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Identifying Callers: It's a New World Out There

Sprint is currently seeing unprecedented growth. A recent news release indicated that Sprint was serving 55 million customers, its highest number ever. Many of these new customers are coming for the iPhone--Sprint states that out of 1.6 million new customers, the largest number of new customers since 2005, 40% purchased an iPhone. These new phone customers often have another thing in common; they're ditching their landline units and using their mobile devices inside their homes. In fact, in June 2010, the National Center for Health Statistics found that more than one in four U.S. homes had a wireless number instead of a landline. This number is up from 13.6% in 2007.

There are many reasons for the switch from landline to mobile device. The cost of maintaining two devices is a big one. When tenants move into rental buildings with old landlines that aren't well maintained and expensive to get in working order, it is now possible to avoid using the landline all together. Portability is another substantive factor. For the first time ever, it is possible for one person to be associated with one number for his entire life. Move to Philadelphia and you can keep that Texas mobile device number with you, as long as you remain with Sprint.

Even though these mobile devices are on the rise, using a number directory has become more difficult. As popular as mobile devices are, there is still no published directory for everyone's mobile numbers. The desire for cell phone privacy is fine, as long as the caller didn't attempt to contact you first. But if you have an unfamiliar phone number in your call list, it makes sense that you would want to identify the caller.

This is where a good reverse data directory comes in. Conducting a reverse cell phone lookup can help you figure out who is calling you, even if they don't leave a message. While there is no official reverse phone lookup for Sprint, other companies are filling the need by pulling data from multiple sources and creating directories that offer access to approximately 80% of all wireless users, including Sprint users.

Once you do a Sprint cell phone lookup and know who is calling, you can utilize the data. If the contact is from someone you want to receive phone calls from, add the person to your data directory. Now the user's name comes up whenever you make the dial.

If you don't want to receive calls from the caller, Sprint makes it easy for you to block or restrict calls from the offending culprit. Simply sign into My Sprint at, click the My Preferences tab, and use Limits and Permissions to select the data that you want to block. You can block up to 50 numbers. Blocked callers will hear that "the person you are trying to reach is not accepting calls at this time." As you increase the number of identifiable callers and decrease the number of undesirable contacts, you'll find yourself conducting a Sprint mobile data lookup much less frequently.

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