When you activate your portable device, your mobile SIM card tries to attach with any of the market network. Once it finds a supported network it tries to create a network association between your mobile telephone and also the nearest tower. Throughout this association negotiation, your SIM transfers some internal data to the network operator like your mobile IMEI range, mobile model, version etc.

This implies your mobile operator keeps the record of your mobile telephone range anytime you are attempting to make change on your mobile telephone and use their service.


Now if you’ve lost your mobile telephone or your phone has been purloined, you’ll  have to contact your network provider to dam your IMEI range. They may require you to provide a Police FIR copy, do as they say and at last ask them to dam your IMEI range.

Mobile network suppliers use a shared hosting service for obstruction of  IMEI numbers, which suggests if you’ve  asked network ‘Airtel’ to dam your mobile telephone, it mechanically gets blocked by network ‘VodaFone’, ‘Reliance’, ‘Idea Cellular’ etc.

Now once that crook can activate your mobile telephone, no service suppliers can permit it to create any reference to them. It doesn’t matter if he modifies the mobile SIM card, since SIM card requests for the service with IMEI range and a blocked IMEI range telephone are going to be unheeded and also the mobile can become a useless toy.

If you recognize somebody from any mobile network, you should additionally ask them to search out the mobile range that’s getting used that  your IMEI range. This way you’ll get the mobile range that the  crook is exploitating on your telephone.

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  1. This directive is grossly insufficient to locate a particular any type of stolen phone. I would expect the manufacturer to recognise the imei no of the phone they made and along with the initially registered email of the owner tracing should not be too difficult. Most network providers take forever to attend to even police report in the case of stolen phones which is so sad.

  2. Good day, pls I misplaced my HTC one last night,and I want to block it the IMEI 352016051306405 please it’s very important.

  3. Please I will like to block my stolen Itel 1507 phone, the stole it yesterday, my IMEI number is 357060072908489.

  4. Could someone help me block my Tecno J8 missing phone? The IMEI number is 356766070505389. I would be glad if someone could help me do that and give me confirmation

    • Hello,we never said you should provide us with your imei to block your phone,all the post highlighted was for you to contact your service provider,provide them with necessary detail and have your phone blocked if possible

    • Though we could render the service, it wouldn’t be good for everyone involved, because for example if you wanted to be wicked to someone whose phone’s imei number you know and you bring it to us under the guise of stolen phone, we could be rendering someone’s beloved phone useless. Just follow the instructions in the post to contact your service provider and do the needful.

      • can I block my stolen phone using some else’s phone. Can I do it by myself since I have the police letter without going to the service center,please if possible reply now. Thank u

          • they’ll request for police report… which will take time….
            the tecno k7 was stolen 3 days ago… it’s was my girlfriend phone.. please if you can help me… I’ll send the info of the Imei to you… thank you bro

  5. olukayode tugbobo
    Please I will like to block my stolen infinix hot 2 phone, the stole it today my IMEI number is 359869068538466::359869068538474

  6. Gdday Member. Pls, help me Block my phone stolen, Tecno Mobile Y2 color white with Imei nos: 353205076183845 and 353205076183852.

  7. my name is Vivian Chisom Edih am from eastern part of Nigeria. my phone was stolen on march 1st 2017 by a man that say he want to buy goods from us and my mtn number is 08161170752, airtel number is 07019410230. my email address [email protected]. my stolen phone is tecnoW3 the painful thing is that my phone haven’t stay up to 1week with me before the man stole it. I bought it #35,000 at Emeka offor plaza at Onitsha. my imei no is 354110085684602. S/N:G2N21. CE0197. VC: 775611. contact me with my mum number 08032597586.

  8. My brothers/sisters I also lost my new infinix hot4 that I bought 47,000 to one criminal like but pls I will advise U to stop wasting ur Mb for nothing bcs that ur stolen phone will never come bk again, leave every tin for God….he will surely reward them all.

  9. I want to block my stolen phone and my phone model is it1516 plus and my imel number:358175083208064,358175083208072

  10. Pls help me block my stolen Tecno Droipad 7D. Imei 357005085659561 and 357005085659579. Those are the imei on the phone. God bless


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