Blocking A Lost Mobile Device With The Help Of IMEI Number
IMEI is a standard used by all mobile service providers. It is an Acronym for international mobile equipment identification. Every single handset is allotted a specific IMEI number which is unique. IMEI number of any two different mobile devices can share this as it is unique to its handset.
One can retrieve its IMEI by pressing *#06# on the mobile. Stolen or lost mobile set can be located easily with the help of this number because of its uniqueness. One has to save this number for future use. This number is also printed on the mobile cover.
Steps to take to block a stolen or lost mobile device using this unique IMEI Number:
When a mobile device is switched on, the SIM present in the device connects with the surrounding network. A connection is established between a mobile device and its closest network tower. Information such as IMEI Number, version, Mobile Model etc are then transmitted to the mobile operator. A record is maintained by your operator every time your device is switched on and the services are utilized.
If a mobile device is stolen or lost, then a person should contact their network service provider so that our IMEI Number is blocked. A police FIR should be filed first and then a copy of the same should be provided to the operator. These service providers share the hosting services so that IMEI Numbers can be blocked. For example if Airtel service provider is asked to block a mobile device, the same will be stopped by other service providers like reliance, Vodafone, idea cellular.
If a thief switches the stolen mobile, then all the service providers will automatically block every single connection from the device. Even if a thief changes the SIM, he cannot use the services as the blocked IMEI handset with new SIM will automatically be ignored.
You can procure the new SIM number from the service provider for your stolen mobile device by tracking the IMEI number. There are many mobile no. tracker services which will track the stolen mobile.
All the information about a mobile device can be retrieved with the help of an IMEI number. IMEI number analysis will provide more details about the handset, manufacturing date, model and many more internal data freely.