How To Trace Mobile Numbers in India

Mobile User Annoyed by Unknown CallerUpdate: How to trace any number in the world, including India!

With rapid growth in mobile phone subscribers in India and low call rates, most calls we receive on our mobile are from other mobiles. At the same time, to cater increasing user-base most operators come up with new series everyday which makes remembering a cell number increasingly hard. Also sometime we just want to trace a mobile number for reasons like unknown number in miss call list, to get hint of callers permanent location (sounds unlikely, I know…), etc.

But if you have a look at this wiki page, you can certainly trace any mobile number up-to the level of its mobile operator and state (or zone) that’s too using first 4-digit only. It (wiki page) lists all mobile number series in nice tabular manner categorizing them according to mobile operator and state (or zone).

Like other wiki pages, this wiki is also updated regularly and provides you with latest information. I have never been disappointed by it and I am using it for over a year.

If you prefer simpler interface where you can just enter your cell number and get the desired information, you can try Numbering Plans (read full review here)

Link: Mobile telephone numbering in India

Related: How to trace any number in the world, including India!

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159 Comments…

  1. @Rahul
    The Wiki Page is really cool!!
    Never knew Wiki could be so useful :)

  2. kindly how to findout any gsm number and location through the internet and also address

  3. Thanks a lot for this wiki page link. I have developed a mobile phone tracer using that info. You can see it here

  4. Rahul , u made a very gud stuff , dude
    its really amazing
    thnk u so muchhh

  5. i really need this method

  6. plz tell me one website to track a person to city

  7. it not good bicause i can not know all detials about mobile number

  8. Is there any software or any procedure to trace a call parellally while others are using. I mean…. When my friend recieves a phone call, immediately an alert should come to mobile and I should also be able to listen the conversation of the same. If my friend recieves any SMS, I should also recieve a copy of the same. But he should not be able to know that I’m doing all this…
    What to do??? Is there any procedure for this???
    If any one knows about the same, Pls let me know.

  9. any one help me to find last one day calls on any mobile no?how i can find… i need because i think my gf is cheating with me..

  10. these are good website for location of the cell no.,But I want a website by which I can trace name and address also of the owner.
    If anybody have any website name which can fullfil my requirment then PLEASE send me.

  11. Hi i m Nikhil. this is really cool. i want 2 add this application on my webpage. anyone can tell me how can i pur on my personal blog nd webpage. give me this rss code of this application

    • @Nikhil
      If you know PHP, create a CURL script to use existing service or use wikipedia mobile number table to create everything from scratch.

  12. Very useful stuff,lot of thanks

  13. hi to everybody..

    can any one tell me how to find name & address with specific mobile number??

  14. vikas singhania May 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks for info.. and glad to visit your site………….thanks again.

  15. hey can any1 lemme know how can i know the list of calls made by my friend in last 15 days?

  16. this really random guy who has my no. has been calling me up and i know he lives in delhi but i wanna know where..
    like, in NFC or gk or whatever….
    any software.. links….anything
    please :(

    • @Avinash
      Its not possible with any online tool like above.

      @Simran
      This tool can’t provide more details.
      But you can contact legal authorities if you are having too much problem from that number.

  17. THATS COOL.
    WELL is there any website which can give me the live data where the cell phone is present, which locality.

  18. how to trace the mobile no with name and location……..in india
    pls help…

    thanx
    karan gihar

  19. i need to know under which tower a particular mobile number is…from which tower its getting its signal

  20. The first four digits of the Mobile number is called MSC code.
    MSC stands for Mobile Switching Centre which is the equivalent of a Exchange in Fixedline.
    Telecom Authority allocates MSC to each operator according to their requirements.
    TRAI releases the MSC codes list which can be downloaded by all from the trai website http://trai.gov.in

    The last time i downloaded is of list updated till Jan 2009.

    @ NVD,shika

    This is not possible without reading VLR (Variable Location Register) of that particular mobile number maintained by the Operator.No operator (as of now) gives out this info to public,
    and in future too i doubt will not be available.

    @ karan gihar

    If you want to know name and original(registered) address you cannot get it as of now.But wait there is some good news….
    TRAI is considering releasing a directory of mobile numebrs similar to what we have for Fixedline,but its still under consideration and only GOD knows when we will have it.

