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'Cell phone sets with fake IMEI won’t function in BD'

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Cell phone sets with fake International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers will not be able to use Bangladesh’s mobile network.

Cell phone sets with fake International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers will not be able to use Bangladesh’s mobile network.

Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) issued a notice in this regard on Tuesday.

The commission asked people to check whether their cell phone sets’ IMEI numbers are registered with BTRC.

If an IMEI is found unregistered, then the number is either fake or a copy and therefore was brought into the country illegally.

BTRC also said that they would start deactivating illegally imported mobile phone sets already in use in the country after a certain period.

In order to know the 15-digit IMEI number, dial *#06# on the phone set. After dialing, the IMEI number of that particular set will be shown which then needs to be sent to BTRC at its short code (16002) to check if the set is registered.

To text BTRC, go to message option then type KYD space 15-digit IMEI number and send to the short code.

 

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