Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find answers for all frequently asked questions related to our IMEI check service.

What is IMEI number?

The International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number is a unique identification or serial number that all mobile phones and smartphones have and is typically 15 digits long.

Where can I find my device's IMEI number?

In order to locate IMEI number you can use one of the following methods:

  • As if you are calling a telephone number, try entering the below number: *#06# and the IMEI number may display on your phone screen.
  • On some devices the IMEI may be present on the device itself, usually etched onto the back of the device at the bottom, or under the battery inside the battery cover of the device.
  • Some iPhone devices, such as the iPhone 4s, have the IMEI engraved on the Sim Tray. Pull the sim tray out with an iPhone tray key and the IMEI should be etched on the side of the tray.
  • Some devices will show your IMEI number under the settings screen, often listed under “technical details” or “about”.
  • On Motorola iDen units as soon as you turn on your phone you must press the following sequence of buttons: #*≣ Menu→ If you pause or press anything wrong you will have to start again
  • You can find your IMEI number on the outside of the packaging, it is quite common for the IMEI to be provided on a label on the back of the box that your phone came in – usually with a barcode and other barcodes for serial numbers and more.
What information about my phone can I obtain using your service?

The main feature of our service is to identify the manufacturer and the exact model of phone. This will assist you if you want to unlock, sell, recycle or trade in your mobile phone. Our IMEI checker supports all manufacturers and phone models.

Is this a free service?

Yes, it is! You can identify the exact make and model of your mobile completely free of charge using our service. However, in order to prevent abuse, we do limit the number of devices you can search our database for.

Is your service accurate?

Yes. In over 99% of cases we can identify the make and model of your phone via the IMEI number. Typically handsets that can’t be identified by the IMEI number have been supplied as replacements for faulty devices directly by the manufacturer.