So, you just got your mobile phone stolen. What to do next? Well, one of the ways to track your mobile phone is by tracking your phone’s IMEI. IMEI stands for International Mobile Station Equipment Identity. It is a unique number for every mobile phone that was manufactured. It has 14 to 15 numbers that represents your mobile phones ID. You can quickly know your phone unique IMEI number by pressing *#06# on your phone keypad.
Your phone will instantly show a string of numbers. This number represents the phones IMEI. The IMEI is usually used by GSM operator network to identify whether your phone is a valid device and not a clone one or a stolen one. GSM operator can actually stop the mobile phone that has an IMEI that was blacklisted. So, by blacklisting the IMEI, even though the thief changes the SIM of the phone, it will still cannot be used since the IMEI is unique to the mobile phone itself. So, make sure to remember your mobile phone’s IMEI and store it someplace safe. This will prove to be useful if your mobile phone do get lost. You can immediately use this IMEI number by calling your operator and tell them that your mobile phone got stolen or lost. By giving the mobile phones IMEI number, the operator will block that mobile phone form using the operator’s network. This will make the stolen mobile phone render less. But, if you decide locate your mobile phone yourself; there are a number of services or software available on the web. One of it is http://www.trackimei.com. There are also many free software available. One of it is http://www.glympse.com. You can search the web for other free tracking devices for your mobile number.There are also apps that are sold specifically to locate phone such as Seekdroid. However, by using the IMEI number, your operator usually can do the tracking for you. Usually your network operator will ask for a police report before they can do the tracking of your mobile phone. So, lodge a police report and then give your mobile phone IMEI to the operator. Once, they have tracked the location of your phone, it is advisable that you should notify the police and let them do their job in retrieving it. Do not put yourself in danger.
Disclaimer:- This article provides information on how to track your phone using IMEI by various external methods. We do not provide any services or products to track your phone using IMEI.