For many people the concept of easily tracking the exact location of an incoming phone call and learning a wide range of information about an individual may seem like a Hollywood gimmick to give the “good guys” a leg up in a scene, yet in all reality this is very much real – and very much doable from the comfort of your own home. Thanks to the widespread development of the internet today and the interconnecting of numerous information databases people can now track any phone number to find out where it originates from as well as other information about the caller that may be on file.
Somewhat like an all-accessible White Who Called Me from This Phone Number? Pages in reverse, phone tracking works by scanning a number of registries of both cell phones and land lines for a designated phone number and cross-referencing it with other relevant databases for caller information in order to provide searchers with not only a name but a location and other important information related to who may be on the other end of the line.
Combined with caller ID in order to easily identify incoming phone call numbers this information can be used by call recipients to research who may be attempting to contact them, day or night, and can be done for free thanks to websites offering tracking services for consumer use. This is particularly useful for those who may regularly receive unwanted calls throughout the course of a day (or night) and respond appropriately to any unwarranted (or even illegal) solicitations.