From the past few years,nepal had been making a strict rules on the technologies. & this time yet again government of Nepal had shows its strong regulations demanding”IMEI” numbers from every mobile phones users.As per the source,The rules regarding to the IMEI numbers will be valid from 1st of Baisakh 2073.But those users who donot have their IMEI number will be first informed & if the actions isnot seriously taken from those users,it will autoblock after 6months from the informed date.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF IMEI NUMBER?
-IMEI numbers have one principal purpose: to identify mobile devices.
Their secondary purpose, or intention, is to prevent theft. If a mobile device can be universally identified, a thief cannot change the SIM card on a phone and expect to keep the phone. IMEI numbers are hard-coded into device hardware, making it nearly impossible to change them without somehow damaging the device.
When a carrier knows that a device has been stolen, it can blacklist the IMEI code and lock it out of the network. Later on, it tells other cellular networks to do the same.
WHICH PHONES HAVE THE PROBABILITY OF IMEI NUMBERS PROBLEMS?
In,context of Nepal,mostly users uses phones which are imported from thir several relationship who are outside Nepal. & as the abroad countries will have insurance policy,one can claim for the new phone by proving the insuranced phone is lost. After claiming,the insurance company will block the IMEI number of the claimed lost phones so that it cannot work inside the country where insurance was done.& till now,most of those phones were imported on NEPAL, as nepal had lacked the security problems.Also,the duplicates phones too don’t have their IMEI numbers.it is the best way to analyse how original is your phone.
HOW TO CHECK IF YOUR MOBILE HAS IMEI OR NOT?
If you are curious on if your mobile has IMEI or not then just go to your dailpad and type *#06# If you can see your IMEI then your phone has a registered IMEI… To know if your phone is not blocklisted or not a duplicate, CLICK HERE and type in the displayed IMEI there. It will show every detail about your phone.
This app may be helpful if u r confused figuring ur IMEI number..FOR ANDROID USERS.
NOTE; YOU DO HAVE TWO IMEI NUMBERS,IF YOUR PHONE IS DUAL SIMS.