Mobile phones are being used for communication worldwide. We use it in texting and calling anyone, taking pictures and videos, and web surfing. Are you familiar with IMEI? IMEI stands for International Mobile Equiptment Identity. If vehicles have plate numbers, people have IDs … mobile phones have this so called IMEI which can be found at the inside part of the battery.
When I first saw it, I thought it is just a series of meaningless numbers. For many of us, we are not aware what is IMEI for. Store resellers are very much familiar with IMEI. IMEI is very important for them because they can use as their basis in how much they will buy your 2nd hand mobile phone or if it’s still in good condition to be bought.
How do mobile phone resellers here in the Philippines use this IMEI information?
– Get your mobile phone.
– Dial #*06#, the IMEI or serial number will appear in the screen.
– Count the 7th and 8th digit of the IMEI of your mobile phone, start from the left.
This two digits are your clues on where your mobile phone is made of.
If your digits are:
00 – the phone was made from the original factory of the brand of your mobile phone and is considered as the best quality.
01 or 10 – the phone was made from Finland and is considered to have good quality.
08 or 80 – the phone was made from Germany and is considered to have fair quality.
02 or 20 – the phone was made from Emirates and is considered to have a bad quality.
13 or 31 or 03 or 30 – the phone is made from China and is considered to have the worst quality.
If you want to know the quality of your mobile phone, check it now!!!
I received this e-mail from a friend…
There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:
1. EMERGENCY – The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out!
2. Have you locked your keys in the car? Does you car have remote keys? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock, saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other “remote” for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk). It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a cell phone!”
3. Hidden Battery Power – Imagine your cell battery is very low, you are expecting an important call and you don’t have a charger. Nokia instrument comes with a reserve battery. To activate, press the keys *3370#, your cell will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell next time.
4. How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone? To check your Mobile phone’s serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: * # 0 6 # A, 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.