imei-to-non-iemi-by-coaiThe Department of Telecom (DoT) has given the go-ahead to GSM operators to provide a new unique identification number to over 16-million China-made  non-IMEI mobile phones in the country. A hope for around 30 million mobile phones in the country which are unbranded Chinese mobiles that do not have IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) numbers which pose a serious security risk will be dead.Users of these handsets, which don’t have the 15-digit International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, will have to shell out about Rs 180 to obtain the number.

The Department of Telecom (DoT) had earlier asked telecom operators to bar services to phones without IMEI number, citing security reasons. Many handsets assembled locally or imported from China don’t have IMEI numbers that allow security agencies to trace the location of the phone user.DoT had proposed to bar all mobile phones without IMEI numbers after investigations into last year’s bomb blasts revealed that mobile phones used by terrorists didn’t bear valid IMEI numbers.

But now with a new software, developed by GSM operators’ body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and Mobile Standards Alliance of India, users of such handsets could get genuine IMEI numbers and continue to receive telecom services.
They will have to visit any of the 1,600 centres being set up by COAI across the country to get the software installed on their phones. The first 10 centres became operational in Delhi on Monday and the remaining will be ready in a phased manner.
“We believe that most of these handsets are owned by the masses. Thus, it would be unfair and unjust to disconnect such customers as they have bought these handsets unknowingly,” COAI director general TV Ramachandran said.
The association has obtained IMEI numbers from GSMA, the global body that allocates these numbers. According to industry estimates, Chinese handsets account for about 13.3%, or Rs 4,000 crore, of India’s total mobile handset market, which is pegged at around Rs 30,000 crore a year.

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September 30, 2012 6:02 pm 6:02 PM

It’s Good work

May 13, 2011 1:06 pm 1:06 PM

g five AP3 mobil is bad cell phone

July 13, 2010 2:09 pm 2:09 PM

I am using a g-five handset for the last 7 months, which is having only one valid imei number.

My second line has not have a valid imei number. Hence it was blocked.

Pl help me to activate it

January 2, 2010 12:50 pm 12:50 PM

How to get my china mobile IMEI no plese kindly info for my mail id
Thank u

rahul ramdas
December 1, 2009 7:27 pm 7:27 PM

my imeino: 357087083600052 imeisv:78 2.357087083600060

rahul ramdas
December 1, 2009 7:25 pm 7:25 PM

pls register the imei no. ihave a china set with me

November 20, 2009 12:02 am 12:02 AM

@ranjit dixit
356269020072014 – correct but no mfg. record.
Your second IMEI is surely invalid, they should start with 35.

350880070379525 – registered to Nokia 6800!

ranjit dixit
November 19, 2009 11:52 pm 11:52 PM

imei:-356269020072014,imei sv:-78,imei no:-135790246811220.give ma a imei set up genuas imei.

November 18, 2009 1:45 pm 1:45 PM

please help me to IMEI no for my china handset i m from varanasi my handset IMEI NO. 350880070379525 and IMEISV: 78. thanking u

November 17, 2009 2:16 pm 2:16 PM

please help me to IMEI no for my china handset i m from raipru saraipal


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