  21. but what i do when i want full information about sim user ……….and how i can find my lost phone…..i know only the imei no of my phone….:(…………please somebody tell me please….please….please….please….please….please….please….please….please….please….please….please….please…. any body can tell me how i can find my phone……please i’m in very bad condition… :(

    please send me mail on jatin.dhiman@yahoo.com…………..i will be very thankfull if you help me……………

  22. @ jatin

    What do you mean by sim user ?

    You can find your lost phone only if it has some tracker in it, either built in like those in samsung or some tracker software manually installed in the phone. Else you cannot track, you can only inform your network service provider like Airtel, BSNL that you have lost your mobile and ask them to block your sim card and add your IMEI to EIR (Equipment Identity Register) which is a black list of IMEI of lost/stolen phones. This prevents your phone from being used in the network and telco can track if they wish to, but what they do is upto them. I have never heard someone getting back their phone after being lsot/stolen and being blocked.
    Even if your phone’s IMEI is added to the block list, its valid atmost throughout the country only and the phone can still be safely used outside the home country. Also nowadays there are special software which can help to change the IMEI too.

  23. Isn’t there any we which will show personal details of any number?

  24. hii, can any one send me a link from where i can download mobile tracking software andpls tellmehow to install it in Motorola L7. i heard that this software is available in Samsung handset

  25. how to find the name of the person form the cell number ??????????

  26. @Prasannan
    Well yes i did get my lost phone back.
    Here are a few tips that one should follow in case of loosing a cell phone.
    1)Never ever throw away your cell phone box the IMEi no. of your phone is written on it,.
    2) In case of theft/misplacing of ur phone , one should straight away lodge a FIR in which one should provide the necessary details such as make of handset IMEI no, etc etc.
    3)One should stay in touch with the authorities involved .

    I had lost my HTC TyTnII and i was lucky to get that back even though it was after 8 months.

  27. it was a good stuuff done by you…….what i do when i want the person name also

  28. i want to know recent number if i know old number

  29. grt stuff . it locates caller’s region i.e. state. Can any website or software locate the city from where caller is calling ??
    plz help !!!

  30. @Prannoy

    I am very glad you got your valuable HTC back, but still the chances of recovery are slim. But we can take some precautions like installing some kind of tracking software, and keeping the box to preserve IMEI as you said and last but not least get another dummy sim(now a days you can get one for free or as low as Rs.10-15) and backup all your contacts. In case of theft/lost you can take necessery actions.
    Also 8 months is too long a time to wait. Many would have bought another phone, atleast an inexpensive model. Didn’t you ?

    @viplav, aeran

    As of now there is no sure fire way to know the name or any personal details from the mobile number.
    One thing you can try is google the number, targeting social networks like facebook,orkut etc…
    The Indian Govt is planning on releasing a unified directory of mobile numbers and landline numbers, but the bad news is that mobile numbers will be included only upon request from the subscriber, unlike autolisting of fixedline numbers.

    @kumar ranjan

    Could you be more clear please.
    If you meant the subscriber has changed his/her mobile number and want to know the new number when you know the old number. Its not always possible. Its simply his/her choice to change the mobile number and he/she might have even switched operators. And the operator cannot, need not and even should not keep track of number changes.

    @sachin

    In simple terms No, there is no website or software which can provide this info.
    To get a better idea of how this works, read “How about Real Time Location Tracking ?” part of my post here @
    http://www.devilsworkshop.org/how-to-trace-any-phone-number-in-the-world/

  31. hi,
    There is any portal to locate the mobile number………….?

  32. that is good
    thanks

  33. plz tell me how can i locate exactly where ,at what place is the particular nu at present
    n also
    Is there any software or any procedure to trace a call parellally while others are using. I mean…. When my friend recieves a phone call, immediately an alert should come to mobile and I should also be able to listen the conversation of the same. If my friend recieves any SMS, I should also recieve a copy of the same. But he should not be able to know that I’m doing all this…
    What to do??? Is there any procedure for this???
    If any one knows about the same, Pls let me know.
    thanks

  34. Rajeev Khandelwal June 23, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Can u tell me from exact or complete url from where i get the MSC codes list

  35. Dear frndz
    how can i trace the vodafone number.

    please somebody tell me please….please….please….please….please….please….please….please….please….please….please….please….please…. any body can tell me….please i’m in very bad condition… :(

  36. hey Guys……

    i would like to know how to find the details of the concern person and last position of the person (if offline) with his mobile number……

    for instance from last 2 days my bro`s frnd`s cousin is missing if i want to trace him then what all exercise should i do…….

    isnt their any particular software for ” Tracing of Mobile Number ”

    if any one knows how or any software regarding the above matter then kindly inform me……..@ tijokurian2010@yahoo.com

    Thanks in advance……………

    (T.k.)

