How to Find the IMEI Number on a Blackberry Phone.
The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is the unique identity number that is assigned to every Blackberry Phone. The IMEI number is 15 digits long, (please note that the IMEI number sometime appears as having 15 to 17 digits. Your Blackberry’s IMEI number has several functions some of which include:
- The IMEI number is used by the wireless provider to track the usage of a particular Blackberry device.
- In the case of the hand Blackberry device being stolen the IMEI number can be used by the wireless provider to prevent the device from functioning at all. This can be done even if the SIM card has been removed or replaced.
- Most Blackberry Phones are “locked” to a particular wireless provider, however if you obtain the phones IMEI number it very easy to use it to purchase a code that can unlock the phone.
- A fourth use of IMEI number is as a tool to activate the phone. I most cases when a brand new phone ships from the factory to the store the Blackberry phone is deactivated and is only activated once a customer purchases the device.
There is more than one way to find the IMEI number on your Blackberry phone here are a few quick and easy ways of finding the IMEI number:
- Click the Blackberry menu key and under Options click the Status choice this will bring up several features which will include the IMEI number.
- If you still have the original box that came with your Blackberry phone, on the outside you will find the IMEI number printed on the cover of the box.
- Turn off your phone remove the back cover of your Blackberry and then the battery you will find a white sticker that will have the phones IMEI information.
- While the phone is on enter *#06# on the phones keypad, as soon as you enter the final #, a 15 digit number will appear with the title IMEI.
Knowing what the IMEI number is and where to find it on your Blackberry device is very helpful. To unlock the following models: 8100, 8110, 8220 ,8300, 8310, 8320, 8700 8800 8820 8900 9000 9530 9630 storm curve bold pearl javelin tour go to http://www.unlockmybberrys.com