What are Reverse Toll Free Lookups?

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If you feel a bit fuzzy in your understanding of toll free numbers, how they work, how to search for them, and other related information, you're not alone. Toll free numbers by their nature can be very confusing, especially when it comes to the way that they represent them on a Caller ID.

Even if you subscribe to a service that would normally provide you with the name of the caller along with the telephone number, the odds are that the name will come up as "Unknown Caller" on your Caller ID if a toll number is calling. Fortunately, though, you do not have to continue living with the mystery of who has called. There are reverse toll free lookups that you can use to find out who has been calling you when you were not home or when you simply did not pick up to find out.

The first step to using a reverse toll free lookup is to make sure that you are indeed dealing with a toll free number and that you have the whole thing before you make your search. A toll free number has, instead of an area code, one of four different three-digit numbers: 800, 866, 877, and 888. When a number that includes those numbers as its area code appears on your Caller ID, you can be Assured that it is a toll free number.

Next, you need to find a good quality reverse toll free reverse phone number site to help you discover to whatever the numbers belong. Armed with this reputable site, you're ready to plug in the full number, including the first three digits that you used to identify it as a toll free number.

If your search is successful, you'll be provided with the relevant information associated with that toll free number, such as its business name and address. Often, you'll find that the telephone number that made the call is associated with – or is for a company that was represented by – a telemarketing company. Therefore, you'll know that you did not miss an important call. However, if you are receiving constant calls from this number, you'll have the information you require to call the company back and request that they take you off their calling list. Should they not complain, you'll be armed with the information you need to make an official report to the FCC.

Source by Terry Taggert