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What is IMEI number and what does it use for?

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The ultimate guide of IMEI NO.

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IMEI numbers


IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity. It is a 15-digit unique serial number that is assigned to every mobile phone, including iPhone. A dual SIM smartphone will have two IMEI number, each IMEI number corresponds to a SIM slot. The IMEI number is used to identify a specific phone across all mobile networks. It can also be used to track down and block stolen phones.

Here are some of the uses of IMEI number:

  • To identify a specific phone. The IMEI number is a unique identifier for each phone, so it can be used to identify a specific phone even if it has been switched off or has a different SIM card.
  • To track down stolen phones. If a phone is stolen, the IMEI number can be reported to the police or to the phone carrier. The phone carrier can then use the IMEI number to block the phone from being used on their network.
  • To prevent phones from being used to commit fraud. Some criminals use stolen phones to commit fraud, such as making unauthorized calls or sending spam messages. The IMEI number can be used to block these phones from being used to commit fraud.
  • To check if a phone is compatible with a network. The IMEI number can be used to check if a phone is compatible with a particular network. This is important if you are buying a used phone or if you are traveling to a different country.


It is important to keep your IMEI number safe. You should not give it out to anyone unless you are sure that they are trustworthy. If you think that your phone has been stolen, you should report the IMEI number to the police or to your phone carrier.

Here are some things to keep in mind about IMEI numbers:

  • The IMEI number is not the same as the SIM card number. The SIM card number is used to identify the subscriber on a cellular network.
  • The IMEI number can be changed, but it is a difficult process and it is not always successful.
  • If you are buying a used phone, you should check the IMEI number to make sure that it is not blacklisted. A blacklisted phone is a phone that has been reported as stolen or lost.



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