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How to know the IMEI code for my mobile

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to know the IMEI code for my mobile

The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) code is pre-recorded on each unit. Its main function is to identify mobile devices worldwide. In most cases this code consists of 15 digits. It is important to know the code to make use of the various functions it enables. So in this article wants to share with you how to know the IMEI code of your phone.

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Steps to follow:


Finding out the IMEI code of your mobile is really easy. The first option is through dialling the following keys on our mobile telephones: *#06# and the IMEI code is immediately displayed.


Another way to know the IMEI code of your mobile handset is by referring to the surface underneath the battery. So we must first remove the battery and beneath it you will find a series of stickers Read carefully to find the IMEI code.


Once we know the IMEI code of the mobile it is useful to keep it safely for future reference. Should someone steal our mobile phone we can contact our telephone operator to have it blocked and thus contribute to having mobile phone theft fall as the units become useless to thieves due to them being blocked.


Even more useful is to use the IMEI code for unlocking our mobile. Usually telephone operators provide us with the mobile unit but these are configured to work only with that operator's SIM cards. Once you have fulfilled the minimum contract requirements you can have your mobile phone unlocked. When doing so the IMEI code of the phone will be required.

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Betty Kenyon
found the # on the back of the phone and put it in and it still will not unlock the phone
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