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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

How to check for your phone's IMEI?

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.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

How to remove the flashing envelope on your home screen – NOKIA E-Series?

A friend of mine came to me last week and asked me to help her remove the flashing message icon (small envelope) on her Nokia E72. 
I asked her why a small thing like that would bother her? But it also flashes some light around the big navigation button and that bothered her at night.

This message icon (small envelope) flashes on your phone home screen for one reason;
Because you SIM card messages are full.

You phone is cable of storing messages on the SIM card and also on its memory (SD card or the in-built memory).

Usually only 15 messages (maximum) can be stored on the SIM card, and when these messages fill up, that message icon will start flashing on you home screen.


1.       Copy your SIM card messages to the memory card or the phone’s in-built memory.
Menu >> Messaging >> Options >> SIM messages >> Options >> Mark/Unmark >> Mark – select all the messages you wish to move.
Options >> Copy >> copy to Inbox (or any other folder that resides on your phone memory).

2.       Delete your SIM card messages.
Menu >> Messaging >> Options >> SIM messages >> Options >> Mark/Unmark >> Mark all
Options >> Delete – and delete them from you SIM card.

This should take care of the flashing message icon.
Have fun :-)