Frequently Asked Questions

What is an IMEI and why is it important?

IMEI is a unique identifier for a mobile device; no two devices share the same IMEI.

Most modern smartphones use an IMEI number as an identifier, but some older CDMA devices use a MEID. GSM, unlocked, and newer CDMA devices use IMEI numbers.

You can check your IMEI here using our free IMEI Check service.

How can I check my IMEI to ensure it's clean?

You can check your IMEI using check service

How do I find my device's IMEI number?

Finding the IMEI tied to your device depends a lot on the device itself.

In many cases, you can find the device identifier dialing *#06#

What is an IMEI number?

IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity and is a unique identifier for a mobile device. IMEI is a type of ESN (Electronic Serial Number).

IMEI numbers are typically 15 digits in length.

Here are some example (and invalid) IMEI numbers:


What does blacklisted mean?

A whitelisted IMEI has been officially registered with a device by the manufacturer.

A blacklisted IMEI has been reported lost or stolen with the global registry. A blacklisted device cannot be activated or used with any carrier.