There are times when we want to know that the number from which we just got a missed call or a text message belongs to which circle or which operator (cellular company), as long as the phone number is that of a landline phone, one can easily make out the location of the phone by looking at the STD code.
However, it becomes tough if the number flashing on your screen is that of a mobile phone; isn’t it? Here are some Free Android Apps which can help you to trace a mobile phone number in India, in other words, any of these apps once installed on your Android device allow you to easily discover the Region (Area) and the Operator of a mobile phone number in India.
Mobile Number Checker :
This one is the most basic type of mobile number tracer app, comes with a simple interface, simply start entering a mobile phone number based in India, and it will show you the Area and Operator for that mobile number, in fact only first four digits of the mobile phone number are sufficient, you don’t need to enter the full number.
Also on the bottom of the app screen, you see the button which reads ‘Call Log’, tapping this buttons makes the app access your call log, and hence this app now can tell you the Area and Operator for any mobile phone number present in your call log (check the second part of the above snapshot).
So, summarily Mobile Number Checker provides following features –
- Allows you to find out the Area and Operator for any mobile number across India, just by entering the first four digits of the mobile number.
- Scans your call log, and finds out the Area and Operator for different mobile numbers appearing within your call log.
Overall a nice app; does what it claims to do, very simple and easy to use.
Download and Install Mobile Number Checker (India) from the Android Market
Mobile Number Tracker :
This is another free Android app on almost same lines, it provides both the features of the previously discussed app, i.e. enter first four digits to search for Area and Operator, as shown below –
This app comes with another awesome feature, which allows you to know about the Area and the Operator, as soon as a mobile number starts flashing on your screen during an incoming call (only, and not for outgoing calls), have a look at the snapshot below –
Download and Install Mobile Number Tracker (India) from the Android Market
ShaPlus Mobile Info :
And finally, this free Android app known as ShaPlus Mobile Info, is a step ahead from both the apps discussed here so far, reason being, it allows you to search for the info using the first four digits of the mobile phone number, and also it shows you the Area and Operator info for both the Incoming and Outgoing calls as well, have a look at this snapshot –
Download and Install ShaPlus Mobile Info from the Android Market
So, this was the list of the Free Android apps which can help you in scenarios where you are getting some missed calls or SMSs from some unknown mobile phone number, though these apps are not the solution to this problem, but at least can help you so that you can easily guess the person behind these unknown calls and SMSs. Though these apps might not correctly report the operator info, because if the user has changed the operator using the MNP service, the apps will still show you the first operator for the mobile phone number, that means, if somebody got a number from Idea Cellular and switched to Vodafone using MNP, these apps will show you the Idea Cellular as the operator, but never mind, at least you get the correct location using these apps, because MNP doesn’t allow you to switch circles.
Now talking about the recommendations, though all the apps work perfectly fine, and do whatever they claim to be doing, but ShaPlus Mobile Info is the best in my opinion, as the feature list is longest in this case –
- You can search for the Location and Operator info based upon the first four digits of the mobile phone number.
- You get to know the same info for all the incoming and outgoing calls to any mobile phone number in India.
So, go ahead and grab the one, also share with us which app did you choose? Well, if you don’t have an Android device, you might like to have a look at this list of Four ways to trace a Mobile Phone number in India.