If u loses your mobile in India, you can get it back

Got an interesting fact to share… Nowadays each one of us carries Hi End and Smart Mobile devices and always fears that it may be stolen.

Each mobile carries a unique IMEI i.e. International Mobile Identity No which can be used to track your mobile anywhere in the world.

This is how it works!!!!!!

English: IMEI number of cell phone

IMEI Number of a cell phone

1. Dial *#06# from your mobile.
2. Your mobile shows a unique 15 digit.
3. Note down this no anywhere but except your mobile as this is the no which will help trace your mobile in case of a theft.
4. Once stolen you just have to mail this 15 digit IMEI no. to cop@vsnl.net

5. No need to go to police.
6. Your Mobile will be traced within next 24 hrs via a complex system of GPRS and internet.
7. You will find where your hand set is being operated even in case your no is being changed.

Deutsch: IMEI-Anzeige eines Handys


If u lose your mobile, send an e-mail to cop@vsnl.net with the following Info:

1.Your name:

  1. Address:
  2. Phone model
  3. Make
  4. Last used No
  5. E-mail for communication
  6. Missed date
  7. IMEI No.

What Is My Phone’s IMEI, And What Is It For?

You might have heard the acronym “IMEI” and know it relates loosely to the identity of your phone, but do you know exactly what it’s function is and what it is used for? Every new phone sold should have a unique IMEI number that is meant to remain the same for the lifetime of that product.

As smartphones increasingly become the target of theft across the world, the value of an IMEI number – and more importantly having a record of your device’s number – is not to be underestimated. In this article we’ll explore why our mobile devices need an IMEI and run through the basic methods that will enable you to find and record yours.

What Is An IMEI

IMEI literally stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity. The clue’s in the name, but each and every device should have a unique IMEI to differentiate it from the rest of the pack. When you buy a new phone you may notice the IMEI on the box or even the receipt. If ever you have to take your phone in for repair then there’s a good chance the IMEI will be noted for warranty and identity purposes.

A standard IMEI number is a 14 digit decimal string accompanied by an additional check number and an IMEI/SV (with the SV standing for software version) is 16 decimal digits, though these only usually appear on newer devices. The purpose of an IMEI goes beyond simple identification and the number can be used to block devices from accessing the cellular network. If your phone is stolen and you notify your service provider, they will block the device from their network and in some regions other networks too. Police often keep a record of stolen phones and use IMEI numbers as identification.

As of 2004, the current format for these unique identifiers is AA-BBBBBB-CCCCCC-D. The first two portions labelled A and B are known as the type allocation code (TAC), and these directly relate to the manufacturer and model of the phone. As an example, the currentiPhone 5 has a TAC of 01-332700 and the Samsung Galaxy S2 uses 35-853704. The section of the code labeled is a serial number unique to the handset and defined by the manufacturer. The last digit is a checksum, used for verifying the entire string.

The IMEI is locked to the device, and has no relation to the SIM card. If your phone is stolen, settings reset and the SIM card is replaced, the IMEI will not change without further intervention. If your phone is stolen and you attempt to block it using the IMEI, be sure to ask your carrier if this block will extend to other networks as well. If not, you might want to try contacting the other major networks in your region to ask what can be done. In certain regions changing the IMEI number is illegal without a good reason to do so, and the practice is generally frowned upon as there are very few valid reasons for doing so.

While it may be illegal to change the IMEI of a device, it does happen. Thieves in particular will attempt to take non-blacklisted numbers and apply them to their stolen devices in order to make them usable again. For this reason it comes highly recommended that you never share or post your IMEI online, else you may find that your device can be cloned. In the interests of ongoing investigations by authorities, an IMEI can be used when wiretapping a device as well.

How To Find Your IMEI

The majority of mobile devices will display their IMEI by entering *#06# on the keypad. This is generally enough to reveal the code on older devices and most newer ones too, though you can also use other techniques if you’ve got a phone manufactured by one of the following:

  • iOS (iPhone, LTE/3G iPad): Found in the Settings > General > About menu.
  • Android: Found in the “Settings” menu under “About Phone”.
  • Older Sony or Sony Ericsson: Enter “* Right * Left Left * Left *” on the keypad.
  • Blackberry or newer Sony Ericsson: Found in the “Options” menu under “Status”.

