Everyday someone lost their mobile.As we know now a days mobile is an essential part of our life.Our freinds contacts,our business numbers,our relatives contacts everything we use to store in our mobile.And when we lose this mobile,then the real problem comes to us.We feel helpless and unsecure without our phone.We feel unsecure because many of us use to check our emails using mobile and we also use facebook like networking sites to chat with our freinds and families using facebook.Many of us leave our email accounts logged in and we never logout.So in case our phone get stolen,our email id also get stolen and we lost our privacy and many chances we are going to loose our email id too. Many of us has faced this problem.
Now what to do when we first buy a mobile phone?
Dial *#06# from your Mobile. Then your mobile will show you a unique 15 digit number,we called it IMEI Number.
Note down this IMEI Number anywhere ,which will help trace you your mobile number in case of theft.
This IMEI(International Mobile Equipment Identity) is used by GSM operator network to identify whether your phone is a valid device and not a clone one or stolen one.
IMEI STRUCTURE AND FORMAT
Your GSM operator has power to stop the mobile phone that has an IMEI that was blacklisted.
So, by blacklisting the IMEI, even though the person who has stolen your mobile changes the SIM of the mobile phone, it will still cannot be used since the IMEI is unique to the mobile phone itself.
So, i suggest you to remember your mobile phone’s IMEI or store it safely somewhere.
HOW YOUR IMEI NUMBER TELLS YOU ABOUT YOUR MOBILE QUALITY
Step2:Password protect your Mobile.So that no any unauthorized person can access your mobile.
Step3: Password protect important applications like whatsapp to protect your privacy.
Now what to do once your mobile phone get stolen ?
Step1:once your mobile phone get stolen you just have to mail this 15 digit IMEI Number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Doing this you can find where your hand set is being operated even in case your sim card has been changed.
Step2:Note you can immediately use this IMEI number by calling your operator and tell them that your mobile phone got stolen or lost. When you will give the mobile phones IMEI number to the operator, the operator will block that mobile phone form using the operator’s network.
This will make the stolen mobile phone render less. But, if you decide locate your mobile phone yourself; there are a number of services or software available on the web.