Gone are the days when fixed landline connections were the only means of telephone connections to telecommunicate over long distances via government-owned and controlled telephone exchanges. The twentieth-century telecommunication revolution throughout the globe has ushered in an unprecedented rise in the number of portable handset connections as these are mobile, cheaper to operate and has greater flexibility of use.
This, however, has also been responsible for the phasing out of telephone directories – an encyclopedia of sorts which would contain almost all the active fixed landline telephone connections, classified according to geographical distributions. However, as the number of active mobile connections grew exponentially worldwide, and with the advent of much more sophisticated mobile devices in the form of smartphones, it became impossible to print, publish and/or upgrade any telephone directory- both online and offline to include the ever increasing number of active connections.
How to search people
Though the twentieth-century telecommunication revolution brought the once restricted and somewhat regulated telephone within virtually individual spheres of privacy, a nightmarish scenario emerged in trying to identify the individuals associated with these numbers. As the situation headed to the worse, people search became the only viable route of identifying the individual connections which contributed to development, growth and expansion of platforms (in the form of websites and web applications) exclusively dedicated for this function.
Benefits of having such dedicated platforms for identifying people:
According to global watchdogs that monitor, publish and analyze the growth and development of telecommunication indices globally, the telecommunication revolution has resulted in more and more subscription to mobile connections, which has plunged data and connectivity costs by telecommunication companies, which in turn has boosted the number of mobile connections being taken up. This cycle of complementary growth has fueled the demand for dedicated platforms like TrueCaller, EyeCon, NumberBook, etc. which focus extensively in maintaining an online database of mobile numbers of users reliant on such platforms for initial identification of the details of a mobile number.
Being a dedicated platform for People Search, these platforms focus on building online databases, which can be easily upgraded, and are almost readily accessible when required. Though some users do create a fuss regarding the privacy issues, these platforms only give out the minimal amount of information required to identify a mobile connection.
The exponential rise in the number of active mobile connections, along with increased migration of people across geographical boundaries is a herculean task in itself to monitor and keep track of all minuscule details, however significant (or insignificant) they might be. Being an easy to access platform, that too everywhere (provided users have active internet connectivity), gives these platforms an upper hand over other fixed directories for greater civilian use.
Since Smartphones have entered the fray equipped with Global Positioning Systems and a host of other smart facilities, the aforementioned platforms are able to provide some other amazing civilian services like present tower locations (an approximate geographical location of the user) among others to better identify the individuals when in need or if users feel necessitated to learn about a known number for whatever the reason may be. Information, after all, is the necessity of making informed, real-time decisions for greater benefits and purpose than taking blind decisions based on hunches.