Your Mobile Phone's IMEI Number

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What is an IMEI number?


IMEI number or International Mobile Equipment Identity is the unique serial number of every GSM or UMTS mobile phone. The IMEI number is used by networks/service providers to identify valid phones and block stolen or blacklisted phones from accessing the network. The IMEI number of a mobile phone can also be used to retrieve the unique unlock code for that phone. An IMEI number is either 15 or 17 digits long.

How do you find your mobile phone's IMEI number?

Method 1: It is usually found printed on the phone underneath the battery

Method 2:

  • Switch on your phone with or without any SIM card
  • Type *#06# on your mobile phone
  • Your mobile phone will automatically display a 15 or 17 digit number. This number is your mobile phone's IMEI Number

How do you check to see if an IMEI number is correct?

You can use this website to check the validity of IMEI numbers: http://www.numberingplans.com/?page=analysis&sub=imeinr

This website will also give you other details of your phone if available such as the model number, manufacturer, primary market of your phone, date range of issuance, etc.

You can also use the http://www.numberingplans.com/?page=analysis website to check validity of SIM card numbers, phone numbers, IMSI numbers and ISPC numbers.



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