There’s something truly secure about anonymity no matter what platform you are on, as it enables you a certain form of freedom. But when it comes to receiving anonymous phone calls on your mobile, anxiety and curiosity is the only thing that comes attached to it.
There are plenty of reasons why you’d want to find out the location of a specific number you’re receiving messages or phone calls from, and since there are ways to even create virtual phone numbers today, the need for phone number tracker apps is essential.
While accurate location tracking is limited to network carriers and federal agencies you don’t have to be James Bond to find the general location of a phone number. To begin with, all international calls come with their specific Country Code, so you can easily find out the region of the caller.
Additionally, the Google Play Store (APK) is packed with a bunch of apps that not only help you trace phone numbers but also provide location data to triangulate a general location of the caller easily.
How to find the location of origin of a phone number
Well, here are some great Android apps to help you with this.
The reason TruthFinder tops the list is not just glowing reviews it has, but due to the fact that it is one of the most comprehensive backgrounds check apps, you’ll find out there. You start off by signing up for the service, which presents you the ability to search someone as a Person, through a Phone number, look up someone’s Email, and even get information of people based on the Location.
Even with the free version of the TruthFinder app, you can find a surprising amount of detail of a person, including their given name, related contacts and possible relatives, location, email address, and even goes as far out to find out possible registered sex offenders in your neighborhood, so you’re safe at all times. With the premium subscription unlocked, you can find out the social profiles, assets, educational qualifications and so much more from just a person’s name!
Probably one of the most popular phone number tracking apps you’ll ever come across on the Google Play Store, Truecaller has been helping users dodge scammers and spam callers for years and discover unknown callers the easy way. This is essentially a Caller ID app on steroids, which creates a database of users and helps connect the dots across the entire user base to find the name of the caller, their regional location, and more.
You can use Truecaller as you default Phone and SMS app as well, and it will automatically block and reject unsolicited calls and messages. Using the Truecaller Search feature, you can look up a number, find the name associated with it, get their general location such as the Country and State they are in, along with associated details such as their email address as well, and immediately use the Block feature right then and there too.
While the two predecessors on this list offer a wide variety of features apart from caller and location tracking, Reverse Lookup sticks to the basics. The simplified user interface of the app makes it more approachable, while you do get the ability to look up a number directly from your recent calls or use the Manual Entry option to enter the number. Simply copy and paste the number into the search box and hit the Search button to look up the name of the caller, along with their regional location.
From here on, you can choose to Dial the number, Save Contact, Send Future Calls To Voicemail, and even use the Expanded Search Options to further investigate the phone number. There is even a Discussions tab where you can drop in questions or your experience with the caller, and you’ll usually find responses from other users when discussing a common spammer.
Since caller ID and blocking spam callers is a part of the entire communication category, most of the call tracking apps you’ll find out there tend to take over the call logs and messages as well. Showcaller is one such app that gives you a better way to find out who’s calling you from a phone number you may not have saved in your contacts, notifies you about a spam call right away so you don’t even have to bother picking it up.
This caller ID app comes with a separate Search section to help you find details of a contact based on their name or the phone number from their massive directory of over 4 billion contacts. Directly using the contact screen, you can choose to Save the contact, Block and Report it, and even find the location of the number. Showcaller even offers you an entire Comments section to help other users stay away from potential spammers.
Similar to the Truecaller app that maintains a directory of users to help find numbers and root out spam callers, Whoscall also offers a built-in SMS and Phone app that can take over the stock apps to help you manage unknown callers more efficiently. After comparing it with the others, we did notice that Whoscall was not that great at discovering the identity of personal contacts, but was more than efficient at finding work/commercial contact numbers. This call tracking service can not only help you easily find the identity of the caller, but pinpoint the location, offer opening/closing hours for public stores, and even find community-based reports for the listing.
Which of these phone number tracker apps do you recommend to easily grab the location data of a contact, or do you have a better one up your sleeve? Be sure to mention it in the comments below and we’ll be sure to test it out.