Nothing can be more irritating than getting a bunch of phone calls from a number that you do not recognize. Many years ago you would not be able to see the number that had called you and you would have to rely on the person leaving you a message on your answering machine.
Then came the age of caller ID, this was a helpful service that allowed you to see the telephone number of the person calling you, although if you called the phone number back only to receive a generic message, or no answer at all; you still had no idea who was calling you. Now there is an additional service out there that allows you to figure out information on the person that is calling you by doing a reverse phone search on the number.
There are a lot of web sites on the Internet that allow you to put a number used for any number into a search box and pull up information on the number including the person's name and address. This can help you determine who it is that's trying to get in contact with you and determine what the phone call was in regards to. You will have a better chance of finding out information if the number belong to a land line rather than a cell phone.
When you perform a reverse phone search for a number which is a land line you will be able to pull up the information on the person that called you easier if they are listed in the phone book. If they are not listed then the search will generally result in you obtaining information such as the city and service provider.
You will get an option to pay a fee which will then allow you to reverse lookup cell phone numbers such as name, address and other information about the numbers owner declined from public records.