  37. I know the name and address. how do i get to know the mobile phone number?

  38. how to find the imei no by mobile no if any body know pls let me know

  39. how to track mobile number from computer

  40. Its cool i want to try and check it out

  41. @deepika
    First tell me which phone model are you using?

  42. yasir arafath n j July 18, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    feel happy 2 have this site..it was useful…but i dint get any address of my friend through mobile no..i need it..please help me rahul…..

  43. Can anyone tell me how to trace an unknown number who gives me frequent missed calls and unfair SMS.

  44. can anyone tell me how to do real time tracing of mobile numbers

  45. i m apriceatie it

  46. boss my friend got a problem somebody is calling to her mobile and using bad words so please tell anyone that any software is there to detect the place of the phone at present plzz tell if know any site also

  47. these are good website for location of the cell no.,But I want a website by which I can trace name and address also of the owner.

  48. @A.V.M.KALEEL
    It is something not possible as of now!

  49. Really devilsworkshop is G-R-E-A-T for informative posts.
    I have come to know great great things here.
    Thanks

  50. Finding out the state and on which network he is not the thing which everybody needs of course it needed in exceptional cases but every one need some type of software where the person should be able to trace in an accurate tat if the person who is getting traced is about to move from one area to another area the software should be able to tell the current and exact location …. I mean if he is traveling from hyderabad to mumbai the software should be able to tell every location and place

  51. I want to know that mobile number address.

  52. Dear all friends in this blog, pls help me and guide me to solve my problem. During 2 days unlimited sms entered to my mobile and i am very angry for not stoping that, i call this no but no response. The no is +919025959500, it may be from Tamilnadu (knew from tracing site. Pls help me.

  53. i lost a mobile can i trace it with its serial number

  54. this is no big deal every has done almost the same.

  55. hi guys, if any one wanna about DELHI !DEA’s number full details like add. & call details.
    4 contact

  56. is there any way to find personal details..atleast the name of the owner of a cell no usin net???pls help

  57. ….this may happen.. my frd have the knowledge about this. you give me any mobile no. i’ll give you full information, also all the received phone call with details.but am unsure, how he does it..

  58. this is a non sense things……..it is something not possible..

  59. Pls tell me how to find all the details about tata docomo(Mahrashtra) number.Its rally urgent.
    Please guy’s help me.
    Waiting for your reply.

  60. Plz i want to know the all the conversations between two nos and the call length time..How can i do so???
    plz reply…..
    plz reply urgently……

  61. trace in an accurate that if the person who is getting traced is about to move from one area to another area the software should be able to tell the current and exact location …. I mean if he is traveling from hyderabad to mumbai the software should be able to tell every location and place

  62. sir i want to know the current address and name of the owner from whom iam getting missed calls

  63. hi gys this is very cool and good

  64. hi guys, i want 2 know the details of the owner details by using phone number only. if anybody knows the site for finding details pls mail me.

  65. Janardan (Rajnikant) October 4, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Hi Vyjayanthi!
    What u have asked is possible. That can be done by cloning a sim, but it’s illegal.

  66. Hi Janardan ( Rajnikant) on October 4,2009

    can someone clone my sim without my knowledge

  67. whats the location of the number starting with 9622?

  68. i want to know some mobile no details in delhi like tATA VODAPHIONE ETC .
    PLEASE HELP ME CONT SANJU 9810052973

  69. hi guys, you give me any mobile Delhi-NCR !dea no. i’ll give you full information(name &add.), also all the received & dialed phone call with details(date, time & call length in sec.).
    just call +919540000123,

  70. Is there any software or any procedure to trace a call parellally while others are using. I mean…. When my friend recieves a phone call, immediately an alert should come to mobile and I should also be able to listen the conversation of the same. If my friend recieves any SMS, I should also recieve a copy of the same. But he should not be able to know that I’m doing all this…
    What to do??? Is there any procedure for this???
    If any one knows about the same, Pls let me know.

  71. How to find perticular mobile address and details…

    because due do avoid mis… cal help me

  72. Mind blowing site but i want total information of the person who calls me plz send me the reply soon plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    at

  73. i tell u its not good as we all know that we need a software whicb gives us detailed information about that no.

