How to Get Name of a Phone Number Holder

Tip Abstraction:
        It is not easy to get subscriber or user name of a phone number. Here are some awesome ways to find out the identity using a phone number.
             If anyone call you or missed call you anonymously, or if you get an unknown phone number, is there any way to trace and find the owner of that mobile number? If anyone disturb you or your wife by anonymous phone calls, then what would you do? There is no direct way to get contact details of unknown number.

Here are some ways to trace and find contact details of an unknown phone number.

1. TrueCaller

True caller is the most using and popular service to find contact details using a phone number. If you give and search a number, truecaller will bring the contact name of given phone number.

find contact details of unknown phone number truecaller

How it works?

If you want to find a phone number via truecaller, you should sign In with your Gmail, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn account. You know these account are connected with your mobile number. By log In to your account, your account will be connected with truecaller, that is truecaller gets your name with your mobile number. So if someone search with your mobile number, truecaller will give them your contact name. In a single search, truecaller gets and publish a contact details together. Like this, Truecaller has a database of more than 50,000,000 contact details.

Features of TrueCaller:
  • Free to use 
  • Web application is available on their official website 
  • Mobile application is availabe. You can download from here (Apps for Android, iPhone, Nokia Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows mobiles are available) 
How to remove your contact details from truecaller?

If your contact details are available on their database, you can rid from their list by submitting truecaller unlist form.

un list remove a number from truecaller database

If the contact details of unknown mobile number are not available on Truecaller, you can try these method. 

2. Using Mobile Number Based Messengers Like WhatsApp:

Nowadays, there are many mobile number based messengers are available like Whatsapp. That is, you should have a mobile number to register on these applications. Here your mobile number is using as your user name (id).

How to find a contact details of an anonymous mobile number using this way:

Add that unknown number to your mobile contact list. Then, Add/Open his messenger (message) page, if he/she is an already registered member, you can see his/her name and photo.

Whatsapp, Line and Wechat are the most popular mobile number based messengers. Kakao Talk, Hike, Cubie ets are also such messengers. Whatsapp has more than 300million active users.

In Whatsapp you have to create a new group and add anonymous number to the group, now if you open group members list or if he/she message anything on group, you can see his/her name on right side of his/her number. Here you should not save his/her number on you phone book.

Example: Now here I am going to find the owner of this number: +91 96 33 377149
  • Save the number to the your contact without any name(it is important)
  • Then create a new group from WhatsApp menu
creating a new group in whatsapp
  • Give any name to the group, I gave 'test'.
  • Next
  • Add that number to the group by browsing contacts
  • Create 
  • Now delete that saved number from your contacts
  • Now open your new group
  • Take the menu => Open Group info
  • Now you can see his name at right side.
Find the contact name of unknown number using whatsapp

Note: The owner of number should have on WhatsApp and he/he should has to set his/her name on WhatsApp's profile name.

3. Using Facebook

You know, nowadays Facebook is the most using and popular social media network among the world. Normally email id is using for creating an account on Facebook. But if you try to create an account from mobile phone, Facebook allow you to create an account using your mobile number instead of email id . If someone create an account on Facebook using mobile number, then you can search such user by mobile number. So this way is also useful to find owner of a mobile number. This way gives you the name, location, job, dob etc of unknown number. 

find facebook user by mobile number

4. Using Twitter

Twitter is the second largest social media network site. Twitter also allow to find people by mobile number. But user can disable this option to find them using their mobile number.

5. Complaint to Police or Cyber Cell

If anyone disturb you or your wife or girlfriend by calling from unknown number, you may go to police station or cyber cell and give a complaint with that mobile number. They will investigate and give you the details of anonymous caller. Don’t try to kid polices by telling lies. This way may be difficult and expensive.

Other Ways:
  • Check on phone number directory. 
  • Call to unknown caller from another anonymous number like an unexpected call, and try to make friendship and find the name and address. Be careful...

               All above ways are for finding the owner name of a unknown number. But how to find someone's phone number using his name and place. Here are some variety tips

  1. Oh. Now I get it.

  2. i want to know some no.'s name.
    if i save a number with some name in my contacts, will the truecaller show me same name?

  3. Whatsapp group trick worked. Thx a lotttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

  4. You said "add that number to the group by browsing contacts" on whatsapp, but how to do that....Please guide me

    1. just press add button to select members to group.. new version has many changes.. but you can still add members from contact by going group info