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The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number is on all GSM and UMTS mobile phones. But your China mobile may bear no IMEI or fake IMEI number. To check the originality of your IMEI number, first you need to find the IMEI number. Indian Government is planning to ban these type of mobiles.
Steps for finding IMEI number
- Ensure your phone is powered on.
- Return to the "idle" screen, or your "desktop". If you were in the middle of a call, end it, and clear any numbers you pressed while making that call.
- Press the following keys one by one: * # 0 6 #
- As you press on the last #, a number will appear with the title, IMEI number, or similar.
How to check authenticity of your IMEI Number?
Visit this link http://www.numberingplans.com/?page=analysis&sub=imeinr and you can check the information about your your IMEI number.
To verify the IMEI number one can send a message “IMEI to 53232
For eg, IMEI 351869910223340 to 53232
Message displayed for correct IMEI – Success!!
Message displayed for incorrect IMEI – Alert!!! Invalid IMEI