An IMEI number (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a unique
15-digit code that identifies the device. The GSM Association organization supplies the
first 14 digits with the last generated by an algorithm called the Lunh formula as a
control digit. This digit is an individual number assigned to each device all over the
The easiest way to find the IMEI number on any phone is to dial the
The IMEI digit sequence was created because using a SIM card identifier did not
allow a permanent identifier for the device. SIM Cards are only associated with
the user and can be transferred from device to device with little effort, so we
use permanent identifiers called IMEI's.
Why check an IMEI number?
Decoding an IMEI number is super
useful when you would like to unlock a device, check to
see if the device has been reported lost or stolen, and a bunch
of other import details. Each device check is unique to that
device, so when buying a used device, you can verify vital