Monday, January 5, 2009

Simple to find Lost Mobile

Friends, I got this mail few months back and I found it really useful. So, I thought to post it on my blog so that all of you can make a note of it..

An IMEI number-The International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number is an international identity number used to uniquely identify a mobile phone. The 15-digit IMEI number is an electronic fingerprint transmitted every time a phone is used, which reveals the identity of the mobile handset. How can I find out my IMEI number? IMEI numbers are independent of the phone number and are usually written underneath the battery or on the back of the handset. Mobile phone users can also check their 15 digit IMEI number by dialing *#06# on their mobile handset. Mobile phone owners should make a note of their IMEI number and keep the details in a safe place. If u lost your mobile, send an e-mail to with the following info. Your name: Address: Phone model: Make: Last used No.: E-mail for communication: Missed date: IMEI No.: "No need to go to police station".

Source: THE HINDU, 13.5.06


A well wisher said...

I got the logic... when a thief makes a call, the IMEI number will go to the service provider like idea, who in turn needs to have a software in place that can compare the IMEI with the reported stolen/lost IMEI numbers. If it's a match, the thief is caught. I must note my mobile's IMEI number immediately. I feel the best way to keep it safely noted is in an email.

The same well wisher said...

Not to make any delay, I have noted it in my email account

sunil roy said...

good reminder megha. thanx