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Help! What is my mobile's IMEI number and where do I find it?

(10 Posts)
artichokes Tue 30-Sep-08 21:08:06

Anyone know?
Am trying to register new phone on our insurance and I need to register is IMEI number???

harleyd Tue 30-Sep-08 21:09:07

on the side of the box, or inside where the battery goes

WendyWeber Tue 30-Sep-08 21:11:19

Your phone company can tell you - they know everything about your phone as soon as you use it smile

OhWellNeverMind Tue 30-Sep-08 21:12:13

There is usually a barcode on teh side of the box, or inside the battery compartment.

It is a really really long number.

SaintGeorge Tue 30-Sep-08 21:13:10

I know on Nokias you can dial

*#06#

and it tells you the IMEI.

There is probably a similar thing for most makes.

artichokes Tue 30-Sep-08 21:14:46

Hmmm. Threw box away...
Inside the battery bit there are loads of different numbers. One says IC: xxx, another FCC ID: xxxx and the last has no title but is v v long with two forward slashes seperating the numbers.

SaintGeorge Tue 30-Sep-08 21:16:07

Try the code.

Just tried it on my Sony Ericsson and it works.

skirmish Tue 30-Sep-08 21:16:26

you can do the *#06# on all phones and the number will come up - its a 15digit number

artichokes Tue 30-Sep-08 21:16:39

Saint George - That worked! Thank you smile.

(DH v impressed by power of MN)

TheHolyGrail Thu 02-Oct-08 11:30:34

The IMEI was supposed to be able to let operators block stolen 'phones but they never put it into practise as they were concerned about loosing revenue!!

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