What is IMEI number
of your mobile phone ?
The IMEI (International Mobile
Equipment Identity) number of a mobile phone is a 15 digit number unique to a
mobile handset. Just key in *#06# on your mobile phone and it
will display its IMEI number in most phones. Note it down safely. It is also
usually printed on the compliance plate of the handset usually under the
In fact each GSM mobile phone is assigned a unique IMEI code when it is
produced. If you know the IMEI code of a mobile phone, you can check information
regarding manufacturer, model type, date and country of approval. To do so
Click here .
IMEI number can help in tracking or blocking your mobile phone if it is lost.
When a phone is switched on, the IMEI number is transmitted and checked against
a database in the network's EIR (Equipment Identity Register). The EIR has three
categories namely the "white lists", "grey lists" and "black lists". The
operator can block a handset by putting it in black list. Also by using Global
Positioning System an operator can track the handset user also. But the use of
these lists and technologies is at the operator's discretion. Generally
operators provide these services in case of special investigations only.