In the first place, what’s this IMEI? And why do I need to know the IMEI for my phone?
IMEI is International Mobile Equipment Identity, it’s a unique number used to identify mobile phones.
It’s important to know and note the IMEI for your mobile phone because this number uniquely identifies you device on a GSM network and can be used to track or block a stolen phone from accessing the network.
In the event that your phone is stolen, you can approach your network provider and ask them to track the stolen phone or blacklist it from accessing the network using its IMEI. If the phone is blacklisted, it means that no one will be able to use it to access any network even if the SIM card is changed.
so, now that you know what IMEI is and why it’s important to know it and note it, how do you check the IMEI for your phone?
There are two methods:
- It’s usually printed inside the battery compartment of your phone. Just remove the battery and you will be able to see this number.
- Enter *#06#
Make sure you save it in your important notes; you never know when you might need it.