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Finding a Cell Phone Directory

Though it may seem like a simple task, finding a cell phone directory is not as easy as it sounds. If you are looking online, one of the first things you are going to notice is that there is no shortage of websites offering this service. The trick in finding a real cell phone directory is knowing which ones are reputable and which ones are simply going to provide you with rehashed, dated information – that is if they are able to provide you with any information at all.

Did you know that, unlike information for land-lines, there is no such thing as a free cell phone directory that uses information contained in the public domain? You cannot go and use a service like the White Pages and expect to get the results you want.

Hard to believe that, in this day and age, you are not able to find out any free information about a cellphone number. Many people looking to do a reverse cell phone number lookup are shocked at this. Why is there nothing available for cell phones when we have had land-line lookup services for years?

The truth is that you are not likely to see this kind of information on the public domain because most cell phone providers are still charging by the minute. Imagine how you would feel if half your calls were telemarketers and you had to pay a per minute charge just to talk to them? That's exactly what would happen if there were a public cell phone directory available to anyone free of charge.

If you have a fax machine and telemarketers end up with your number, you can expect to see a lot of junk coming through that is going to do nothing more than waste your paper and ink. Most offices are familiar with this annoying reality. Imagine how pricey that would be if they got hold of your cell phone number and you were paying by the minute?

Having said all that, the reality of having a cell phone directory is something that we may see at some point. The main problem now is that we would have to get away from the per minute charge and into a monthly, all inclusive charge. That is something that the cell carriers are not anxious to implement due to the relatively high cost of bandwidth. Personally, I can't see them going to an all inclusive, monthly package because there is simply too much money to be made.

That is not to say that a few of them have not implemented some unlimited calling, texting and internet plans, but they are few and far between. And these plans are still so expensive that you would have to be a heavier user to get your money's worth.

That leaves us with a bit of a quandary. We are not going to have cell phone directories until the major players come out with plans that more closely resemble land-line packages. At present, there is a huge gap when it comes to pricing – so the chances of having a cell phone directory that we can use to do reverse searches with are pretty much nil at this point.

On the other hand, we may see a day where government steps in and forces telecom companies to make this semi-private information public and available on sites that are currently only providing land-line information. There could be any number of reasons for wanting this made into law, including the fact that people can still go around acting with virtual impunity because they know that in order to find out who is phoning, the recipient is going to have to pay a service.

The whole concept would be a little unsettling if you really needed to know who is phoning you. What if you were being harnessed, threatened, or needed to know who is out with your spouse? Just because cell phone companies insist on keeping their records out of the public domain does not mean that anyone should be able to hide behind this anonymity and just act anyway they like. No, there has to be some accountability.

Fortunately, there is a solution. There is a service available that has an up to date database provided fresh from the cell carriers themselves. This third party service buys the information and passes it on to you. You pay a small user fee for every number you look up. Sometimes you have to pay for quality, and this is a good example of that. Imagine the time and bother you are going to save.

If you are looking for the best cell phone directory out there, it may be worth your while to pay a fee instead of spending time searching for something that you may not find (you probably won't). Here is one of the best reverse cell lookup services in the business - and they even allow you to get basic information for free. If you are wondering if there is anything available on the number you are searching for, you can find out right now before you pay a dime. Enter the number below and the site will tell you if there is a full report available. A full report means that things like the person's name and address are going to be available to you immediately after payment.

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