IMEI – Why is it important to me

Your cell phone holds your vital data – the contact numbers, email address of your friends / clients, conversations, and videos / pictures of you. Now think of the moment when you might lose your device or it gets stolen. Only a few of us are proactive to take backup of the data in some other storage device. Apart from losing the data, you can suffer from its misuse.

IMEI (International Mobile Station Equipment Identity) number can be your friend in such situations. If you know the IMEI number of the device you lost, you can take help of mobile tracker services. Plus, to ensure that the person who finds your device is not able to use it, contact your network service provider and raise a request for blacklisting.

You can know the IMEI number of your device by dialing *#06# from the same device. In tough situations, this number can resolve many of your concerns. For this, you have to be alert and active. The moment you believe that your mobile phone is lost / stolen and you are unable to locate it, inform the same to your network provider who will block the phone on that network.

You can also get information about the model number and origin of your device with the help of IMEI number. The first 8 digits of this 15-digit number help identifying the origin and model. The manufacturer of the device can be identified with the help of next 6 digits. Last digit is the check digit.