What is the IMEI number?
IMEI number is a 15-digit unique number that is the identification of GSM, WCDMA, and iDEN cell phones and some satellite phones too. This number is used to verification of the identify the phone and has no permanent or semi-permanent relationship with the owner. Every mobile phone has just one unique IMEI number, excludes devices with dual-SIM, these kinds of phones have two IMEI numbers.
Where can I find my device’s IMEI number?
IMEI number allows you to discover many useful and important information about your device. This unique number can be found in serval places such as:
- secret module (dial *#06# and the IMEI appears on the screen of your device),
- original packaging,
- on the physical device.
Why should I check the IMEI number on the blacklist?
The blacklist check is the first thing that you should do before the purchase. A mobile phone marked as a blacklisted is listed on the database as a device that has been reported lost, stolen or the bills on it haven’t been paid. In fact, that kind of device is useless. So, if you check it and you know that the device that you wish to buy is blacklisted, stop action and do not make any purchase!
What IMEI digits mean?
You may ask if those digits have any particular meaning. Indeed, they have. So here you can check what individual digits of the IMEI number mean:
The first 6 digits are the so-called TAC (Type Approval Code). It is the approval code and the first 2 digits are the code of the country where the approval was made.
The next 2 digits, often named FAC (Final Assembly Code) is the assembly code, which depends on each manufacturer.
The next 6 digits represent the Serial Number of your device.
The last digit is a checksum, so it is nothing else but Check Digit.
The IMEI number is marked as blacklisted. What does it mean?
When the IMEI number is marked as blacklisted it is mean that the device has been reported lost or stolen and the owner of the phone added it to the blacklist database to block the device to make it useless.
My phone was lost/stolen. What should I do?
When your device has been lost you definitely need to report the loss to your provider. When the phone has been stolen you straight away must report it to the police station. After it, ask your network provider about the replacement of your SIM card. The last but not least thing that you’re definitely should do is to change the password to your account matched with your lost or stolen device such as cloud services, banking account, social media, email, and other personal accounts.
How to check if the iPhone is unlocked?
Our IMEI.net gives you the possibility to use an iPhone check, where you will be able to find if:
- Apple device is Blacklisted,
- Carrieris Unlocked,
- SIMLOCKis Unlocked,
- Find My iPhone is ON or OFF.
For all of this information, you just need your unique IMEI number.
How to track lost mobile with IMEI number?
To track your lost mobile by using IMEI number use the special apps that Google Play has to offer. You are also able to use Find Lost Phone, Find My Device. Most of these services can be activated via SMS, some of them are supported by IMEI number.
What is a Serial Number?
SN is used to track devices throughout the whole receiving and sales process. Only one, the original number is matched to the one phone. Mostly, the serial number is used for warranty or version control.
You are able to find SN on the settings in your device, on the original packaging, and on the receipt or invoice.
What is eSIM?
eSIM is a virtual SIM card build inside your device, needs to be supported by the network provider, and works in the same way as the NFC chip that is used for contactless payments like Apple Pay and Google Pay.
What is MEID?
MEID is a Mobile Equipment Identifier that consists of 14 characters, which contains two basic components such as the manufacturer code and the serial number.
This is a special identification number for a physical piece of mobile station equipment that is coordinated with IMEI numbers, global roaming, and harmonization between 3G, 4G, and also 5G technologies as a universal mobile equipment identifier.