Suspecting your husband has a secret cell phone is difficult, and the situation’s evolution can mean the relationship is ending. However, knowing the truth about everything, regardless of the outcome, is overwhelmingly relieving.
Finding your husband’s secret cell phone may be difficult, depending on whether he is specifically hiding information. Luckily, there are many ways around deliberately hidden information. This begs the question; do you know how to find out if your husband has a secret cell phone?
Search the House
Consider searching your house only if it is safe to do so. Despite being light-up noise makers, cell phones are deceivingly hard to find in cluttered areas of a home. Anyone can easily slip them into books, cushions, beds, pillows, and tight spaces. Search the areas he is in often, but don’t rule out opportunities for hiding things in your areas too.
Moreover, it is best not to search for the phone while he is home. This is for two reasons; if you find it, will you be able to withhold that information until you need it? It’s never easy to lie to the ones we love, even when they’ve hurt us; thus, before searching for a secret phone, consider if you can maneuver the outcome.
Check Bank Statements
Anyone can buy cell phones from various sources these days; the one similarity between them is that someone needs to pay for their service. You may see hints in the mail if your husband is paying for a physical phone or phone line. Phone companies like to send additional advertisements to their clients, and bank statements are hard to forge.
Some difficulties may arise from checking these statements, however. For example, if he has a mistress, there may be no statement because she could pay for the phone. He could have separate bank accounts linked to the transactions to ensure you won’t see them in a joint account. Then there is the issue of paperless statements; you’ll only get these by accessing his account or email.
Use a Phone Number Lookup Tool
Possibly the easiest way to find a secret phone is by using a phone lookup tool online. These phone lookup tools are easy to use and effective at determining ownership. You can determine if your husband has a second phone by entering his name into a database. The results will return with all public information, including any phone numbers attached to his name.
Start with this option if you don’t know how to find out if your husband has a secret cell phone. The process is typically straightforward; even better, he’ll never know you looked it up. Note, however, that some phone lookup tools may charge you to release the information.
Check Devices Connected to Wi-Fi
Checking the devices connected to the Wi-Fi is a great way to see if there is a secret phone in your house. If there is, there’s a good chance the phone will appear on your home Wi-Fi network at some point. However, this may be the wrong route to take if you live with multiple adults or roommates.
Additionally, he may have taken steps to skirt the issue—if you ever found out about the phone. No one would put “mistress” as the name of their device, but they might entitle it “work phone.” Consider speaking to him if you do find a “work phone” on your network. He shouldn’t mind answering your questions if the phone is for work.
You could use Bluetooth to find the secret phone. However, this method has some issues. Bluetooth works by connecting capable devices over an internet connection. Today, when someone looks to use a Bluetooth device, they are prompted with a list of possible devices to connect to. Anyone may easily find a secret phone this way.
There are some problems with this method. To begin with, both the secret phone and your device must have Bluetooth enabled for them to appear. That’s a problem if he’s turned it off. Additionally, people in high-population areas or apartments may find it challenging to find the right phone.
I Found His Secret Cell Phone, Now What?
You now, at the very least, know how to find out if your husband has a secret cell phone. Chances are, you have already found it by the time you’ve reached the end of this article. If you have, you may wonder, “What now?” The answer is up to you since you now hold the upper hand in the situation. Whether this ends your relationships or leads to reconciliation, keep your knowledge a secret until you decide what to do. After all, if he can have secrets, why can’t you?
About the author: Ben is a Web Operations Executive at InfoTracer.