Number Guru Provides Free Reverse Lookups
Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:58 PM
Such data are neither gathered and published legally nor part of directories of the sort here under discussion.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:59 PM
That you may have a problem with it is immaterial to the fact that it works fine for others, including myself.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:38 AM
Please check 954-627-2771. IT says it's a land line and does not say it's blocked or unlisted but it does requre a $10 charge for the detalis and I JUST tried it. Thanks.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:42 AM
From the top of Tony's aritcle.
This post has been edited by nonseq: 06 August 2012 - 06:43 AM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:06 PM
Just tried it. Number guru verified that the number I keyed in was a land line and they displayed the town that the call originated in. To get anything else it would cost. So, free? Sort of but the information provided is useless. To obtain any useful info you have to pay. I have no objection for paying for a service but to advertise that service as free is unethical at best. A telephone directory contains but three data elements, telephone no., name, and address, of which all, some or none may be published. NumberGuru makes no promise beyond providing for free that data which are published. To expect more than that is wholly unrealistic.
That response is disingenuous at best. It's a bit like arguing what the meaning of 'is' is. When people try a reverse phone lookup, they want to know who it is that's calling. PC World should post a follow-up to this story noting that the service does not identify who called to be scrupulously honest.
This post has been edited by coastie65: 30 October 2012 - 04:47 AM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:19 PM
More likely that they were unable to monetize it via advertising so as to cover operational costs.
Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:25 PM
Is it reasonable to expect that unlisted/unpublished data, i.e. that which is not public data, should be universally available? And, at no cost?
Did not the article make it clear that it was public data that were being made available at no charge?
Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:11 AM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:45 AM
So, the only things worthwhile are those that are free?
Did you carefully read the article?
How did you miss the lead paragraph that reads "[Update: Since the time this article was originally written, the pricing and policies of Number Guru have changed. Obtaining useful information with the service is no longer free. BeenVerified.com (the parent organization of Number Guru) has not responded to requests for an explanation of the changes or current pricing policies.]"?
This post has been edited by deepsand: 01 November 2012 - 12:48 AM