Our Story

Whitepages was founded in 1997 by Alex Algard out of his Stanford dorm room with a single vision: to help people find, be found and connect. Since then we've become the leading provider of contact information in North America. Today, we are at the forefront of helping people find, understand and verify personal and business identities with our top 40 web property, the industry’s #1 caller ID app, and over 50 million monthly users.

We're built on big data

We ingest billions of records every month from a variety of public sources.

And organize that data by linking individual records to create an intricate contact graph of names, phone numbers and addresses.

This graph gives our users access to the most accurate & robust dataset of contact information in North America.

We're mobile

Using our robust dataset, we've built innovative, award winning apps that help millions of people around the world find people & places, manage their communication, block spam and identify incoming calls & texts.

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