Wednesday, December 13

Do Not be Fooled! Know Your Mobile Phone From The Imei

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Try to open the back of your phone. Remove the battery. Take note, you will find a label containing a row of numbers and barcodes. Number is it?

Before discussing further, the label located on the back of the phone is popularly called the Equipment Identity Register (EIR abbreviated). EIR contains a variety of identification numbers and barcodes. One of them is the IMEI number.

Label EIR is circulated in the world created in 3 colors:
– White, which means Valid GSM Mobile Stations
– Grey, mean GSM Mobile Stations are ditrack
– Black, mean Barred Mobile Stations

Is it IMEI?
IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity. Consisting of 15-digit code. IMEI is used as an identification number to your mobile phone. Inside there is information on the country code, assembling, manufacturing codes, and serial number.

Besides can be identified on the back of the phone, Emei number can be known by punch code * # 06 #. If the IMEI number which is obtained is different from that contained in the EIR, we can be sure your cell phone ‘genuine fake’ or have mengaalami IMEI modification. This includes illegal and may subject you to criminal acts.

IMEI can also be your guide, especially if the purchase of used mobile phones. With the IMEI, you can find out ‘status’ your phone, which is made, as well as in production.

IMEI Format
IMEI Format standard is 15 digit number that is translated in the format BBBB CC AA dddddd letter E where:

AA Country Code
Final Assembly Code BBBB
CC Manufacturing Code
Dddddd Serial Number
E extra code

Combined AA and BBB is often referred to as Type Approval Code (TAC)

Manufacturing codes indicate the identity of the manufacturer ponsel.Tiap vendor has a specific code as written in the following table:

Manufacturing Manufacturing Code
AEG 01.02
07, 40 Motorola
10, 20 Nokia
30 Ericsson
40, 41, 44 Siemens
Option International 47
50 Bosch
51 Sony
51 Siemens
51 Ericsson
Alcatel 60
Sagem 70
75 Dancall
80 Philips
85 Panasonic

How do I identify other codes such as Country code and the final assembly? Guide to the codes we rarely meet, but there is one a site that may help you solve the meaning of the code. One is the IVI.

Identification of cell phone and simcard with the IVI
IVI is an abbreviation of the International Numbering Plans. IVI is a specialist in the field in the telecommunications numbering plan. They also provide a variety of services for various needs and market segments. One is service Number Analysis Tool.


Service Number Analysis Tool capable mennerjemahkan digital code sequence code found in telecommunications equipment including phone number, IMSI, IMEI number, sim card and number ISPC (International signaling point codes). The numbers above relating to the mobile world.

To access it, go to the website address Next go to the menu ‘Number Analysis Tools’ on the left side of the front page.

There are 5 analytics service provided, namely:
»Phone number analysis
»IMSI number analysis
»IMEI number analysis
»SIM number analysis
»ISPC number analysis

For example, if you want to know the identity of your phone number, go to the menu Phone number analysis. Enter the numbers to the columns available in the international format (+62). Then press the Analyse button.
For a moment then you will see information in the form of the State where the numbers are approved, the city, as well as your carrier.


To identify the IMEI number, how about the same. Go to the menu IMEI Number analysis is then input your IMEI number. Next press the Analyze button.


Information that appears in the form of mobile equipment or mobile phone model, IMEI range of issues, as well as the location. Well, if you want to quickly find information on the SIM card and phone, please use the site.


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