If you would like to check exactly what your phone’s IMEI number says about your handset then you can do so using


The IMEI numbers in your mobile devices are important and unique identifiers that you should make a note of right now if you haven’t already. If your phone is stolen then the IMEI won’thelp get it back, though you will be able to take some solace in the knowledge that you can render the device useless as a phone.

CODES.. They don’t tell you in the Manual

To check the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity)

Type: *#06#:
Information you get from the IMEI: XXXXXX XX XXXXXX X TAC FAC SNR SP

TAC = Type Approval Code (first 2 digits = country code).
FAC = Final Assembly Code (For Nokia phones FAC=10). SNR = Serial Number. SP = Spare (always SP=0).

To check the phone’s software (firmware revision information)

Type: *#0000# (or for some phones other then Nokia 61XX you can try *#model number# ex. for 8110 *#8110#) Information you can get from the phone’s software version: V 3.14 28-11-97 NSE-3 1st line: Software version. 2nd line: The date of the software release.3nd line: Phone type, .Some versions and dates:V 3.14 28/11/97 V4.33 11/03/98 V 4.73 22/04/98 V 5.24 14/9/98

Serial numbers on your Phones: Exmple 6110

For  info type: *#92702689#

The first screen gives you the serial and IMEI number.
Then there is the Date of Manufacture: ex. Made 1297
Then there is the Purchasing Date: ex. Purchasing Date 0298
Then there is the last Repair Date: ex. Repaired: 0000

Note: you must turn off the phone to exit after this test, because of the last function, “transfer user data” which Doesn’t work as “standard”.. ..You can use this mode only to transfer all Calender, Profile and Callers Group Information to another phone (eg. if you are replacing phone or configuring phones for use within your company or when a particular phone doesn’t works correctly )



Send an E-mail from your GSM
From your telephone you can send an email to whichever E-mail customer of the Internet network. The e-mail will be sent to the maximum of within an hour from the reception. The sent message will contain in luminosity the telephone number of the sender. In order for sending e-mail, send an SMS with this syntax (separated by spaces):EMA name@domain text-of-your- email Example: in order to send an email to john@doe.com, do the following: EMA john@doe.com text-of-your- email if your phone cant print @ replace it with a ! EMA johon!doe.com text-of-your- email And then send this message to the folloving number: +39 338 8641732

Free SMS Center numbers
From your telephone you can send SMS messages of 160 char. max. to another GSM phone. Your message will be sent through an SMS Center (usually the one that gave your provider) You pay a little fee depending of your provider, BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY something In order for sending SMS without paying anything, you got to change your SMS Center number with these one +491722270300 or +358405202999 or 352021100003



Revealing Headphone and Car-Kit Menus

Think about this: If you do these tricks the new menus can not be erased after the procedure. But it’s not dangerous or harmful for your phone To enable the headset-function, you have to short-circuit the “3” and “4”. After a short time there is “Headset” on the display Now, menu 3-6 is now enabled! To enable the carkit-function you have to short-circuit the “4” and “5”. After a short time, “Car” is shown on the display and the menu 3-7 is enabled!!

This Trick is for you how want to hear more then your supposed to!

If you short-circuit the left and the right contact with the middle contact (“3”, “6” and “9”) the Nokia Software hangs! The profile “Headset” will be activated. Before you do this, just active the “auto call receive” function in the headphone profile and set the ringing volume to “mute” Now you can use your phone for checking out what people are talking about in a room. Place the phone somewhere stratidic and call your phone! The phone receives the call without ringing and you can listen to what people are talking about!


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6 responses »

  1. Wow, incredible blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is wonderful, as well as the content!. Thanks For Your article about MOBILE TIPS AND TRICKS | SHANEPEDiA .


  2. J Jayashree says:

    *#06#9629274298 this number imei number trace


  3. Suzalem says:

    The site you present shows the basic info of an iPhone, and their premium checks are a bit expensive. You can try the IMEI-INDEX.COM which provides more detailed reports, with less money. http://www.imei-index.com/


  4. You can get a lot of information from the IMEI number of your iPhone as you wrote in the post, but you cannot find the Network and the SIM-Lock status of it. There are many online services that can help you with that and the prices are very low. Make sure to check that the company you will choose have a direct GSX access to Apple’s database, else the information will not be accurate. Personally I have used the IMEI-Index.com and until now they always provide me quick and accurate info. I highly suggest it.


  5. Hi Thanks for this informative post. keep posting i bookmarked your blog.


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