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Thu, Jan 02, 2020 6:06

Lost smartphone can get back with just IMEI number

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If you have ever lost your mobile phone you will remember how absolutely mortifying the whole experience is. Besides blocking your number and informing everyone somehow that your phone has been stolen, it is also a task to try to possibly trace it.

If you have ever lost your mobile phone you will remember how absolutely mortifying the whole experience is. Besides blocking your number and informing everyone somehow that your phone has been stolen, it is also a task to try to possibly trace it.

While you can use the ‘Find my iPhone’ for your Apple or the ‘Find my Phone’ app on certain Android phones, this does require an active internet connection for you to be able to trigger it. However, the Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR) can track your phone with just your smartphone’s IMEI mumber.

The International Mobile Equipment Identity number or the IMEI number is unique to every device and this is what CEIR uses to block or track phones that have been stolen or lost.

The CEIR website will allow you to register a request to block a stolen or lost smartphone, unlock the phone if and when you find it and track the status of your applications while they are being processed. The only thing you need to know is:

– The IMEI number that can be found on your smartphone’s retail box or in the invoice. You can also find out the IMEI number of your device by dialing *#06#