CELL PHONE DEACTIVATION REPORTS ADDED AT SKIP SMASHER

Most Private investigators and skiptracers are hyper-focused on cell phone numbers as the quickest, most direct path to locating a hard to find person. A simple truth is that while some people may change their home address often, they will tend to keep the same cell phone number. Thus, most missing person investigators tend to focus on known cell phone numbers first.

It's a little known fact is that some cell carriers no longer provide a disconnected or "no longer in service" message when a cell phone number has been deactivated. Instead, they simply dump incoming call traffic to their generic voicemail system, giving the appearance that the number may still be working. Of course, not answering the phone is a well worn trait of many skips who are evading various legal or financial obligations so this further motivates investigators to keep chasing the lead even if it is a dead-end.

Now, there is a data answer for this dead-end scenario. Skip Smasher's new cell phone Deactivation Report is a critical step forward in making sure investigators limit time lost when the cell phone number in question has in fact already been deactivated.

The underlying data comes from an hard to find data source that tracks deactivation of cell phone numbers by all major cell phone carriers. A "deactivation" could represent the customer closing their account; changing phone numbers, changing cell phone companies (ie., "porting") or having service suspended for non-payment. Unfortunately, they underlying event is not provided by the data source; and neither is "reactivation" or "re-assignment" information. However, a recent deactivation report date will provide investigators with a strong indicator that the number may be a dead end that warrants limited additional effort.

The search comes as a free add-on Cell Smasher, the industry-leading cell phone reverse report at Skip Smasher. It's also available as a stand alone search on a no hit, no fee basis.

ABOUT SKIP SMASHER: Skip Smasher is an online skiptracing data service available to qualified business users only who need to identify and locate people for legal and other purposes. Sorry, it is not available to the general public.

"A simple truth is that while some people may change their home address often, they will tend to keep the same cell phone number."
"Now, there is a data answer for this dead-end scenario."