A strict notice from Government of India to all mobile Operators in the country to block the services to all those mobiles in the
country that doesn’t have a valid IMEI number (International Mobile Equipment Identity). Most of those mobiles that doesn’t have an IMEI number are the one’s that are from China and Taiwan.
To check your IMEI number you have to dial *#06# from your mobile and that will display a unique 15 digit IMEI number. To know whether your IMEI number is genuine number or not you can SMS (for GSM handsets) as IMEI<Space>15 digits IMEI number and send it to 53232. For example, type IMEI 976235792100049 and send it to 53232. You should get a reply as ‘Success’, if your IMEI number is Valid, otherwise the reply would be indicated as ‘Invalid IMEI’. If you get a reply as ‘Invalid IMEI’ it does not mean that you have to change your mobile. You can approach any Genuine IMEI Implant (GII) centers to install an IMEI number to your mobile phone which would not cost more than INR 200. The online process
of installing the IMEI number will take less than 10 minutes, where the user has to provide his photo and identity proof.
Genuine IMEI Implant (GII) centers in Mumbai
Mobile Junction, near Akash medical, Bazar peth 400702
Yog Telecom, Shivam Apartment, Urban new Mumbai 400702
Genuine IMEI Implant (GII) centers in Pune
City Mobile, 398, new mangalwar peth, Near Nargat Giri chowk – 411011
Nearly 1,600 centres had been opened all over the country with 110 centres in Tamil Nadu. This project is being launched as part
of a major initiative by the Department of Telecom (DOT) to avert threats to national security through mobile handsets.