Friday, November 25, 2011

UAE to block fake phones

I do not know how well the clamp down on fake phones would go, but if you are concerned about your phone, here is a method to check if your device is genuine or counterfeit. I did not invent this, it is published in Gulf News (link below).

If you picked your device from another country or from a back lane store (including Dragon mart), or an online store, or have rooted or unlocked it; I suggest you give this a try.
  1. Identify your phone IMEI
    Dial *#06#
  2. Jot it down on a piece of paper
  3. Next SMS this IMEI No to 8877.
  4. Wait for few minutes. This may take some time. You will receive another SMS, like below one, that confirms your device status.

Gulf News article 24-Nov-11

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