Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Trace Any Phone Number in the World?

Sometimes we cannot even identify which country the missed call is from (except of course the ones from our home country and a few others for which we know the international dialing code). Then how do we find it?

Centralized database


There is a centralized database which has the following details about almost every phone number in the world.

Type of Number


Country


City / State / Exchange location


Original Network Provider

1. Type of Number

This specifies whether the number is a Mobile number or a Landline/Fixed line referred as Geographic number. There is also a type of number called NonGeographic Number in countries like UK which is not linked to any specific location/city.

2. Country

It is the country the number belongs to.

3. City / State / Exchange location

This gives the city and exchange location information for a fixed line phone and the zone or state for a mobile number.

4. Original Network Provider

This is the actual telecom company providing the service like Airtel, BSNL, Verizon, T-Mobile etc. But network provider listed here may not be the present network/service provider because Number Portability is not taken into account.

Number analysis tools
Use the on-line analysis tools for finding out information about specific numbers. Analyses can be done on phone numbers, but also on IMEI, IMSI, IPSC, and SIM numbers. Subscription licences are available for professional or business use.http://www.numberingplans.com/?page=analysis&sub=phonenr

Mobile Number Locator (India): http://www.india-cellular.com/mobile-number-locator.aspx

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