Devices

What is an IMEI number?

An International Mobile Equipment Identity number (IMEI) is a unique 14-16 digit serial number which identifies your wireless device, be it a phone, tablet or mobile hotspot.

IMEI numbers are used to combat theft by "blacklisting" or blocking a stolen device from accessing any mobile network. This is done by the device's owner, who contacts their network provider to report the device as lost or stolen.