May be this is helpful!!!!

India
December 23, 2010 12:05am CST
How to disable a stolen mobile phone? To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: * # 0 6 # A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone gets stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset, so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. [i][b]If everybody does this, there would be, no point in people stealing mobile phones. Try this. Please share.[/b][/i] Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
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15 responses
@fanzejian (372)
• China
23 Dec 10
I have to say sorry to you ,coz I have a idea or method that can make the cell phone that you have given a order continue to be useful.that is update the cell phone or format the system ,then reinstall the system .and everyone could use it.
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@amitvn (48)
27 Dec 10
yes but for that he will need to know this thing..........many of them don't know all about this stuffs and will not be able to get the system back
• India
23 Dec 10
Sir, This is very good information, I have seen discussions on MyLoy about Cell phone stolen and being helpless after that. This way one can make sure that thief would not be able to use the handset and may be this would demotivate the thief to do the same thing again. Thank You for sharing this information.
• Philippines
23 Dec 10
Wow! this is very useful Professor2010. I am so glad that I found this information here. Very useful indeed. I typed the *#06# and my phone serial number appeared. Nice work professor, I hope more tips to come.
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
23 Dec 10
hello Prof, Yes that could be helpful for the meantime. But i bet you don't know that cell phone repair shops knows what to do when the IMEI or ESN numbers are blocked. And most robbers knows this either,that is most stolen things is mobile handsets. HAPPY HOLIDAY
• India
25 Dec 10
Ya i agree with you.. now a days some repairman even change your IMEI number so that one can use the blocked IMEI numbered phone also i can say that because in our country some Chinese branded phones are blocked recently and some people change or acquire IMEI on their Chinese phone and they work as legal (though illegal way). don't know how long they able to use one but still they are able to do their phones legal ..
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
25 Dec 10
@ paresh, i know how it works...i worked with mobile company...that is why i know it really works. but of course,it needs knowledge to do so,those ones who knows the process can do it.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
23 Dec 10
thanks fr info I had one stolen years ago called the co, and they defused it fast didnt get it back but it no longer worked for who got it
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@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
23 Dec 10
There are some applications that help us to track the thief of our mobile. When we download and install the apps, we asked to add 3 numbers of our friends, family or whoever that we can trusted. When our mobile getting stolen, and the thief changed the SIM CARD. The apps will automatically send a message to that 3 number to tell the number that have been used by the thief. So, we can call the operator to find the signal come from and report to the police.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
23 Dec 10
hi professor, that would really be a great turn off for the thieves. i was reading some responses and they said this could be reversed by the cellphone repairmen. well maybe they can but at least, if you disable a stolen mobile phone, he cant just pawn it to earn. he will still have to have it reprogrammed and that means expense on his part which means that it is useless to him for easy money. this is something i suggest mylotters here should know. thank you so much for this information. have a very nice day. bless u. ann
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@anitoton (390)
• Kolkata, India
23 Dec 10
oh thanx i have just tried the code.thanx.i have lost my phone three times.now i think i can give them very good profit for my mobiles...thanx..
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• United States
28 Dec 10
ok, so what you are saying is, if I key into my phone *#06#A a 15 digit code will come up on my handset, no matter which mobile phone company I go through even prepaid, a code will come up and I can call the company I go through if my cell is ever stolen and will disable my phone COMPLETELY? even if the sim card is replaced w/another card?
@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
26 Dec 10
That 15 digit number is called IMEI, International Mobile Equipment Identification. Typically, that number is displayed in the battery compartment section of the phone. You can just pull your battery out & one of the numbers will have IMEI next to it. Also, service providers already have this number. Without this number in the system, you phone won't work. System needs to identify your phone in order for it to work so in case you have lost your phone, all you have to do is to call your service provider & tell them that you have lost your phone & you'd like to suspend your service until you get yourself another phone. With push of few buttons on their end, phone will be shut off in matter of minutes.
• United States
24 Dec 10
If you register your phone that can help too. You should also make a copy of all the credit cards and your drivers license, that way if your wallet gets stolen you have a copy of the cards and the numbers and you can call your credit card company and let them know they were stolen.
• Singapore
24 Dec 10
Thanks Professor for providing this information, although I've already learnt that from a police officer who came to my high school years ago to teach us about that.
@abhaijith (2837)
• India
24 Dec 10
Hello Sir, really valuable information.And i had lost one phone two months back, and if i had known this facility i would have attempted it. Anyway its really helpful. Good Day.
• Philippines
23 Dec 10
That's really great information there. Two of my cellphone got stolen at a mall a year ago. One was a prepaid phone and the other a post paid phone. Here in the Philippines it doesnt matter if you provide those numbers to your service provider, the thief will just sell the cellphone to the repairman and they will know what to do. I know this is sad but this is the reality.
@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
23 Dec 10
Thank you for the information, and I hope my phone is never stolen. I have been lucky so far, and I hope to continue that. I carry it in my purse and I put it where it won't fall out and a thief would have to work pretty hard to get it away from me. I know that cell phones are easy to lose, but I try to keep it where a thief can't get to it. The information that you gave though is very valuable and I think we all appreciate having his information at our disposal. Thank you taking the time to post this and have a very good day, and Merry Christmas.