India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has given out strict orders to disconnect all mobile phones bearing no IMEI (International Equipment Mobile Identity) number by 30th November 2009. So if you’re Indian resident, check your mobile phones IMEI number and verify whether it’s false or not now itself.
How To Locate IMEI number of Mobile
How To Check IMEI Number Online
How to Validate IMEI by sending SMS
What to do if you’re having invalid IMEI number
This initiative from DoT was due to use of Chinese and other un-branded phones in the recent terrorist activity which almost shook the country. The low cost Chinese mobile phones imported in India will be impacted the most as these phones do not have unique IMEI number and they could not be identified. This same can happen on locally assembled mobile phones if they are without a valid IMEI number.
How to Locate IMEI number on your Mobile
IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is unique 15 digit identification number of the Mobile Handset.It is automatically transmitted by the phone when the network asks for it. You can check the IMEI number by pressing *#06#.
Or you can check IMEI by removing the battery and locating a white sticker which will contain the IMEI number.
How to Check IMEI number Online
For checking IMEI number online, just go to this page and enter your imei number which you found out by pressing *#06#
You can check all known information regarding manufacturer, model type, and country of approval of a handset.
or you can download this software
IMEI Number Common Structure
|TAC – Type Allocation Code||Serial Number||Check Digit|
|Reporting Body Identifier, eg MSAI||Type Identifier defined by MSAI||Number range allocated by MSAI but assigned to individual mobile stations by the manufacturer.||Defined as a function of all other digits (calculated by the manufacturer).|
Validating IMEI by SMS (only for India)
For checking your Handset Genuine IMEI Number send SMS to 53232 (eg : IMEI <15digitnumber> send to 53232) only for Indian user.
What to do if you’re having a invalid IMEI number ?
If you are having an invalid IMEI number, then you can always get a new imei number by doing the following procedure. Check this post for more instructions on getting new IMEI number in India.
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is there any way to trace lost mobile phone via imei number.
What will the people who purchase the phones after Nov 30, 2009 have to do if their SIM wont work with the newly purchased phone?
file a complaint in the police cyber cell with your phone's imei number. They will be able to trace it.
It's better not to buy new phones without an IMEI number.
@Lokesh – U CAN BUY PHONES AFTER 30TH NOV WITHOUT A GENUINE IMEI .NOTHING TO WORRY..ITS JUST Rs 200 FOR GETTING A NEW IMEI NUMBER …SO CHILL
CAN WE NOT GO TO THE DEALER IF THE HANDSET IS NOT HAVING A VALID IMEI AS WE HAV PAID FOR IT. IT IS HE WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THIS..IF HE HAS NOT PURCHASE IT FROM THE GENIUNE MANUFACTURE.
I HAV BEEN GIVEN THe address of the AD at cst which was closed today . there wer many at the centre but shop was closed. we wer not able 2 check the IMEI and submit the docs. i think the ample time should be given to check the validity or the dealers should be given this task so to avoid inconvienence to the the users,
it is unfair with that user who fail to implant the new IMEI number because of some reason & still network service of that user barred from network then in that situation what would be the next procedure???????????
Due to some reason i could not able to implant imei before due date so now what should i do?? Is there any hope to register it again…..
I have visited my nearest IMEI implant centre they said that date is over and no more registration is possible….what should i do 2 get my imei registered….thanking u
I have a dual phone mobile but it has only one IMEI no.But since two days Sim2 says invalid Sim but Sim1 is fine. I even checked by an sms to 53232. I got successful reply. What to do with Sim2 and i wanna know if dual sim mobiles need 2 imei no’s.
Sir i am from India using New Company Mobile: LAVA A9. This company newly launched in India, I can't check his IMEI Code. Please give me suggestion about how to check mobile phone IMEI Code, especially Indian Mobile Phone. I am waiting for reply…
I got invalid imei .so what should I do?