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IMEI number, an International Mobile Equipment Identity,

What is an IMEI number?

All mobile phones have a unique identification number called an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI). It’s kind of like an Aadhar Card for your cell phone.

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What is an IMEI Number?

An International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number is a unique 15-digit code assigned to mobile phones, identifying and distinguishing each device for tracking, security, and authentication purposes.

In this article, we are going to discuss what significance this number holds and why it is needed.

As mentioned above, an IMEI number serves as the identification for a mobile device. Single-SIM devices have one IMEI number while Dual-SIM devices have two.

So How IMEI Number is useful?
Well, using an IMEI number, concerned authorities can find out details about your mobile device just like the police can find out details about us using our Aadhar ID. This becomes especially useful in the event of you losing, misplacing, or getting your cell phone stolen. Using your IMEI number, authorities(in this case your carrier) can flag your cell phone and prohibit it from making or receiving calls, texts, or even connecting to the internet. Similarly, an IMEI number can be used to find out whether a used cell phone is blacklisted or not.

What is an IMEI number used for?

An IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number is used to uniquely identify mobile devices. It helps track and block stolen phones, facilitates lawful interception, and supports device authentication.

Understanding and keeping track of your IMEI number is useful for device management, security, and ensuring your mobile device's authenticity. If your phone is lost or stolen, providing the IMEI number to the relevant authorities can help in the recovery or blocking of the device.

How to find the IMEI number on your device?
To find the IMEI number on your device, dial *#06# on your phone. The IMEI will appear on the screen. Alternatively, check the device's settings or the original packaging.


According to some researchers, people spend around 3 hours everyday on their personal devices or mobile phones. Some heavy users and 15% of children even spend 4 hours of their day on their smartphone




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