aNewDomain.net – My smartphone has a long list of contacts. It’s rare event for me to receive a call from someone not in that list. When I do, though, it can be a bit frustrating. I almost never answer the phone if the call shows up with some unknown number. While some might say I screen my calls, I’m just reserved in my phone habits. Thanks to the Internet, there are many different ways to look up a caller ID. This is easy with a computer, but from a phone, the copying and pasting of phone numbers can be cumbersome. That’s why my Freeware Pick today is esMobile’s Reverse Lookup.
Reverse Lookup is a simple Android app that does just what it says – provide a reverse lookup on the caller ID entries in your call log. From within the app you can perform the lookups on incoming or outgoing calls. While the app can’t pull data on mobile phone numbers, it does a fantastic job on tracking down the numbers that Google seems to know nothing about. It routinely tells me everything I need to know about a number. For example, that call I missed came from a call center at Verizon Wireless or my insurance company. This information is extremely helpful when the number doesn’t accept incoming calls or the caller didn’t leave a voice mail.
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I’ve used it for years on multiple versions of Android and found it to be stable and lightweight. It is ad-supported, but the ads don’t get in the way of the program. Of course, if you like the app but hate the ads, you can shell out $1.99 to buy the app. Unfortunately, there is no version for iOS. Every Android phone should have Reverse Lookup.
Do you have a better option for doing reverse phone number lookups? How about one that works on other mobile platforms? If you do, or just have comments, leave them in the comments below.
Download Reverse Lookup from Google Play.
Based in Vermont, Jeremy Lesniak is managing editor at aNewDomain.net and founder of Vermont Computing, Inc. Follow him @jlesniak or email him email@example.com.