from this number. May I speak with them?"
Is there some sort of service, internet or otherwise, where I can get, like, a first and last name? (I'm highly doubting it, there's probably some HUGE privacy issues revolving around it, but I thought I might as well ask, just in case.)
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Unfortunately, a lot of them make you pay to see the info. Also, when it says "Out of Area," "Unavailable," or something similar, it usually means it's a telemarketer using a machine to automatically dial and mask their calling number. Even if you did call the number back, there's a good chance that the same machine will just hang up on you.
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Are you talking about mobile phone,,,,,,,or simple local phone..
For simple phone, just activate a service called "CLI", you'll get all the phone numbers that you did'nt receive or you had answer that....
I notice that most of your replies relate to the USA Canada, and one From Pakistan. and probably most of the Phone companies differ from here in the UK and our Euopean Community.
Here regardless of whether it is Home Phone or Moblie, we dial 1471 for last caller number. And we receive an answer either one of two. The last calling number is x x x x xxxx etc dial 3 to connect, 0 to delete. or..... The last caller did not leave a return number.(these are usally mass marketing ploys.)
We still have mass dialing advertising companies (Illegal now in UK) but some persist, and if you answer them unknowingly, they note your number and your answer, and continue to dial you persistently from time to time, and if you reply, they try to selll you services with attractive deals and also ask you for your email address to spam you.which eventually in most cases are rip-offs.. Once you have verbally talked to them, they will continue to persist. The answer is to inform your Telephone Company, and they monitor and block any further ones from that particular company.which will be in their monitoring system.
This applies here in UK and I do not know exactly how they do it in your countries, but I am sure there must be a similar system. Many of these "COLD" calls as we call them,are clever and if you do make contact and answer they charge a extremly high rate whilst you are talking.
I think it is wise to check with your phone company, or you could end up with uneccessary phone bills.
Can help find some business and numbers from solicitors, including unlisteds, if they are in the database. The thing about this link is that you can read comments from other people that received calls from the number.
Also, if you want to call someone back more or less anonymously, punch in *67 and it turns off caller-id for that one phone call.
You can also instruct your phone carrier to permanently suppress caller-id from your phone, and use a * code to turn it on for a single call (because some people won't accept calls without the caller-id being displayed)
Get detailed procedures and any limitations from your carrier.
One should also be aware there is a currently legal (as far as I know) device that "spoofs" caller-id data. That means that company "We want to sell you crap, Inc." can enter ANY caller-id number, names, etc. they want, including the number of your grandmother, and it will look like you are getting a phone call from that person.