Getting a phone call on your cell phone that you do not recognize can be annoying. Prank calls are something that have been haunting the public for a very long time. Nowadays, these prank calls are even being made on cell phones. Below are three options on how to trace a cell phone number and the pros and cons of each option.

First, you could trace a cell phone by using a free service. If you do a search on the world wide web you could find a free service that will trace a cell phone number for you. The advantages of using the free service is of course that you do not have to pay anything. However, most of these free services will not give you much information. In fact, depending on the number you want to trace, the information may be very limited.

If you want to trace a cell phone number and get all the information you need to stop the calls you could use a paid online service. These services charge a fee, but will give you information such as the first and last name of the person that called you. The paid services are also easy to find, all you will need is access to the Internet.

Lastly, if these calls are becoming overwhelming and you feel threatened, you could always get the police involved. The local police office will have a source where they can trace the calls for you. This option is for a much more serious situation.