Canadian IMEI Checker
If you’re in the market for a second hand iPhone or Android device, or perhaps in the process of selling yours, you’re going to need to know and understand what an IMEI number is, what it’s function is, and how it can protect you from getting scammed or ripped of.
IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity and is a 15 digit string that uniquely identifies a tablet, smartphone or other cellular mobile device and what network it’s associated with. Look at it as a drivers license for your device, which ties it to your own cellular network usage.
Where Can I Find My IMEI Number
For most Apple iPhone models, up to the 6S you can find the IMEI number either on the original box on the back, or even etched onto the device itself on the back bottom centre. You can also go into your device, Settings > General > About and scroll down until you see the string next to IMEI.
What If My Phone Is Blacklisted?
If your own phone is blacklisted, and you’ve recovered it and want it usable again you can call your carrier (Rogers, Bell, Telus, etc) to get it removed. If you’re looking to buy a second-hand or preowned iPhone and the device IS listed on the national blacklist, it WILL NOT be usable as a cell phone in Canada or the United States.
What Do I Do With Blacklisted Phones?
You CANNOT use blacklisted phones on any cellular carrier in Canada or the United States. The phone can basically be used on WiFi and as a MP3 player, or you can sell your iPhone for cash today and get paid within 24 hours.