What does IMEI number mean on your phone?

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IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity. It is a 15-digit unique code that is assigned to every mobile phone, including smartphones, iPhones, tablets, and some satellite phones. It is like the serial number for a phone. The IMEI number is used by mobile phone networks to identify and track phones. It can also be used to block stolen phones from accessing the network.

The first 8 digits of the IMEI are the TAC (Type Allocation Code), which identifies the manufacturer and model of the device. The next 6 digits are the serial number, which is unique to each device. The last digit is a checksum, which is used to verify the accuracy of the other 14 digits.

Here are some of the ways to find the IMEI code of your phone:

  • Dial *#06#. This is the answer to the question of “what to dial to get IMEI“, and the universal way to find the IMEI NO. of any phone.
  • Check the phone’s packaging. The IMEI NO. is usually printed on the phone’s packaging.
  • Look for the IMEI sticker on the phone. The IMEI NO. is usually printed on a sticker on the phone’s back or bottom.
  • Go to the phone’s settings. In the settings, go to “About Phone” or “Status” and look for the IMEI number.

Here are the things that the IMEI number can tell you:

  • The manufacturer and model of the phone.
  • The unique serial number of the phone.
  • The country where the phone was made.
  • Whether the phone is still under warranty.
  • Whether the phone has been reported stolen or lost.

The IMEI NO. is a valuable piece of information that you should keep safe. If your phone is lost or stolen, you can use the IMEI NO. to report it to the police and block it from accessing the network.

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Here are some of the things you can do with the IMEI NO.:

  • Track your phone if it is lost or stolen.
  • Block your phone from accessing the network if it is lost or stolen.
  • Register your phone with the authorities to help prevent it from being used for illegal activities.
  • Check if your phone is genuine.
  • Get warranty service for your phone.

It is a good idea to write down the IMEI number of your phone and keep it in a safe place. You should also report the IMEI number to your mobile phone network so that they can block your phone if it is lost or stolen.

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