What is a IMEI number?
IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity. The IMEI number is normally a different set of 15 numbers used to distinguish 3GPP and iDEN mobile phones, as well as some satellite phones.
How to Do a IMEI Check?
Every mobile phone, GSM modem or device has IMEI number that is usually found printed inside of the battery of every mobile phone, but you can also check it by dialling *#06# on the dial pad of mobile phone, the other way to check IMEI number is going to “Settings -> About Phone -> Status -> IMEI Information.”
Uses of IMEI number
IMEI numbers are used for tracking mobile phones which stop thieves. The IMEI number identifies the mobile phone. It is used to refuse the path of snatched mobile from obtaining the mobile services of a country. Through IMEI number, we can trace the location of any mobile.
Due to excessive use of mobile phones, chances of stealing and looting has increased much from previous years. So many of us don’t know if their mobile phone has lost or stolen? The owner of a cell phone can use the IMEI number for preventing further usage of the mobile phone by blocking it. The owner needs to call the network service provider and inform them about the condition that has happened.
The service provider will block the phone on their network and can also notify the other network providers. You can trace the location of your mobile by using Global Positioning System(GPS). Contact your local operator for locating. The buyer can know more about cell phone through an IMEI number that whether it is reported or not.