Each GSM mobile handset has a unique code called IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) issued by the GSM authority. As per Government of India Directive, handsets with non-genuine IMEI will stop working on all networks by 30th November 2009.
Check your handset IMEI by dialing *#06#. A 15-digit number will be displayed on your handset.
In case of an invalid IMEI, you can avoid inconvenience of buying a new handset by following the below mentioned instructions:
- Visit only authorised GII (Genuine IMEI Implant) centres, set up on Government approved process, which can implant new genuine IMEI on the handset. Click here to see the detailed list of the centres.
To see the list of The Mobile Stores, click here
- Pay a nominal charge of Rs.199 (all inclusive) and obtain a receipt.
- Carry your handset with a valid identity Proof for identification purposes while visiting these centres.