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National Cellular Directory FAQ's

Why do I have to enter my cell phone number?

We have recently changed our website in order to provide better service to our users. We are no longer an "opt-in" directory but instead a Premium cell phone lookup directory. Therefore, there is no need for you to enter your cell phone number.

Why is it free to search cell phone numbers?

National Cellular Directory is a FREE cellular phone directory/reverse cell phone directory because we feel that there should be a way to lookup a cell phone number without having to pay for it. That is why we created the Happy Hour. Happy Hour happens for 1 hour each day and is a time where our users can lookup cell phone numbers absolutely free! You can learn more about Happy Hour here.

Will my cell number be given out to any 3rd parties or "lists"?

Since we are no longer an "opt-in" directory we do not require our users to enter their cell phone number when registering.

Why can't I find cell phone numbers?

The reason your friends number may not be showing up is because he/she has not yet entered their name and cell phone number into our cell directory or they have not elected to opt-in. National Cellular Directory is a voluntary cell phone directory where members enter there own names and cell numbers into our secure database. This is why we ask you that you enter your own name and number - so your friends can find you.

Why there should be a free cell phone directory?

The decision to have U.S. Free Cell Phone Directory is a very touchy and controversial topic. While there are many against this type of directory there are also many supporters in favor of a U.S. cell phone directory. With the exponential growth and popularity of cell phones it is going to become more and more difficult to keep track of family and friends cell phone numbers. Of course most cell phones have a built in phone book to store and find personal cell numbers but there comes a time when a this directory would come in handy. Say you need to get a hold of a neighbor, or your child's friend, or your child's friends parents, or a co-worker. Times like this is when it would nice to have a free phone directory where you could trace cell phone numbers free. Also, how many times have you received a phone call from a number that you didn't know? This has happens all the time and unless you have the number in your cell phone you more then likely will not know who is calling you. This is when a free reverse cell phone directory would come in handy. A reverse cell phone directory is a directory where you enter the cell phone number in the database and it tells you the name associated with that cell phone number.

Why the opponents oppose a this type of directory?

They don't want the public to have access to their mobile phone numbers. They want their cell numbers and related information to remain private.

They are afraid that telemarketers will get a hold of there cell numbers from a directory that is free. This is a major concern for cell phone subscribers as most know who annoying telemarketers can be.

The fear of other personal information being available to the public. If cell phone numbers are to be made public many of opponents believe that other personal information will also become public.

Why do the supporters see a need for a directory that is free?

Many supporters believe that more and more people are using there cell phones as there primary home phone. As this trend increases it will become more difficult to find family and friends cellular numbers. Just as there are the local phone books for landline phones they believe there should also be a free phone number directory for cellular phones.

They see a great need for a free reverse cell phone directory. For all of those unknown phone numbers we get a free reverse cell phone directory would be great so we could find out who is calling us.

People keep changing their cell numbers and it is hard to keep track of all of these mobile number changes. Even though it is now possible to keep your cellular number no matter what carrier you are with, people still change their numbers in order to get a local phone number.

How to trace cell phone numbers free?

Finding a way to trace cell phone numbers free can be a very daunting and expensive task. With the overwhelming growth of cell phone use now days, many people are becoming more and more reliable on their cell phone. Also, many cell phone users are canceling their landline phone service and using their cell phone as their home phone. With the continued growth of cell phones and their functionality, the use to lookup cell phone numbers becomes greater and greater. So, the question is: how does one search cell phone numbers?

There are many different websites on the internet where you can search for someone's phone number (whether its cell or landline). Some of the sites include:,, etc. But with many of these sites you have to pay to lookup cell phone numbers. Also many of these websites do not have the most current cell phone information or simply do not have a big enough list of cell phone numbers for a search to be effective. Other cell phone number websites offer a free search such as but these type of cell phone directory sites either again don't have a big enough database of cell phone numbers or cover too wide of geographical area for searches to be effective.

At National Cellular Directory we focus on one geographical area (the US) and have one of the most (if not the most) comprehensive database of cell phone numbers available. You can search cell phone numbers as many times as you would like at no cost. The only thing we ask is that you enter your cell phone number in our free cell phone directory so we can make one of the biggest cell phone number directories even bigger!