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.
Riviera has launched a new mobile phone named Riviera R12, consisting of many exciting features, QVGA 65 K colour CSTN display screen with 176 X 220 pixel of screen resolution, and 128 MB internal memory included. It is already pre-installed with WAP and Opera mini browser embedded with 128 MB internal memory.
Again, this device poses MP3, WAV, MIDI audio support and 3GP video player support. Some of its interesting features are:-
- QVGA 65 K colour CSTN display screen.
- 115 X51.5 X 15.2mm of dimension.
- 76 X 220 pixel of screen resolution.
- Speaker headset.
- Dual SIM [GSM+GSM]
- GSM 900/1800Mhz|GSM 900/1800 MHz network support.
- Digital Zoom.
- QWERTY keypad with trackball navigation.
- 1.3 mega pixel camera.
- Vibration alert.
- USB cable.
- MP3,MP4 player.
- 1280 X 1024pixels of resolution.
- Polyphonic MP3 ringtones.
- In built WAP and Opera mini browser.
- Blue tooth, GPRS connectivity.
- Micro SD/T-Flash memory card slot.
- In built games.
- 3GP Video player support.
- FM radio facility.
- 128 MB internal memory.
- Upto 2GB of external memory.
You can get the Riviera R12 in 2 colours, black and red, with a dimension of 115 X 51.5 X15.2 mm. it supports multi languages inclusive of Hindi and English. For more details you can look up
It weighs approximately 117 gm with a talk time of upto 6 hours depending on the network.
Mercury has come out with their new product-Mercury Breeze mobile phone, which carries a lot of exciting features within, inclusive of a digital camera with 640×480 pixels of resolution and upto 4GB of external memory.
This new dual SIM Mercury Breeze mobile holds T-flash memory card and 250 SMS storage facility. It comes equipped with a WAP browser and an e-book reader.
Some distinctive features of this device are listed below:-
TFT Display screen, Dual SIM, Digital Camera, 640×480 pixels of resolution, Digital Zoom, MP3, MP4 player, FM radio, Upto 4GB of external memory, WAP browser, E-Book reader.
It is available in black only and has a battery power of 1200mAH Li-ion. You can get almost 6 hours of talk time with 10 days of standby. It is also known to adjust with many languages. A USB cable can be an added feature to provide for polyphonic ringtones. Its weight is approximately 76g and operates at frequencies of GSM 900/1800MHz| GSM 900/1800 MHz. it also possesses a display of TFT Display Screen Colours.
Pictures of Mercury Breeze.