What is an IMEI, MEID, or ESN?
What is an IMEI number?
Think of an IMEI number like your phone's fingerprint— it is unique to your phone and can be traced to identify you as the owner. An IMEI is a 15 digit number that can be found on the phone itself, e.g. on the phone's backplate, or with other general information in your phone's settings menu. You can also trigger your IMEI to appear on your phone's display by entering *#06# on your phone's keypad.
IMEI numbers are used world wide to combat the smartphone theft by "blac...