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Kentucky Reverse Phone Lookup

Reverse phone search or phone number lookup describes the process through which one can get vital information about the identity of the person registered to a telephone number. This is made possible because every subscriber is required to supply their biodata for the purpose of verification when registering a new phone line.

Carrying out a phone lookup on a number can help you discover who the number is registered to. This basically answers the question "who called me" in the event that the call is from an unknown caller or unfamiliar number.

What are Kentucky Phone Numbers?

As of 2004, over 90% of American households had functional landlines, but now most of them have been replaced with wireless phones. In Kentucky, the switch from landline phones to cell phones was well underway and by 2015, the state joined over 24 other states in the country to pass the landline phone deregulation bill. The bill encouraged phone carriers in Kentucky to dedicate resources towards the expansion of high-speed broadband networks rather than expending funds to maintain outdated landline infrastructure.
 

The wide acceptance of wireless phones was not limited to adults aloney. By 2018, the percentage of children using wireless phones in Kentucky had increased to a whopping 70.6%. Only 6.6% of them used both landline and wireless phones in their homes, while a paltry 2.9% still used landlines exclusively.
 

The four major national carriers are prominent in Kentucky. AT&T is the leader in terms of coverage (99.3%), number of subscribers, and revenue generation. It is followed by T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint in that order.
 

Voice of Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers also contribute to the increasing decline in popularity of landline telephone usage. In 2010, the number of people using VoIP numbers for both business and personal application was 34.2 million. This number increased to 84.5 million in 2015. By 2018, the number had further increased to over 118  million.

Can I Search a Phone Number and Find Out Who it Is?

Yes, you can. With a number of online phone directories providing reverse phone number lookups, it has become easier to obtain vital information about an unknown caller from any part of the globe. To carry out a phone number search, one is required to simply input a phone number or a caller's name into an online directory/search engine. It will return personal details of the individual assigned the phone number as well as their criminal records available in the public domain. Performing a reverse phone lookup can also help expose scammers, fraudulent groups, unknown callers, phone stalkers, spam callers, and robocallers.

Is there a Free Way to Lookup Someone’s Phone Number?

Yes. Most of the phone lookup services on the internet offer free reverse lookup services. These services can easily provide the names and contact addresses of individuals registered to submitted numbers.  However, when it comes to detecting frauds, phone scams, and unknown callers, free lookup services may struggle to find useful information. At best, they can pull information that is available on most public record repositories. For more in-depth information on who a phone number is registered to, using a paid reverse phone lookup service yields better results. Paid services can also find useful information on a lot more numbers than free services.

What are Phone Lookup Services?

Phone lookup services are basically online directories that provide information on ‘who is registered to a phone number’. The service is available to any individual who wishes to find out who a strange caller, phone stalker, or spam caller is. A phone lookup service is also helpful for detecting frauds and scams. Phone lookup services can also assist law enforcement officers identify, locate, and nab scammers. 
 

However, phone lookup services find it easier to reveal information on registered phone numbers issued by landline operators and wireless service providers. Phone numbers issued by VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) service providers are generally harder to trace by phone  lookup services. VoIP makes it possible for users to their actual identities and use phone numbers that make subscriber identification difficult. Even then, it is still possible to find some information about VoIP users with reverse phone lookup services. If you cannot find any information about an unknown number using reverse phone lookup, there is a good chance it is a VoIP number used by a phone scammer.

Is Reverse Phone Lookup Legal in Kentucky?

Using reverse phone lookup to identify unknown callers is legal in Kentucky. The state does not have specific laws determining the legality of phone number lookup services. However, anyone in Kentucky, including law enforcement officers, can use these tools to find and investigate strangers calling with numbers recipients do not recognize. Kentucky allows reverse phone lookups as long as users and providers do so in accordance with its civil and criminal laws. This means that they are not allowed to search for unknown callers with malicious or dishonest intentions. It is illegal to use phone number lookup searches in Kentucky to harass, harm, or defraud anyone. 
 

Just as users and providers of reverse phone lookup must act within the legal framework of Kentucky, they must also obey the state’s privacy laws. They cannot obtain confidential information without the consent of the individuals involved or the state’s courts. Usually, phone number lookup services find information from records in the public domain. Anyone can access these records but lookup services save them the time and effort required to gather the details required to correctly identify unknown callers.

What Information Can You Get from a Kentucky Phone Number Lookup Search?

When searching for an unknown caller using their phone number, you should expect to find the following details about them:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Age
  • Gender
     

Most reverse phone lookup free services will present these details about unknown callers by pulling the required records from carrier databases. Search engines that offer phone number lookups usually have paid tiers for users looking for detailed information. These paid services can find up-to-date information by looking through the public posts on the social media accounts of identified callers as well as running criminal history searches in public court and law enforcement records. 
 

By digging deeper, paid phone number lookup searches can turn up recent photos, names, and addresses of unknown callers. They can also unearth available criminal records including arrest records. These details are helpful when deciding whether to believe the claims of an unknown caller or not. They are useful for identifying phone scammers, stalkers, and spam callers. Kentucky residents can also use the additional information provided by such paid lookup searches to discover those impersonating their neighbors, loved ones, banks, local law enforcement, and reputable companies.

What is a VoIP Number?

A VoIP number is a virtual number assigned for making phone calls over the internet. It is issued directly to an individual by a company that provides VoIP telephone services. A VoIP number can be used to place multiple calls concurrently from different internet-enabled communication devices. 
 

Discovering who is registered to a VoIP number is made all the more difficult because VoIP services do not verify subscriber information when assigning numbers. Reverse phone lookup can only be successful on a VoIP number if the user had previously authorized the service provider to make enable his/her caller ID information visible. Therefore, residents of Kentucky must be  wary of accepting calls from unknown callers/phone numbers, especially if the caller IDs  are concealed and unverifiable. 
 

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its customer protection efforts, directs all consumers to desist from taking such calls, hang up immediately, and take steps to block calls from such numbers from reaching their phones. Also, phone users should learn how to stop unwanted calls by reading articles available on the FCC’s website. Complaints about unsolicited calls from unknown or even known callers can be forwarded to the consumer information unit of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for further actions.

What is a Kentucky Phone Number Area Code?

The Kentucky phone number area code is a three-digit sequence used to describe the location of a phone user in the state. Area codes in the US are assigned to each state by The North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA) which is under the control of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). However, states are allowed to take decisions concerning the administration of area codes within their geographical boundaries.
 

In a standard Kentucky phone number, the area code is the first three digits that represent a specific part of the state. It may or may not be preceded by an international dialing code. As a geographic locator, an area code can be used in locating a phone caller especially during criminal investigations or whenever a fraud or scam is reported.
 

What is a Kentucky Phone Number Prefix Code?

A prefix code is the set of three digits in a phone number which comes immediately after the area code. It functions primarily to narrow down the location of a phone number to a specific locale, such as a municipal, town, or city. It succeeds the area code which serves as an identifier for a region in the state. 
 

A prefix code is part of the 10-digit NANPA telephone number. The combination of the area code, prefix code, and a four-digit line number serve as a destination routing address in the public Switched Telephone Network. However, to make international calls, callers are required to include the specific International Dialing Code of the particular country before the area code so that calls can be routed to the call recipient in the other country. Hence, in the phone number +1 (971) 364-6745
 

  • +1 is the international dialing code;
  • 971 is the area code;
  • 364 is the prefix code; and
  • 6745 is the line number.