In case of theft the new rules will also help in tracking the phones. Every phone should be registered on the government’s website that possess all International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers.
Rules under the prevention of tampering with the Mobile Device Equipment Identification Number (Amendment) , 2022 following rules are included :
In India for every mobile phone manufacturer to register the IMEI of every mobile phone. Mandatory made by Department of Telecommunication (DoT). Indian Counterfeited Device Restriction portal from January 1, 2023 this rule shall come into force,
Imported mobiles for sale, research, testing, and other purposes with the Indian Counterfeited Device Restriction portal it is mandatory to register all IMEI.
What is IMEI means ?
GSM, WCDMA, and iDEN mobile phones, as well as some satellite phones are identified by unique number that is IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity). In the case of dual SIM phones, there are two IMEI numbers but most phones have one IMEI number.
Use of IMEI number :
In case of theft the IMEI number helps track the phone. One can check whether the phone they are interested in has been reported lost, is deny-listed, was subject to an insurance claim, and more with the help of IMEI number. About a phone the number also reveals loads of other details.
How to check IMEI number ?
Go to the phone app and Dial *#06# on your keypad it is the one method.
Non-removable cover or battery (For sealed phones)
- Glance other side of your phone.
- On the back of your device the Model Number, Serial Number, and IMEI are printed.