Saturday, November 17, 2007

How to know the IMEI number?

The International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) is a 15 digit code that uniquely identifies your mobile phone. It is a very useful code, for example, the wireless operator will use your IMEI code to relate to your account and identify stolen phones, locking them from using the network. Nokia Series 60 devices often uses IMEI codes to register the purchase of software. There are two ways to find out your phone's IMEI number:

The first method is to search on label. The IMEI number appear on the packaging of the telephone box. If you lose the original package box, it can also be found on the white label under the battery.

The second method is to type *#06# on your keyboard, as if you call a phone number (do not press the Send key green). Immediately after you type in these numbers, the phone will display its IMEI number.

If you buy a used phone from a third broker, it's a good idea to ensure that the IMEI number returned by the phone software is similar with the IMEI number on the inner label and the box. A mismatch may indicate that the phone is stolen or counterfeit.

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