Check your mobile phones serial number

A note from my friend Ashish: “To check your Mobile phone’s serial number, key in the following digits on your phone:

* # 0 6 #

A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Should your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset. So even if the thief changes the SIM card your phone will be totally useless. If everybody did this, there would be no point in stealing mobile phones.”

  1. Fran says:

    Didn’t work for me either? Is it only for certain providers?

  2. Somsubhra Ray says:

    great things man …..can u plz tell me how to check mob model no if the documents and the paper i have lost.

  3. shaun says:

    worked 4 me tanks!!

  4. prabath says:

    how can i know that good brand pones from IMEI number

  5. Kathy says:

    Didn’t appear for me!

  6. Marj says:

    Did not work for me verizon

  7. silverfaewolf says:

    The code works for certain providers. However, you can also go into your phone settings, and find “phone information” or something similar, and it will also give you the equipment serial number (ESN). Phones w/an IMEI, that’s the same as an MSN or ESN (manufacturer’s or Equipment). It depends on the network. Sprint, Verizon, Cricket, and Metro PCS all run on CDMA towers. Nextel runs on iDEN towers. T-mobile and AT&T run on unicel. Unicel towers are the most common worldwide, but CDMA are the most common in the US. This is why you can use a japanese at&t phone in the states, but can’t always transfer it to the sprint network. They’re designed and programmed to run on different towers.

  8. Waqas says:

    Hi. This trick is useless because if you’ve got a stolen mobile and its IMEI number is blocked by the service provider, there is still a way to use this handset. Reinstall the software of the handset and change the IMEI number too:)). In some countries, the person who does this job would ask the 50% amount of the handset for doing this job.

  9. binu says:

    its working……………………

  10. sunny lonkar says:

    Hello I did this but it didn’t helped me. I had also given my stolen mobile no.’s serial no. to police for racking, but it didn’t.