  74. plz help i want to the current owner of the following number from delhi:9811963740. i know it is a vodafone delhi number but not sure whose it is… plz can anyone help me plzzz… rply me via email: rose.twain04@gmail.com

  75. dear that is of no use. it is just disgusting.it could be of worth if it gives the tower or atleast city name

  76. hi i lost my mobile but i dont have ime no but i have mobile no 9699862824 can i trace the mobile or block the handset

  77. hey i know all that sites, hatrix, tp2 etc , but all that site doesnt provides the area name where the mobile catching the tower, so tracing requires in which the person’s mobile catching the tower. so m tryin to get that,,

  78. I got irritating massage form 9099340961can u find me it`s detail please

  79. hi can i get the adress of this mobile no 9022305575 as he has ran away with my mobile phone
    pls cal 98/19353179
    shafiq
    thanks

  80. these are good website for location of the cell no.,But I want a website by which I can trace name and address also of the owner.
    If anybody have any website name which can fullfil my requirment then PLEASE send me.

  81. Hi friends i need the detalis to find address of the mobile number.plz……..if any one know means mail me…………..

  82. Please trace out the details address of the mobile no. user 9681333170

  83. I HAVE LOST MY NOKIA MOBILE NO.9753905455 I DONT KNOW MY MOBILE IMEI NO PLEASE TRACE CALL AND ADDRESS IF ANY OTHER PERSON FIND IT.TRACE HIS DETAIL AND TELL ME PLEASE MY MOBILE NO. 9893512001.THANK YOU

  84. Dear,

    Can anyone trace below numbers. i am getting fake calls from below number.

    0077997634

    0088077663521

  85. @Vinay you must contact your nearest police satation …

  86. Dear Members,as a team we all have the same question that how to find a mobile number owners name & address.any one contribute to solve the issue

  87. Hi, guys no one can find? how to get mobile number owners name & address?

  88. if u can provide good tool to locate the mobile phone location and owner details in india.
    please mail me at my e-mail address.

  89. how to trace mobile location
    pls

  90. haii…
    how can i knw the name and the location of the person using that cell number… im getting many miss calls a messages from that number… i want 2 knw the name and place and profession or many more details.. of the person immediatetly… plz plz its urgent…
    can we know that persons number through net

  91. Now you can trace 8 series number here..

    http://www.indiaonapage.com/mobilenumbertrace

    This website is updated..You can track latest mobile nubers too.

  92. Is there any software or website by which i can get all detail by the mobile user like address,location etc.if any one knows kindly mail me at anubhavdeepu@gmail.com

    • @anubhav
      Presently, there are no such softwares available officially. All you can know about a given mobile number is, which state is the mobile number from and served by which operator.

  93. how i search mobile number by name and addres in india

  94. boss i wanna trace with imei any one have sol

  95. Thanks a lot for the info.

    I just needed to find a location of a bugger.

  96. Come on guys.. This is pretty lame. Not giving away the address is to a certain extent understandable, but we should at least be able to trace a mobile number back to its owner, i.e., the person’s name…

  97. how can i get the current location of the cell number/mobile which is in roaming…

  98. these are good website for location of the cell no.,But I want a website or a potral by which I can trace name and address also of the owner.
    If anybody have any website name which can fulfill my requirement then PLEASE send me.

  99. is there any website which can tell me the name and address of the specific mobile No. plz tell me i am in really . . . . plz plz plz

  100. @showstopper @rocky @vijaya @amit
    as Deepak mentioned “Presently, there are no such softwares available officially. All you can know about a given mobile number is, which state is the mobile number from and served by which operator.”:-(

  101. hi can anybody tel how to send anonymous SMS through vodafone GSM mobile. i know its possible to send but i don’t know how to send plz any one knows plz tel me.

  102. can i get also holder detail if possiable then send me a email pls. its urgent…. my email add suva_jann[at]yahoo[dot]com

  103. try this
    http://india-mobile.co.nr/
    contains latest updated codes including 8* series

  104. Hi , For Location , One can use http://www.mobitrack.in . It provides you exact location for mobile and cellphones. It works with and without GPS also. Its SMS based mobile tracking system. It also provides google map links.

  105. cant we get the complete details of the given particular no….plz reply….

