Communication is the key to surviving well in this big, wide world. Along with that, you need contacts. Where will you get them? The White Pages, of course. If you are a regular user of the Internet, getting access to free white pages should be a very easy matter for you. There are several free white pages which are available all across the internet. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for someone’s address or phone number, or doing a reverse search using their address or phone number, the white pages will provide you with all the details online.
This article is mostly targeted at the uninitiated. For all those people out there who are not a regular user of the World Wide Web, we understand that it may be tad difficult for you to get access to the white pages. So, this will serve as a guide to all the free and searchable white pages, and will teach you other tricks and techniques so that you can quickly find the number, person or address you want easily.
In the United States of America, pages blanches offer all kinds of services like searching for a person’s phone number and address, or doing a reverse search with the address or phone number. For a free search, all you need is the last name coupled with the zip or city code. The results which you will get will include the phone number and full address. You may sometimes also get extra details like a street map.
A similar service like the one available in USA is available in Canada. The only difference lies in the colour tones and the ads.
England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland:
A fast search is provided by BT. In this case you need to provide the person’s last name and the town he/she lives in. In this case too, the results you will get will come with the full address and a map pointing to the location of that address.
A well-kept directory is maintained by Numberway. It keeps a track of all the international white pages. For each and every country, you will get several options for selecting the appropriate phone book. If you are not able to find something there, high chance there is no existence of that.
Which browser do you use? This question is important because if you are a Firefox user, and you are in the need of regularly searching phone numbers, then you can make use of a special toolbar. Add the people search toolbar. This will make sure you can search someone up directly from your browser home page. You can perform reverse lookups and white pages, both through this toolbar. After you install it, you need not do anything more. The rest will be taken care of by this intelligent toolbar. And most importantly, this is free.
Apart from all this, if you want to do a simple search you can simply use Google, the master of all search engines out there. Any kind of free white pages information can be found in Google, however this service at present, is limited to the USA region only. The rest of the world cannot make use of this.
Type in the person’s name and the city he/she lives in Google. The results will appear at the very top of the results list. If you want the best results (of course you want them), the best way is to provide the person’s name, last name and the city he/she lives in. Even if you do not know the full name of the person, because that happens a lot, the initials of the person will also do the job. If you do not know the name of the city, put in the area or at least the zip code. That also works. Put all these in to the search box and the results will be displayed in front of you. Now, if you want to do a reverse lookup in Google, that requires the area code and the phone number of the person you are searching for.
This service is also provided by Yahoo, and that is also limited to the USA region. In Yahoo, you can also do an email search in addition to the reverse lookup.