A Method to Verify The Quality of your Mobile Phone, Try it!

Philippines
July 21, 2007 5:10am CST
Do you believe this method of verifying if your handset quality is good or bad.... this tip is given to me by a cellphone technician. Step 1. press*#06# (imei of your phone will be displayed) Step 2. look for the 7th & 8th Digit if 02 or 20 -- Manufactured in Emirates (bad quality) if 08 or 80 -- Manufactured in Germany (not bad) if 01 or 10 -- Manufactured in Finland (good quality) if 00 -- Produced in orig Factory (best quality) if 13 or 31 -- Azerbaijan Manufactured (very bad quality) I have tested this, so far it gives correct result on my cellphones, one original and one finland.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
Thanks for sharing! I had my cellphone since 2003 and we've been through a lot-- I saved it from the muggers, sold it to my brother -- and we're together again. Anyways, my boyfriend loves to buy and sell gadgets like cellphones, and we do this verification (#06#) to check if the IMEI is the same with the digits on the box, but I really don't know that this digits indicated something important. I checked it out again, and the 7th and 8th digits are surprisingly, 00. I love this phone since it is really one the best.
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
you're lucky coz it means that it is really original. but i want to remind you that this method is not that reliable when it comes to DCT3 phones (those that are not colored) because the imei of not colored phones can easily be changed (i knew it since i have one gadget called tornado used for cellphone programming). those colored phones imei on the other hand can not be changed without changing one of its I.C.
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
what's IC? Anyways, why would they want to change its IMEI? even in brandnew cellphones? My fone isn't colored so I guess it's just Made in Finland. Either way, I still love this fone.. hahah!
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
I.C. is a small electronic part of phone. changing imei is rampant in the philippines.... imei is the phones id, if a unit has been reported stolen, the mobile carrier will block the imei of the stolen phone... thus no signal will be received and the unit will be useless. but after imei is changed, voila, the stealer can now use and sell the phone.
@larskie23 (867)
• Philippines
23 Jul 07
my cellphone box has the sticker of its imei, but i tried this before and its the same. its good to know the quality of the cellphone we're using
• Philippines
23 Jul 07
this is another fact for cellphones, never buy a recon unit. those units are hard to repair, usually their parts are glued by black epoxy or something. if the sticker imei do not match the imei result in keying the *#06#, it means that it is blacklisted from mobile phone carrier, worst it may be a stolen phone.
@TrevaUK (142)
23 Jul 07
I bought my phone on eBay, so I was expecting the worse, but I got an '01' I Guess that means I have a good phone.
• Philippines
23 Jul 07
Yeah, you're lucky. you've got made in finland mobile phone.
@fredgame (1261)
• China
21 Jul 07
what a good news, i'm about to go and buy some cellphones and this post has come at the right time so i can select the best phones. thanks for this post.
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
hope it helps you. sticker at the back of cellphone unit stating where it is made is not reliable. here in our country, those stickers are commercially available and is used by sellers who want to increase the value of cellphone.