from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • International Mobile Equipment Identity


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Changing an IMEi for personal use is not illegal, CLONING an IMEI is what is illegal.

    thinkbroadband news feed

  • The IMEI is usually on the box that the phone comes in and probably starts with the numbers ‘35′ and is 14 digits long.

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrr…………… « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • To do this though you need to know your phone's unique identification number, called the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity).

    The News Tribune - Tacoma - - HOMEPAGE

  • Unless the person who wiped it also changed the IMEI, which is possible with the unlocking software. - most clicked links

  • The 15-digit unique identity number, known as IMEI, enables the security agencies to trace calls made from or received on such handsets.


  • The IMEI is a unique 17 or 15-digit code used to identify an individual mobile phone.

    IBN Top Headlines

  • Cell phones were tracked in quality systems by industry-standard indentification codes such as IMEI, MEID, etc.

    Planet Maemo

  • As you probably know, every wireless device in the world (phone or PC or whatever) has a unique (MAC or IMEI) address.

    7 posts from August 2009

  • PS: Also of note - there is a "green dot" sticker on the underside of the case next to the IMEI barcode and the plastic wrap appears to have been cut a little too carefully (as seen on pictures) - possibly to make the box look sealed when it was first brought out?

    This 'New' iPhone Comes With Russian Email Address - The Consumerist

  • Lanier and other city police chiefs want to use IMEI numbers on cell phones, which imprint a unique ID that can disable a stolen device remotely, within days of a theft.

    Georgiana Bloom: Can D.C. Cops Foil Smartphone Robbers?


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.