Look for landline telephone numbers of people
If you need to search for a person's landline numbers, the first system I suggest you adopt is to try using the White pages which offers quick access to public directories throughout the city. No, I'm not talking about the “classic” telephone directory in paper format but the online version of the latter. It's super easy to use, really!
To use the Web version of PagineBianche, connected to the home page of the service using the link I have just provided, write the telephone number of your interest in the text field Telephone number, located in the center of the page, and then click on the button search, placed on the right. On the page that opens, you should see the name of the person to whom the number is headed, as well as their address.
If you want, you can go back to a phone number starting from a person's name or address: just click on the tab name o address (based on the data in your possession), fill in the form that appears on the screen by entering the name or address from which to start to trace the number and then click on the button search.
Furthermore, I would like to point out that a free PagineBianche app is available for Android and iOS / iPadOS, which allows you to quickly access the service via smartphone and tablet.
Look for fixed telephone numbers of businesses and professionals
Having mentioned PagineBianche, it is practically obligatory to continue talking about its "twin" service, Yellow Pages, which allows you to specifically find the telephone numbers of public places, professionals and other businesses throughout the city.
To use it, connected to its home page via the link I have just indicated and, after clicking on the tab telephone number placed in the center of the page, write the number you are looking for in the text field Phone Number. At this point, click on the button search located on the right and check any information available for the numbering sought.
PagineGialle also offers the possibility to perform a search starting from a name or address: just click on the relevant tab of your interest and repeat the procedure I have just explained to you to start the search.
Like PagineBianche, PagineGialle can also be used easily from portable devices. To do this, simply download the service app for Android and iOS / iPadOS.
Look for international landline numbers
Do you need to find international phone numbers? If so, I recommend you visit 2link.be, an Internet site that collects links to all public directories in the world. It is in Dutch, but it is so intuitive that even for non "polyglots" this does not represent an obstacle in any way.
To use it, all you have to do is connect to the main page of the site via the link I just provided, locate the country of your interest and click on one of the links under its name.
By doing this you will be redirected immediately to the public directory that will allow you to find numbers of private citizens and / or businesses for the selected location. Easier than that ?!
Search for unknown landline numbers
Are you receiving calls from a number that does not appear to appear in any of the telephone directories available online and would like to know who it belongs to? Then try now tellows, a collaborative portal which, thanks to the voluntary reports of users, allows to trace the identity of many telephone numbers, especially those of the so-called “known annoyances”, ie call centers, telemarketing operators and so on.
To use Tellows, go to its main page using the link I provided, type the number of your interest in the search field enter the number located on the left (and also at the top right) and finally click on the button search.
Once this is done, read any comments available for the number you are looking for, so as to try to understand who it is. Keep in mind that, in the event that no comment is available, obviously there are no reports regarding the numbering sought.
- Who's calling? - this is the portal that the app Should I Answer for Android and iOS use to identify annoyance numbers. It is a collaborative site where users, thanks to the reports of other people, can quickly find out if a landline number as well as a mobile phone number belongs to a "nuisance".
- Truecaller - is another well-known website which, based on a database of known annoyances, provides information on the calls received. To use it, however, you must register with your Google or Microsoft account and you must be willing to share your mobile number in its database. It is also available as an app for Android and iOS.
Identify who is calling with the anonymous
If the above services to look up landline numbers have not been helpful to you because there is someone who likes to call you anonymously to make jokes and, consequently, you are not aware of the numbering from which they come calls, you can use Whooming. Haven't you ever heard of it? I imagined it ... but let's fix it now, don't worry.
This is an cittàn online service, usable directly on mobile phones in the form of an app available for both Android and iPhone, which uses the call forwarding technique to reveal the identity of users who try to disguise their number. It works for both cell phones and landline numbers.
Basically it is free, but to view the numbers of anonymous calls in the clear requires the subscription of a subscription, which starts at 12,99 euros for 3 months. To find out in detail how it works, I suggest you read my tutorial on how to find out the private number.
I would also like to point out that there are applications and functions for smartphones that can be particularly useful in situations like these. If you are bombarded with calls from call centers or other nuisances you can install an app that can block calls from specific numbers or from public blacklists (in this case you will also be able to find out the identity of the nuisances included in the list) .
I pointed out some of them in my post on how to block a number on Android. If you use an iPhone instead, you can only block numbers that have already contacted you or that you already know. To find out how to do this, read my tutorial on how to block a mobile number on iPhone.How to search for landline numbers