  106. Can I have more detail about the no pls reply me is there any particular site u have that I can check

  107. Can any body tell me about any Mobile tracker site through which i can get to know the exact location of the mobile user instead of the State only.

  108. By mobile phone number how I will trace out contact name and details of the said mobile phone holder ?

  109. how to clone a sim card

  110. that,s cool yar you have a mind blowing collection

  111. can we get
    all possible things that r required in the mobile service

  112. to mr nikesh.
    ur qstn is, whats the location of the number starting with 9622?
    my answer. it is jammu. servce provider airtel[gsm].

  113. Thanks the information is really useful…

  114. hi,
    indiatrace.com is cool, try that.

  115. Hi Prasannan,

    You information is pretty good. I would like to have your partnership to start a new tower business. If you are interested please mail me at nishaoct24@gmail.com.

  116. As of now there is no way of getting personal details from mobile number. Such details are available only to police and security agencies.

  117. By mobile phone number how I will trace name and location and details of the said mobile phone holder ?

  118. i have to find out the exact location of the cell phone.so plz
    tell me if there is any site who locate exact location.send me on my mail id dirty_kevin123@yahoo.co.in

  119. can i get mobile location…? under which tower using..??or correct place name..like that..if anyone know about this please help me…

  120. Is there any software or any procedure to trace a call parellally while others are using. I mean…. When my friend recieves a phone call, immediately an alert should come to mobile and I should also be able to listen the conversation of the same. If my friend recieves any SMS, I should also recieve a copy of the same. But he should not be able to know that I’m doing all this…
    What to do??? Is there any procedure for this???
    If any one knows about the same, Pls let me know.

  121. Hi guys can u tell me whether dere is ne way to listen to calls n read sms comin on other mob?

  122. plz tell me the right way to trace the mobiles n the spicific software for tracing it….
    if anyone of frnd is having plz may i have it dudes
    send me eamil i will be waiting for this question n help plz……

  123. Hi to all friendz actually i needed mobile spy software to spy on my brother’s incomin n outgoin sms as well as calls. Plz friends do help me. I would always b grateful to u all.

    • Hi Reena,
      Technology rocks. If u are able to install a software on your brothers mobile and if you are able to pay Rs4000 per annum then its possible. you can trace all incoming and outgonig calls from your brothers mobile. all the sms in and out will be sent to you. the entire call will be recorded and sent to you. that means you can get a complete call recordings, sms sent and recd. And all this things are happen without knowing of your brothers knowledge. Yes you can.

  124. Rahul,

    Can you let know if there is any site or software which do a realtime mobile phone tracking. I mean gives current location / position of mobile.

  125. is there any software run using Bluetooth device for search remote area mobile number. reply me

  126. These tracer sites are now outdated and have to be updated with new number series of various operators

    • I think this site have good information about mobile number, show some users directory also. i like the Mobile locator page, it’s fantastic try

  127. Please give me a site where i’ll find my lost mobile by IMEI

  128. can u pls locate my sim info. andPlease give me a site where i’ll find my lost mobile by IMEI

  129. Hi Rahul,
    i want to that Is there any software by which we can find the exact location of a particular no.?
    if yes, then which one & how can we u it?

    plz rply………as soon as possible……..

  130. Thanks buddy…

  131. hey guys… is it possible to trace d number to an almost point location? m not askin for postal address(if yes, y not)bt atleast to get an idea of d locality or d area name or d street name..dis is for an international search

    • You can search your loaction by your handset
      go to network setting
      and then choose perffered network
      it will disply location where you stood….

      ok….

  132. Can any one tell me how to trace airtel mobile number address ?

  133. plz tell me the site where i know abt mobile phone right location

  134. How we can findout SIM subscriber details by our phone.?

    How we can find other mobile numbers by using our mobile?
    or
    how can we search others number by our Handset.?
    please reply back on my e-mail ID ** surly I am awaiting for your responce

  135. its really good bt i want owner name and other things, can you still help me?

  136. thank u so much its really help full
    but really if we get atleast the persons name
    can we find that plzzzz

  137. hi frnd any one can tell me tracking of number’s web side plz

  138. All tools and utilities provide or connects to same database as I tried with one of the number, displays the same reply. Recently, I received one miss call from one of the tata docomo mobile number but i am unabling to locate it from above utilities.

  139. I have paid a sum of Rs.2,000/- to a person asking me to develop a webpage. His mobile is responding as “not available”, I just want to trace his address. Can u pls guide me, what to to now.