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IMEI

(International Mobile Equipment Identity) A unique number assigned to a GSM, UMTS or IDEN cellphone. The IMEI identifies the phone model and serial number, whereas the IMSI (international mobile subscriber identity) number identifies the user. The equivalent of IMEI in a CDMA cellphone is the electronic serial number (see ESN) or mobile equipment ID (see MEID). See IMSI.
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Any device with an IMEI that does not meet the legal criteria will be blacklisted.
The IMEI block had two intentions: to prevent mobiles that were not whitelisted from connecting to the country's cellular networks, and requiring importers to trade above the table.
First, to check if your Note 7 is safe to continue using, find your device's IMEI or serial number.
He added: "Knowing your IMEI number is important for several reasons.
When a phone is switched on, this unique IMEI number is transmitted and this number is checked against a database of handsets that have been reported as lost or stolen to the mobile phone network provider's Equipment Identity Register (EIR).
But in fact, to falsify the administrative messages what an attacker should know is only phone IMEI number.
The same can be ascertained / obtained from searching their IMEI numbers on various networks.
The service can also be used to verify the originality of the device used to send the text by capturing the IMEI number, which can tell if the mobile number is from a genuine account.
IMEI is a number, usually unique, used to identify genuine phones.
The Star daily argued that prominent politicians and bureaucrats were wiretapped illegally and published the IMEI numbers of the allegedly wiretapped phone devices in an effort to prove the illegality, hiding the last three digits.
The Association said that the IMEI registration positively affected the trade of mobile phones.
The gathering addressed a recent decision by the minister to cancel the registration of devices' IMEI codes required before they can be used on Lebanese networks.