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DO THIS IF YOUR MOBILE PHONE IS STOLLEN

Now what to do if your mobile phone is stolen.
You call your service provider and give them a specific number to deactivate your stolen mobile phone. This system applies to both prepay and postpaid packages.

Every mobile in this world has a unique code called as International mobile equipment identity 'IMEI Number'. This is a unique serial number of every mobile phone. If you provide this serial number to your network operator, they will deactivate your stolen mobile phone. No one can use your mobile phone even if the person who has stolen your mobile, insert new Sim in the mobile. This mobile will be useless for all networks or service providers. All mobile network operators will deactivate or disable the phone by reference to this unique IMEI number of the mobile phone.

How to get this IMEI number?
This number can normally be found under the battery of mobile phone ,looking something like 567800987345687. You can also get this number from the phone software, by entering following useful code. Simply write down on your mobile phone the following code.* # 0 6 #

A 15 digit code will appear on the screen after pressing send button, or in some phones it comes automatically just by writing * # 0 6 #. So whenever you buy a mobile phone, get this code from the battery or simply write above code on your phone and get IMEI number.

After this, record this 15 digit IMEI number and your phone number on your personal note book, place this book at a safe place and that's it. Now suppose if you lost your phone, make a call to your service provider and give them your phone number and this particular key,i.e IMEI number. They will deactivate your stolen mobile phone.
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 do this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones

NOTE
Don't use your mobile in crowded areas or where you might feel unsafe.
So remember this simple code * # 0 6 #.

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i lost my motorola handset. Model is Motorock E6. i have the IMEI number. can u guys help me in tracing it or atleast retriving the data from the phone memory. in fact it would be very great if u can track it.


Follow this step
  • First submit your FIR if your mobile lost or stolen
  • Then submit your FIR to your service provider
  • Then ask your service provider to trace your number
  • If your mobile is switched on and it has different Simcard then it will trace easily
  • If your simcard is not activated then also your mobile can trace
  • You can ask your service provider to Block your IMEI number
  • Service provider use a shared hosting service for blocking IMEI numbers
  • Witch mean if your mobile have different sim then also Your mobile not work
  • your service provider get that sim number which is used for you IMEI Number
point to Remember :
  • when ever you purchased new mobile then take your IMEI number and note it
  • if your mobile lost or stolen then call to your service provider and block your number
  • then go to your nearest police station and give written complete that is FIR
  • and take one copy for you
  • then submit this copy to your service provider

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my pin was blocked. and it needs the PUK code my mobile number is 09158358254 can you help me to give the PUk of this mobile number?


PUKs, or personal unblocking keys, are used to unblock a mobile phone which becomes blocked. Mobile phones may become blocked when a PIN (personal identification number) is entered incorrectly on three consecutive occasions. In some instances, the phone may become blocked, which requires a PUK to unblock it, and in other instances, the SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card itself becomes blocked and again will require a PUK to unblock it.Mobile phones are also blocked when they are reported stolen and if there is an outstanding payment on the account.It is important to differentiate between unblocking phones (using a PUK) and unlocking mobile phones (using another type of code). NOTE: It is a criminal offence for anyone to attempt to unblock a mobile phone, other than the network provider who put the block on the phone.If your phone has become blocked by mistake, for example you have entered the PIN incorrectly on three consecutive occasions, then you need to contact the mobile phone network operator with your details. To explain a little more, specific to your mobile phone network, You need to go to your Service providers, web site & navigate your way to the specific PUK details for your mobile phone network operator. Usually you have to Register your phone to get a PUK code.

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how to deactivate stolen phone


Diskham is correct.

I would only add that you might also try contacting the FCC, to see whether there is a way to keep those two phones off the airwaves, no matter the carrier.

That way, if the thieves try using a different company, they're no good for any company, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, or any other service provider.

The fcc is at www.fcc.gov

-a.

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ok the reason it is asking you for a puk code, and the only reason is because u have tried to unlock your lg vu. you need to call at&t and give them the reciep number or phone serial number and ask them for it, but if the cell is stolen or was reported lost or stolen, they will give it to you but then they will track down the phone and press charges for recieving stolen property

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