Are you looking for the name and address of a mobile number from which you have received a missed call? Are you interested in getting the name of the person who made the call? How can i locate the personal address by mobile number? Would you please help me find the address for the following mobile number?
The answer to the above questions is 'NO' i.e.in India you cannot get the details of the name or address of the person behind the mobile.
Claims of websites to provide details of the caller!
There are many websites and mobile applications which claim to give you such details. However, all of them fall short by providing only Telecom operator name and the name of the circle. Even these details may be wrong with the users who have used the Mobile Number Potability (MNP) feature. These websites will continue showing you the original service provider. For example if your original service provider was MTS, and you have switched over to Airtel, the details from such a website will continue to show as MTS.
This means no one can claim that they can give you the details of the mobile user.
What is the purpose of this article?
This article is to educate that as of now there is no way/provision by which you can get the details of the caller. The only exception is by way of lawful complaint to the Police.
In the year 2007, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) to furnish its recommendations to get the mobile service providers in the country to launch mobile number directories. There has not been any decision on this either by DOT or by TRAI, and the matter is still under consultation.
What are the problems in not being able to track the caller details?
As can be seen the mobile users in India tend to keep their numbers private and this would become a major concern for mobile operators and their customers. The mobile company claims that such a directory would be used by marketing companies to harass the people thereby escalating the existing problems of mobile junk calls.
What do you think? Should there be a Mobile Number Directory in India? Will such a directory be invasion of privacy of the mobile user?
Please post your views.