This post is to create awareness on "How to find one's Mobile phone is having original or Fake IMIE number". Throw away your unbranded phones to bin.
This is so important, since cheap/low cost mobile phones deals are available in the market. Most of them are imported from China,Korea,Taiwan or other south east asian countries.
These phone has got much more advance features than the real one. With the price being low middle class people tend to buy these mobiles.
Without any doubt,mobile phone has become a important gadget. To be honest it has become artificial part of a human body :(
The same level with trouble due to usage of Mobile phones in our daily life.
The more your are exposed to mobile phone there will be equal impact in your health in a long term. As well as your investing your precious money to get this cool gadgets with advanced computing features. So care should be taken that you get the right gadget.
This is the individual point of view. What about misuse of Mobile phones against national security.
The Indian govt ie., DOT has urged Telecom service providers to stop service duplicate mobile phone handset users. This action is mainly because of terrorist or anyone with fraud IMIE can misuse. Now the tricky question is How do we know one's mobile phone is duplicate one.
If you would have come across term called "IMIE" number which is the International Mobile Equipment Identity or IMEI (pronounced /aɪˈmiː/) is a number unique to every GSM and WCDMA and iDEN mobile phone, as well as some satellite phones. It is usually found printed inside the battery compartment of the phone.
Source: IBN live
How can we find IMIE number in mobile phone: Its common for all manufacturers Nokia,Samsung,Sony Ericsson,LG etc.
It can also be displayed on the screen of the phone by entering *#06# into the keypad.
Note down this IMIE no and it keep safely. This will be very handy to deactivate/ban your mobile when you have lost your mobile phone or robbed by someone(Mobile theft is very common).
But since we are talking about Mobile phone to be genuine or not.
SMS your mobile IMIE to 53232 from your own handset.
Sub: IMIE 490154203237518
You will get reply saying that whether your mobile handset is genuine or duplicate. If its duplicate one please change that mobile phone with your retailer orelse you will be in trouble soon.
I wish your Mobile handset is having genuine IMEI number and your good to go.