Want to find out more information about a phone number?

August 22, 2009

Do you want to find out more information about a phone number? Then try this site: http://www.numberingplans.com/?page=analysis&sub=phonenr

You won’t get who the number is assigned to (that’s illegal in many countries, including Australia), but you can see it’s general geographic location. For example, I entered a (fake) Australian number and got this information about it:


I already knew from the ‘+61’ it was an Australian number, but the ‘2’ could be anywhere in New South Wales or the Australian Capital Territory. What this site gave me was that it was from the Moree area of NSW.

Handy… I think!

[Link last checked August 2009; thanks to Nick M who alerted me to this site is his comment on an earlier blog post]

One comment

  1. It also tells which carrier controls the number, but if you port the number to a different carrier, it won’t show. I also found that MVNO numbers (like Virgin Mobile) tend to be listed for their parent network (eg Optus).

    Another useful website, Australian specific: http://tinyurl.com/acmanumb ( http://web.acma.gov.au/numb/openAccess/menuInquiry.do ) then take the “search” link.

    It does everything that numberingplans.com does, as well as this: If you put a (single) 1800 or 13* number in, it will tell which network the number has been ported to.

    You can also query a range of numbers (advice: keep it to a 10000 range or less).

    It also handles vacant numbering ranges a lot better.


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