What Is an IMEI Checker?


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An IMEI checker is used to find out information about a specific mobile device by looking up its unique International Mobile Equipment Identity, or IMEI. The most common use of an IMEI checker is to ensure that a device is not stolen and can be registered on a mobile network.

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The IMEI number system was developed by major mobile network providers and international government agencies to stop the trafficking of stolen mobile phones and devices. The IMEI system makes it impossible to register or use a stolen device that has been properly reported, regardless of its SIM card, on mobile networks around the world.

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