How To Use A Phone Number To Reconnect With Someone

How To Use A Phone Number To Reconnect With Someone

Sometimes in our life, we may lose touch with people we grew up with or spent a period of our lives with, and we don’t know how to get back in touch with them. If you want to look for these individuals without spending your hard-earned money, you can do this by using their mobile phone number. In this article, you will learn how you can find and reconnect with him or her via their phone number. (Also, please know that Google and Yahoo offer a free people search and member database. You just need to fill in the individual’s name and phone number and check if you can get good results.)

While it may be a good idea to check the names and address with public records search, at times it might not give you the best results, as three things could happen: you may not get your desired results displayed, only partial results come through, or you can’t find the person because they are now married and have changed their last name (this mostly happens with women).

Therefore, the next step to take is what is known as a reverse phone search. In this step all you have to do is input their mobile phone number into the online reserve phone directory, and if the person is there in the online reserve phone directory, the name and address will appear in the search results.


Functions of using a phone number to locate someone

You might be shocked to know that you can use a simple phone number to locate someone. Other than looking up people to get back in touch with, a reverse lookup can help with the following:

1. It helps you in determining if your partner is cheating on you.
2. It helps put an end to blackmailers and scammers who consistently call you.
3. It helps keep an eye on your kids’ activities by knowing who their friends are.

Reverse lookup

Being able to locate the name and address from a phone number can surely ease your mind and may be able to give you the results you have been looking for. As previously mentioned, this service is known as reverse lookup; it allows users to get useful information about someone just by running a telephone number search.


Many companies offer such a service, and in fact, you can select the best from free and paid providers. If you are looking to find someone via their landline, then you can make use of a public database to get the client name and address. However, when it comes to mobile phones, you are better off using a paid service.

Do you want to try a paid reverse lookup service? Before you start scouting for one, here are some things you should keep in mind:

Choose a company with a good track record and many clients

This says a lot about a reverse lookup service. Having a network of satisfied clients only goes to show that the provider is trusted and worth giving a try.


Also, make sure you do your research, and trust your gut—if something feels funny about the company, bypass it and continue your search.

Choose a company with an extensive database

Doing so will give you a good chance of being able to find what you are looking for. Not all reverse lookup sites have a large database, so make sure you check this aspect first before signing up.

Today, there is no longer a need to contact telecom companies to get information about unknown callers you want to trace. You can find the name and address from a phone number quickly, and you don’t even need to wait for days to get the report. The full name, address, age, and background of the person can be revealed to you in just a few minutes.


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7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

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Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals



    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.



      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.


      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.



          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.


            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.


            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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