I (we) see many mobile phone numbers everyday and sometime we need to identify a service provider. It was easy few years ago, but not now. Due to the daily rise in new mobile users – all service providers had to introduce a new series of numbers and slowly it became difficult to recognize service providers.
Things have changed. Now, there are different series of numbers for the same region and more being added regularly, making it difficult to keep an update of or remember them.
Now, with Mobile Number Locator app (compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad) which is free, very easy and fast to trace a state, city (close matched) and an operator of any mobile number (India only). It will not show a name of the person on which mobile number is registered.
Mobile Number Locator traces the mobile numbers (of India only) with state, reference cities (exact or nearby city), service provider.
This neat & useful app is developed by Arjit Malviya. You can search for STD codes by entering City names or vice-a-versa.
You can search for ISD codes too.
Since this app does not need an active Internet connection, I am not sure about how will it be able to update information on ported numbers after Mobile Number Portability throughout India which is starting from 20th of January 2011. Maybe we can get it in the next update. Let’s see.