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The International Mobile Station Equipment Identity is a number for GSM mobile phone, usually unique. It is usually found printed inside the battery compartment of the phone. It can also be displayed on the screen of the phone by entering *#06# into the keypad on most phones. IMEI no is 15/17 digit number.
The IMEI number is used by a GSM network to identify valid devices and therefore can be used for stopping a stolen phone from accessing that network. For example, if a mobile phone is stolen, the owner can call his or her network provider and instruct them to "blacklist" the phone using its IMEI number. This renders the phone useless on that network and sometimes other networks too, whether or not the phone's SIM is changed.
Another term which is known as MEID- Mobile Equipment Identifier is same as IMEI but used in case of CDMA phones. MEID numbers are 14 characters long made up of letters and numbers.
Knowing IMEI of your mobile cell phone is very important because it can help you track, trace or locate your mobile cell phone when lost or stolen. it is compulsory for filling a FIR too, So It is always advised to keep it safe at some place, you can also store it in database of lost stolen and found mobiles(like www.3gadgets.com), where they keep your IMEI number safe and when you need it you can get it by just typing username and password, these sites also provide the service of tracking your phone when lost or stolen by just changing the status to Lost or Stolen free of cost.
Locating lost mobile phone with IMEI
We all have heard that lost phone can be tracked or traced by IMEI no of mobile phone, but question how? Let me tell you tracking lost mobile with IMEI is possible only by two ways
1. Your mobile telecom operator can track it whenever your phone connects to telecom network irrespective of SIM changed, in few countries telecom operators share the centralized list of black listed IMEIs, which help track phone from all the networks.
2. With the help of database of Lost, stolen and found mobile devices, this database is same as list of blacklisted IMEIs but it is managed by private organizations where they provide on additional service of checking the authenticity of used phone to used phone buyer, dealers, resellers & low enforcement agencies where these services increase the chances of finding lost phone even more and even before its sold by thief.Report lost mobile phone