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Ten Ways to Find a Phone Number on the Web
As of 2010, Google's phone book feature has been officially retired. Both the phonebook: and the rphonebook: search operator have both been dropped. The reasoning behind this, according to Google's representatives, is that they were receiving too many "remove me" requests from people who were unpleasantly surprised to find their personal information publicly searchable in Google's index. Many people were sending in requests for information removal via this link: Google PhoneBook Name Removal, which removes information from residential listings.

Does this mean you can no longer use Google to find a phone number? Absolutely not! You can still utilize Google to track down a phone number and address, but you will need a bit more information in order to do so. You will need the person's full name and the zip code where they reside:

joe smith, 10001

Typing in this simple search query will (hopefully) return phonebook results: name, address, and phone number.

More ways you can find a phone number

  • Use the Web as a Phone Book: There are many ways you can use the Web as your own personal phone book, including social networking services, different search engines, and specialized directories.
  • Five Ways to Track a Cell Phone Number: Because most cell phone numbers are unlisted in any phone directory, they can be trickier to find. However, there are some tricks you can do to uncover where these numbers might be lurking online.
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