What does “Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless” mean?

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So you see “Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless” when you look up a phone number and have no idea what it means? You have come to the right place. This article explains everything you need to know about this, including how to look up a Verizon Wireless (Cellco) Phone Number.

What does d/b/a mean?

Dba stands for “doing business as,” its purpose is to notify people that a business organization is operating its business under a name other than its legal name. 

What is Verizon Wireless and Cellco Partnership?

Verizon Wireless is an American telecommunications company that offers wireless products and services. It is also one of the biggest wireless communication service providers in the United States. 

Cellco Partnership is the legal name of Verizon Wireless, so if you see “Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless,” it means Cellco Partnership is doing business as Verizon Wireless.

Why do you see “Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless” when you look up a phone number? 

If you see this when you look up a phone number, it means the phone number is registered to Verizon Wireless (legally Cellco Partnership). If a phone number was originated from Verizon Wireless, you would still see “Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless” regardless of what career it’s currently on. 

For example, if a phone number was originated from Verizon Wireless in 2014 and the person ported their number to a different carrier like T-Mobile. Most databases will still show “Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless” because they don’t track ports.

How to Lookup Verizon Wireless (Cellco) Phone Number?

Reverse Lookup is no longer available, but you can use therealyellowpages.com to look up a number. We recommend checking the white pages directory first, then you can check in the yellow pages directory. If you have the area code or other required information of the person who owns the number, make sure you enter them in the site’s relevant fields. 

Difference Between White Pages & the Yellow Pages Directory?

The yellow pages directory has business organization listings, and the white pages directory has residential listings. That’s why if you look up a phone number, you should first check the white pages directory. 


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