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How-To Identify Determine Mobile Cell Phone Carrier Service Provider - Cell Number Landline 2014

How-To Identify Determine Mobile Cell Phone Carrier Service Provider - Cell Number Landline 2014

The topic of identifying a telephone number's SMS Gateways for free is a fairly easy topic to cover.
The results from finding out the Current Service Provider are fairly accurate.
Granted that the owner of the telephone number did not, 'Take the number to a new Service Provider', they are in the 90th percentile of accuracy.
The best part about these searches are that they are free to use. I will go into further details on these below.

Where Searching Mobile Cell Phone Carrier Service Providers gets Tricky and Expensive.
In the case that the owner has changed his or her service provider, the above mentioned methods will not work.
They data bases that they use Only Return the Original Service Provider information.
To find out what the New Service provider is for determining which SMS Gateway to use you will have to use a Paid Service.
The Paid Services charge a fee per search. Those fees can add up fast. Additionally if it is absolutely critical to have this data in its highest accuracies it would be best to Subscribe to a SMS Gateway Provider. Due to this topics focus on Free Look Ups, I will not be providing those links in this article. A new article will be written for that topic soon. Until then, a simple Google search can get you pointed in the right direction.


Choose a link from the Resources section. My Favorite is . It is very simple to use.
The results are above 80% accurate also. Then you have the data that you need to determine witch SMS Gateway to use with the directions for Making Free Calls and Text messaging with a Tracfone. Enjoy and have fun tricking your friends with goofy messages and such.

Warning & Disclaimer

Beware that this is not an absolutely anonymous method of sending messages. There is data stored and is accessible by law enforcement entities in the case that a crime reported and that data can and will then be reviewed for criminal conduct. This site is not responsible for and does not promote any indecent behavior in anyway.

-Free Phone Number and Service Provider Look Up
Search for USA/Canadian telephone numbers
Search by Number, City, or Zip Codes.
Search international telephone numbers
Search by Number, and Country.
Gives you location and carrier and type of phone (land line or cellular/mobile)
Data24-7 offers an API for looking up the carrier for wireless phone numbers.
It also returns the email addresses to send SMS and MMS messages to the phone.
It's not free, it's $12 per month and $0.006 per lookup.

Additional Cell Phone Information

API in Ruby
A person wrote an API in Ruby that interfaces with the aforementioned --> Ruby Gem page --> Github Source

You can use it to get a few fields of data that relate to a cell phone number, but to determine carrier, do this.
require 'FoneFinder'
myPhoneNumber ="123-456-7890")
puts myPhoneNumber.carrier

Note: They don't handle ports. I went direct to their site and entered my cell, which I changed providers for over a decade ago. They still show the original carrier
How Cell Phones Work

Additional SMS Gateway Resources


Edited by user Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:58:05 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified


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