Get your head out of the old phone book and figure out how to go online to find a person’s phone number

Get your head out of the old phone book and figure out how to go online to find a person’s phone number

Q: How do I get a phone quantity for a member of the family? I stay in one other county that doesn’t listing Harford County, Md., phone numbers and my deal with guide was misplaced within the transfer, so I’m having actual issues since I can not contact my sons and different members of the family and associates. ~ Elaine Dodd

Tech+ Elaine, you’ve acquired to go surfing. Power your self to discover the web, use Google or Bing to look and even contemplate voice-activated choices like Amazon’s Alexa. When you may strive dialing 411, which nonetheless offers listing help for a charge, the outdated lifestyle will not be coming again.

In fact, trying to find an individual’s cellphone quantity is a bit difficult on-line with the wealth of data on the market. That’s the place I may help information you. If typing in that particular person’s title and metropolis doesn’t pull up the particular person, there are extra strategic methods to discover a quantity.

In Maryland’s Harford County, Verizon is the native phone service supplier, in response to the county’s official web page. And by looking for “Verizon 411 listing,” that brings us to details about Verizon’s white pages, which — to all of the youthful people on the market — was one of the best ways to search for residential cellphone numbers final century.

Verizon’s white pages —  at verizon.com/whitepages — take me to Dexpages.com, an enormous useful resource of cellphone numbers. I wrote about Dexpages earlier than as a result of CenturyLink, Denver’s main phone service, additionally offers its buyer information to them. Learn deeper into how your cellphone quantity will get into Dexpages from this earlier Tech+ Q&A: Essentially the most correct option to discover an individual’s cellphone quantity and residential deal with? The cellphone guide.

At Dexpages, you’ll be able to seek for individuals nationwide by ZIP code to drag up the precise printed white web page. There are caveats to this. The particular person should have landline phone service with one of many main suppliers (CenturyLink or Verizon, for instance). Cell providers aren’t as prepared to promote such buyer information. And the particular person should not have paid to be unlisted. Nowadays you might discover extra individuals lacking from these once-useful white pages as a result of fewer individuals pay for landline service.

Utilizing these assets will get you nearer to discovering the cellphone numbers of members of the family. However hopefully your sons have been preserving tabs on you in order that they know easy methods to attain you themselves — and have already got.

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