Pls. assist me in blocking my LG KU990 mobile phone stolen last night.I understand that my local operator has no such facility here in Nigeria to block the phone.
However, i used T-mobile network on the phone when i first bought it in UK before coming to Nigeria.I will appreciate if T-mobile can help me block the phone having used it on their network.The IMEI is 359944-02-678967-3.
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Ifyour mobile phoneis lost or stolen you can inform your cell phone provider with your IMEInumber. Your cell phone provider can then put the serial number on a shareddatabase. This list stops this particular phone from registering on any networkand will be useless for anyone even if the mobile phone's SIM cardis changed.I suggest you contact your cell phone providerASAP. To lock/block your cell phone from further use, please click on this link:-
If you have IMEI no of your stolen phone then report it to your local
operator to block the device. It is only your local operator that can block the phone.This makes your network provider to put
your phone's IMEI no in a shared database called as an Equipment Identity Register (EIR)which
reduces the threats of theft of handsets by enabling individual
operators to prevent the use of stolen handsets in their own network.
Now to make the stolen phone inaccessible in other networks (service providers) also, your IMEI no is transferred to Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR)
which is a database of the IMEI numbers of blacklisted handsets. Once
the device number is listed on CEIR, it wouldn't work with any of the
In this case,you just can't block your IMEI.
But you can track the further usage of your mobile phone if your local rules and regulations supports for that.Go to the local police station and ask from them
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.
Only the service providers can. For each call, Providers know the handset IMEI. Here is the process of reporting lost phone.
"When mobile equipment is stolen or lost the owner will typically
contact their local operator with a request that it should be blocked.
If the local operator possesses an Equipment Identity Register (EIR),
it then will put the device IMEI into it, and can optionally
communicate this to the Central Equipment Identity Register
(CEIR) which blacklists the device in all other operator switches that
use the CEIR. With this blacklisting in place the device becomes
unusable on any operator that uses the CEIR, making theft of mobile
equipment a useless business proposition."
you can report the phone stolen to the police..they will enter is into that national database and call your provider and let them know it was stolen. if the phone is unlocked, all the person has to do is put a valid sim in it and the phone will work for them. But if they get caught by the police at least it will be reported stolen.