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How do you check an IMEI on T-Mobile?

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T-Mobile provides users with an IEMI status check tool, which confirms whether or not a particular device works on the mobile carrier's network. Visit the IEMI status check page, enter the IEMI number on the device and click Submit to confirm network compatibility.

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The IEMI, or International Mobile Equipment Identity, number helps prevent theft by giving each device a unique 14 to 16 digit serial number that cannot be altered. This number allows T-Mobile to shut down usage of a stolen device operating on its network, in conjunction with government agencies. If the device in question comes up as stolen, even with a new SIM card, it won't work on the T-Mobile network.

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