Monday, June 20, 2011

How To check a smart phone if it's STOLEN before buying !

So you want to buy a Used or a New phone from the Internet but you have doubts if its Stolen ? 

All mobile phones are assigned a unique 15 digit IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) code upon production. The IMEI is a useful tool to prevent a stolen handset from accessing a network and being used to place calls. Mobile phone owners who have their phones stolen can contact their mobile network provider and ask them disable a phone using its IMEI number. With an IMEI number, the phone can be blocked from the network quickly and easily.
Before you buy any phone no matter what company produced it ( Apple,Nokia,Blackberry,etc ) you can find if it's stolen by introducing the IMEI Code into this International Numbering Plan service : 

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