What is IMEI?

JERMINE April 28, 2010
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What is IMEI and how do you get it to come up on your phone?

  1. Binoy xavier
    April 29, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Entering *#06# will reveal your IMEI number.Handsets without IMEI ( low cost chinese made ones) are illegal to use.IMEI is an unique number that can help you retrieve your lost phone.

  2. Tina
    April 28, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Jermine,

    IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity.

    The Wikipedia article reveals how to obtain the IMEI number for your phone:

    On many devices, the IMEI number can be retrieved by entering *#06#, or using the AT command ATD*#06#. The IMEI number of a GSM device can be retrieved by sending the command AT+CGSN. For more information, refer to the 3GPP TS 27.007, Section 5.4 /2/ standards document.
    Retrieving IMEI Information from an older LG or LG handset can be done by entering these keys: * Right * Left Left * Left *
    IMEI information on BlackBerry devices can also be found by going to options, then status.