How to find a phone number from name, city and state.

How to find a phone number from name, city and state.

This is a very common question and thought I would review and explain here. The question comes in many forms but one of the most common types of requests is:

QUESTION: If I provide you with someone’s name, city and state can you get me a valid phone number? Most of the other sites I’ve tried provide old numbers and what is the cost?

The simple answer is, yes, our investigators can do this for you. However, let me explain.

One of the reasons other sites provide old numbers is because people move and change phone numbers and most other find phone number services use flat file databases or old phone books and cross reference additional information found and make best guesses based on computer algorithms. Those are only as good as the database or people programming the algorithms.

If you are looking for a valid land line phone number that is attached to a physical address but don’t have the address, and all you have is the name, city and state you can do a find address and phone number search.This is a professional search performed by a human private investigator so you get a real address and phone number.

Now keep in mind that not everyone has a land line phone these days and many people only use cell phones. So the above search may only produce an address. Also, if the person you are looking for has a common name and you only have city and state it may not be successful.

If you wish to locate someone’s cell phone number please review our cell phone number lookup search (note that this search requires a previous or recent address). So if you don’t have any address you may want to do some research yourself and locate an address first.

You have several options to try and locate an address:
We have a few self service people search tools which you can review.

  1. Individual and Free People Finder Tools
  2. Unlimited People Search Access
  3. Free People Search by name and state


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Noah Wieder is CEO of SearchBug, Inc. and the founder of Best People Search. offers a Free People Finder and Company Search as well as Data Scrubbing Services. is a private investigator portal and Information Retrieval Services web site where investigators offer searches to businesses and individuals with specific search needs.