IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity. It is a unique 15-digit number that is unique for all devices which use cellular devices. It helps us to identify each device differently. We can use this number to block a mobile phone from being used by another person if it is lost or stolen. Whenever anyone inserts a SIM card ( or turns his cellular device on ) his IMSI number gets registered with his IMEI number.
How to Find the IMEI Number Of Your Phone?
You can find the IMEI number of your phone by simply pressing *#06# on your keypad. If you have a dual SIM device then 2 IMEI numbers will be displayed.
How to trace IMEI?
As we saw in this article, whenever you turn your cellular device on, the IMSI number of the SIM card and IMEI number of the device are maintained by Cellular companies. This helps legal authorities, law enforcement, and police departments to trace a phone. They can find the IMSI number of SIM from IMEI thus providing them with all SIM cards used by that device as well as the IMEI number used by a particular phone but in any case, they have to inform cellular departments to keep track of a particular IMEI number for new IMSI number of new SIM cards inserted.