Whitepages Reverse Lookup Review
Here at shortcodes.org, we offer a reverse phone lookup service of our own entirely for free. That being said, we wanted to take the time to look into some of the other reverse lookup services available out there and give you our review of them individually. The first lookup site that we’ll be reviewing is Whitepages.com.
Right from the start, Whitepages seems to offer four separate services to its users. They have reverse lookups for people (by searching a name), phone numbers, addresses, and businesses. You can navigate to any of the different searches by clicking above the search bar. For simplicity, we’ll be focusing on and reviewing their reverse phone search.
Whitepages touts that they are trusted by over 30 million people every month. That is quite a large amount of traffic to be hitting the site each month. Their homepage also states that they have over 260 million phone numbers, including mobile phones.
Here is a list of information that white pages claim to have available on their site:
- Phone number owner’s name
- Background check information
- Family relatives
- Criminal records info
- Scam/fraud ratings for phone numbers
- Mobile number lookups
- Landline numbers
- Carrier information for all phone numbers
- Phone number owner’s address
- Various different search statistics
- Business details listings
- Information on financial records
As you can see, they seem to have quite an extensive aggregate of information available on their site. I started my search by typing a phone number into the search box on the home page. After hitting enter, I was taken to the listing page for the number. It shows that the type of the number is mobile and also shows the carrier information for the phone number as well.
The Spam/Fraud potential rating for the number appears to be low risk but also gives the option to report spam calls from the number.
Directly under the top section is an advertisement for Whitepages.com Pro premium contact details. Apparently, the phone number owner’s name, other phone numbers, current and previous addresses are all hidden behind a paywall and are unavailable for free.
Under that section is another which shows statistics for the phone number as well as location for the area code of the number. That small amount of information on the number is the only amount that currently appears to be free without a paid subscription plan. Speaking of which, let’s take a look at the pro membership.
Whitepages.com pro has three different payment plans. Contact info plan, full story plan, and the full story one-time plan.
- Contact Info Plan – 20 contact info lookups for $4.99/month.
- Full Story Plan – 20 contact info lookups plus 2 background reports for $14.99/month.
- Full Story One Time Plan – Contact info plus 1 background report for $9.99 one time.
The pricing seems relatively straightforward and actually very feasible given all of the features that come with it. I won’t be purchasing a subscription myself at this time so I will not be able to attest to the accuracy of the info, but I have read some positive reviews online.
All in all, if you are in the market for finding information on who owns a phone number, maybe Whitepages.com could suit your needs. If you’d prefer a free alternative, feel free to continue using shortcodes.org at no cost to you. If we don’t have the number info on our site that you are searching for, we’ll even redirect you to one of the partner sites that we work with that does.