No, using a simple online search to look up the owner of a cell phone number is not going to be the key to your future happiness. It's not going to spawn world peace, slow global warming, or boost the economy. But using the reverse cell phone search capabilities now available online can make your life a little more convenient by helping you resolve some of those minor irritations that drain you during a long, hard day. For example, have you ever wanted to reunite with a beloved friend from high school or college, but have no idea where they are or what they're doing? Where do you even start? Some people have spent hundreds of dollars or more hiring a private investigator to locate someone using the shreds of evidence they still have at their disposal. But this may not be necessary.
Well, if they still have the same cell phone number, (which is more and more common these days, since numbers have become portable between carriers), you can look it up online and obtain an up-to-date address and other important facts about the person you are searching for. Have you ever run across an unknown cell phone number that keeps appearing on your bill, or pops up on your phone? Understandably, you may not want to just pick up an unknown number and start talking without knowing who is on the other end. Likewise, you don't want to pay anything extra on your bill without verifying it is a legitimate charge.
A few minutes online will tell you who is calling and may even give you some clues as to why. Now you can either pick up the call with confidence, or ignore it with peace of mind! You can use the information that you obtained to successfully dispute a charge, or you can pay it knowing exactly what it's for. Or, have you ever jotted down a number quickly, stuffed it in your pocket, then promptly forgotten about it? How embarrassing it would be to call that number cold and have to begin the conversation by saying, "Who am I calling?"
Maybe it's a job offer, or a hot date! Maybe the first impression is the only one you'll have a chance to make! It would be much more effective to know who you're calling first. To accomplish this, perform a quick reverse cell phone lookup and let it jog your memory regarding who gave you the number and why. This way, you can prepare yourself for the conversation and enjoy it! In all these cases, small conveniences help you to lower your stress level, and boost your self-confidence, opening the way for a more enjoyable experience and more fun.
Source CMT Music Awards 2012