How to Search Stolen Mobile

Technology     24 September 2009     12 Comments

Mobile Phone is a common necessity and a basic need of human being now-a-days. In today’s era, one can’t survive just by chapatti, cloth and shelter. These 3 were called the basic needs of ancient times. Now man needs computer, electricity, fan and of course mobile. I would rather say that Mobile Phone comes at fourth number after the 3 basic needs that are running from the ancient times.

As the requirement of these handsets are increasing, so is the thefts of these sets are also increasing. People buy the new devices and some lose them on the same day. The mobiles come very costly and thus losing them is unbearable to the users.

But now there’s a way that relieves you from the pain that you experience when you lost your phone. Actually, as per the latest rules of the government, now all mobiles carry a unique International Mobile Identity Number, shortly known as IMEI Number. This IMEI number is like Dna’s in human beings. It is a unique identity for every handset.

Just like the police and detectives get held of the criminals with Dna’s; in the same way, the thieves can be tracked by this Imei. This unique identification is an Electric Finger-Print that is broadcasted every time the phone is used. So, when the thief will use it for calling/receiving the calls, he would be traced and you can catch him/her easily and that too red-handed.

So just follow the below steps to secure your precious smartphone.

  • Dial *#06# from your phone. Please note that this step must be followed before the set is stolen so that the Imei digit can be noted.
  • After you dial the above code, you will see a 15 digit code on your home-screen. This is the unique Imei code.
  • You should store this code at some safe place, can be in your notepad on the computer or some secret diary.
  • When you found your phone missing, open your computer having internet connection on it.
  • Login to your emailid.
  • Email that noted 15 digit code to Also include your Name, Address, Model etc.
  • You will get the present location information of your mobile.


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12 Comments so far

  1. this is a simple and easy way to trace the stolen mobile.

    Thanks for sharing

  2. Nihar says:

    Thanks atul. Great tip. will help all of us

    I will share this link to my friends

  3. Atul says:

    @CrazyBlogger,@Nihar: Thanks
    @Nihar: Thanks for sharing

  4. sukhdev says:

    My moaile had been lost can u help me to find it. I do not download any atmt on thift mobile. I also fir in pplice station but they do not find. is that any option to find mobile.

  5. Square says:

    8. Then the magical fairies will teleport your stolen phone back to you.
    9. Santa is real.
    10. What a load of BULLSHIT !

    • fuckthebullS*&^T says:

      i think they just want to collect IMEIs list from unknown reason but probably is gonna be used for some fraud in the future.
      the funny thing here is that have people that really gonna send them the IMEI… LOL

  6. Lakshya says:

    I don’t think that it would work.

  7. pravin deora says:

    help me sir my mobile phone is lost from 10-09-2011 in day at 11.30 am

  8. Laxman says:

    I think this information is just a condolence on the stolen/dead mobile, since I did not receive any e-mail from Mr. Atul.This is just for his T.R.P.

  9. harish says:

    is this really works. i tried for my mobile in this way but i didnt recieve any mail from that one.

    pls can anybody help me to how to find my mobile if u know

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