SearchBug offers several ways to find the name behind a phone number. The APIs access different data sources and may return address and other information. Please see service descriptions below. We also offer custom APIs
to suite your needs.
API – Name from Phone
- Use this API to obtain Name of the Current Owner for the phone number from the most advanced up-to-date sources available online.
- Think of it as a Caller ID. The name is returned in one field, which is up to 15 characters long.
- Name Examples: BROWN STEPHANIE, WILLIAMS JENNIF, PIZZA HUT, CENTURY BUICK.
- The API works for US and Canadian landline and cell phone number, but does not return results for Toll free and 1-900 numbers.
- Unlisted and blocked phone numbers may not return the name.
- Typical success rate is 70%.
- Cost is $0.10 per hit. No charge if name is not found.
- Output examples: XML | JSON
API – Reverse Phone Search
- Use this API to obtain last reported name and address for a phone number.
- Multiple business and people directories and databases are searched, including Yellow Pages, Published Phone Directories, Public Records and Unlisted Phone Number sources.
- The API is most successful for US landline phone numbers, including toll free numbers. Cell phone number coverage is low. Canadian phone numbers typically return just name, but nor address.
- Cost is $0.25 per hit. No charge if name is not found.
- Output examples: XML | JSON
API – Cell Phone Trace
- Obtain hard to find name and address for the cell phone number from Premium Cell Phone Databases
- Address may not be available for all records.
- This API is for US cell phones only.
- Cost is $1.00 per hit. No charge if name is not found.
- See XML output example
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- To use an API you need to sign up for a SearchBug account and select a Prepaid Payment Plan. New customer accounts are activated by customer support the same or next business day.
- With Prepaid Plan, the cost of each API Query is deducted from the established account balance. If noted, you are only charged for a Hit (when information is found).
- Prepaid accounts are automatically recharged when your funds runs low.
- You can select any prepaid amount from $10 to $1,000. If you are just testing the system, select the $10 prepaid account. Your credit card will be charged $10 and you can implement testing.
- When you ramp up or finish testing, we suggest you increase your prepaid account amount to avoid multiple small charges. If you plan to spend $250 per month on searches, use the $250 prepaid amount instead of having 25 charges of $10 each.
- Prepaid amounts never expire. If you decide to stop using the service, you can simply request all unused funds be credited back to your card.
- Once you signed up for a prepaid plan, come back to this page to download the API Documentation