Tag Archive: IMEI

How to check your IMEI number

Every phone has a unique identifying number known as an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI). The code is found on the phone’s box and is also located inside the battery compartment. In newer phones, and those without a removable battery, the code is often on a sticker on the back of the device.

What is an IMEI?

The IMEI code, which is often 15 digits long, is not unlike a social security number. It can be used to figure out  [Read More…]

India is setting up an IMEI database to discourage phone theft

The central equipment identity register is expected to be implemented in the coming weeks.

What you need to know India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) will soon implement a central register of IMEI numbers to tackle the phone theft menace. The DoT will blacklist IMEI numbers that are reported to it as being stolen or lost, blocking access to cellular networks. Another objective of the central register will be to make IMEI-based lawful interception easier.

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How to find the IMEI number on your Android phone

There are lots of easy ways to find your phone’s IMEI number.

No matter what phone you’re using — whether it’s a budget Moto E4 or a $ 900 Galaxy Note 8 — it will have an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number. The IMEI number is a unique identifier that’s usually a string of 15 digits, and comes in handy if you’re trying to locate a lost or stolen phone.

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