Mobile is Unique!
Dial this number on your handset
- Every mobile phone handset has its own serial number called an IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity). It is a number which is usually 15 digits long. The IMEI stays with a mobile phone handset forever, even if the SIM card is changed.
- RECORD your IMEI. It may be on the box your phone came in, it may be on the rear of your phone or you can get it from your handset by dialling *#06# (star, hash, zero, six, hash).
- RETAIN your IMEI. When you've made a record of your IMEI, retain it somewhere safe at home. Tell the Police if your IMEI number if your phone is lost or stolen.
- RESULT. The Police can uniquely identify your lost or stolen phone and return it to you.