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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Know Your Phone IMEI Function

IMEI stands for International Mobile Equiptment Identity. It is not just numbers but have some functions.
In India, India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had implement the if the IMEI for verification that the phone is genuine. Phones without the IMEI will be disconnected. The Indian initiative was due to the many low cost Chinese products and other unbranded phones that has been used in terrorists activities. 

 IMEI is a unique 15 digit number found usually in the battery compartment and is automatically transmitted if asked by the network. If you have a genuine mobile phone you can check by pressing *#06# and then the 15 digit number (e.g. 316725.10.4690216) will appear on your screen. This is the IMEI. Another option is to remove the back cover and battery and the number can be seen on the sticker together with the barcode. 

finding_imeiYou can check your number online by going HERE and you can check all known information regarding manufacturer, model type, and country of approval of a handset.


What prompted me to write this post is because I received a BBM message about checking the validity of Blackberry Phones. Information regarding where the BB was manufactured can be checked using the seventh and eigth digit as follows:
10 - produced in Finland with best quality
02 or 20 - Asia with poor quality
08 0r 80 - produced in Germany with best quality
03 - Produce either in France or Canada with good quality
04 - Limited Edition produce specially for Canada with best quality in the world.

Therefore if your Blackberry do not have the above mentioned digits it might mean that you are having imitation BBs.


Your IMEI can also be used to block your phone in case the set is lost or being stolen by contacting your network mobile provider requesting them to block the IMEI number. The lost orc stolen phone will be not usable even the sim card has been changed because the new SIM card will request for the service with the IMEI and the blocked IMEI will ignore the request.  


I am not sure whether Malaysia's network provider had implemented this safety procedures.  

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