The IMEI number (or International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a cell phone’s unique and permanent identification code. It is normally 15 or 17 digits long, irreplaceable and is non-transferable.
This number helps to unequivocally identify the cell phone. It’s essential for getting more information on the status of the device and whether it can be unlocked from its current network carrier.
The IMEI number is always associated with the cell phone, so you shouldn’t have a problem obtaining and using this identification code if you decide to buy a second-hand phone.
How to find the IMEI number of a cell phone?
The recommended way to find the IMEI is by turning the device on and then dialing *#06#. The IMEI will automatically appear on the screen. This is a universal method and valid for all makes, models, and network carriers.
Occasionally, the IMEI number can also be found under the phone’s Settings, or on the back of the device, the original packaging or the sales receipt. However, we urge caution trusting any number printed on the device or the box it came in, as it may not coincide with the phone’s actual IMEI.
What is the IMEI number of a cell phone used for?
The following information can be obtained using a cell phone’s IMEI number:
- Check if the device has been blacklisted by the original network carrier.
- Find out to which network carrier the phone is locked.
- Check the device’s warranty status online.
- Determine if the cell phone can be unlocked via IMEI.
- Find out the exact model of a phone.
- Check to see if an iPhone or iPad is already unlocked.
- Verify if an iPhone or iPad is iCloud locked.
- Check the Xiaomi Mi Account status of the device.
All the above services or checks are available on the doctorSIM website and are 100% safe, simple, and fast.
We recommend that you only use trusted companies such as doctorSIM to share sensitive information such as the IMEI. If the IMEI falls into the wrong hands, it could lead to attempted identity or data theft.
More information: Check your phone’s IMEI