Welcome to Phone Search Central's
Library of Free UK Searches, Links & Resources:
The UK telephone related references and links listed below are provided free of charge and are an excellent resource for locating, gathering and/or confirming
information regarding a given subject in the United Kingdom. All of the below referenced searches rely on publicly available information
and are for research purposes only. Phone Search Central also offers guaranteed accurate telephone number investigations in the UK, so
should the below mentioned free UK phone search links & tools not assist you, please don't hesitate to inquire about our guaranteed
accurate UK mobile, UK address and UK phone number searches.
UK Landline Telephone Related Links & Tools:
UK landline phone numbers all start with 01XXX or 02XXX and are 11 digits long.
British Telecom is the main service provider in the United Kingdom for landline telephone service.
As such, the BT Whitepages are often
times the best place to turn to for information regarding landline numbers. You can search the BT White Pages online with as little
as a surname and partial postal code.
Numberway has a fantastic repository of UK white pages, UK yellow pages, UK person searches and
UK business searches.
Wikipedia's entry on the UK Telephone Numbering Scheme is a another great
resource for those unfamiliar with UK telephone numbers. Details include the format of the geographic numbering scheme present in all
landline telephone numbers throughout the United Kingdom.
UK Mobile Phone Related Links & Tools:
UK mobile numbers all start with 07XXX XXX XXX and are 11 digits long.
UK Telephone Code Locator offers you the availability to find out what carrier owns a given prefix. (ie: Orange Mobile, O2 Mobile,
Vodafone Mobile, Three Mobile, Virgin Mobile, etc.) This website simply archives the information provided by The Office Of Communications
(Ofcom) and the same information can also be viewed online on our website here or downloaded from ofcom's website in XLS format.
The above mentioned data from Ofcom will not be able to tell you if a number was ported or if you are dealing with an MVNO.
Typically when you call a UK mobile number, the voicemail will announce the carrier in question, ie: "You have reached the Vodafone Voicemail
of..." Knowing what carrier that the number you are dealing with is operating off of is a very helpful piece of information to have if you are reporting a nuisance call to the police or to your local telephone provider. In the event of a life threatening or extreme situation wherein time is of the essence and you need to contact the police in regards to a specific mobile number,
it is not necessary, but it will typically help greatly if you are aware of the carrier that the offending number is operating off of. If you are having difficulty locating the carrier for a given mobile number, please don't hesitate to let us know.
Some common Mobile Virtual Network Operators include:
BT Mobile is a Vodafone MVNO.
Virgin Mobile is a T-Mobile MVNO.
Kingston Mobile is an O2 MVNO.
Tesco Mobile is an O2 MVNO.
ASDA Mobile is a Vodafone MVNO.
Talk Mobile is a Vodafone MVNO.
Family Mobile is a T-Mobile MVNO.
MVNOlist.com is also a great resource for learning about Mobile Virtual Network Operators.
You can also send e-mail directly to any mobile phone number (for free) through a computer by utilizing a mobile carrier's SMS text messanging feature. Further
details regarding how to send a free e-mail to any UK or US based mobile number can be found here.
(This search may be useful if you wish to communicate a message to a specific mobile phone user but they are not picking up their handset.)
A Note From the Staff of Phone Search Central Regarding Online Phone Number Lookups:
There are many websites out there that often offer to provide free mobile number and unlisted landline directories for a small fee. It has been our experience,
and the experience of numerous customers who have come to us from other companies that offer such services, that virtually all of the
businesses that rely on databases for their information do not provide guaranteed accurate real time information. (If you
read the fine print, you'll often find that a lot of these inexpensive UK mobile number search business are actually operating databases wherein
a given mobile number owner would have to opt in to that specific company's database, and submit their own information to said company in order for
your search to locate any information! Unfortunately in the real world, people who are attempting to disguise their identity behind a telephone number will typically
not up and decide to submit their personal information to various pay-for-membership UK Mobile Number Search websites.)
Furthermore, in regards to inexpensive online mobile number database queries: it is a violation of the Data Protection Act to amass and create
databases of nonpublished
UK mobile number owner information, so if such databases were able to archive millions and millions of UK mobile number subscribers,
they would not be able to be in business. Conversly, Phone Search Central has your privacy and the privacy of your search details in the forefront of our minds. We do not store
your payment information, your personal information or any information related to your telephone search.
Phone Search Central provides professional UK mobile and landline phone searches by utilizing real Private Investigators throughout the United Kingdom.
are very few businesses in the UK that have the extensive network of professional Telephone Investigators that we do at Phone Search Central,
so we urge caution when ordering any phone search over the internet and remitting payment. Our best advice is to go with a company that
guarantees their results, spells out exactly what you will receive for your money and offers a "no-hit/no-fee" policy.
UK Address Related Links & Tools:
Royal Mail can help you locate a post code from an address, confirm an address is valid as well as search possible addresses
located within a given postal code.
People Tracer offers UK Electoral Roll Searches. Unfortunately, it is a pay per use database, and offers no guarantees that they have
records pertaining to your subject. It can however be a very useful resource if you are aware of it's inherent limitations.
MISC UK Telephone and People Related Resources:
SayNOto0870.com is fantastic resource for locating direct landline and toll free numbers for businesses throughout the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom's National Archive is available to you for death records, birth records, marriage records, divorce records,
citizenship records and census records:
Her Majesty's Courts Servics (HMCS) contains a wide range of information and documentation, including small claims, divorce proceedings, civil partnership dissolution, adoption, wills and probate.
The United Kingdom's Criminal Records Bureau is also available to do CRB checks; however, you must first register and be deemed to be an eligible business.
Black Sheep Ancestors, although only useful for locating dated ancestor information, the Black Sheep Ancestors' website provides detailed prison records, court
records and execution records dating all the way back to the 1700's.
The National Archves of Scotland is the Scottish repository
for all official records relating to Scotland, including a variety of
important public documents. NAS holds records relating to crimes and criminals in Scotland, including prison registers and court records.
This collection of free resources is always being expanded upon, and we are always grateful for any user contributed links, tools, resources
or online search queries. Should you have any resources you'd wish us to add to our collection of free searches, please let us know.