How to retrieve the imsi

Written by jacob stover
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Email

IMSI stands for International Mobile Subscriber Identity; it is an identification code used to individually represent cell phones on the GSM and UMTS networks. IMSI is associated almost exclusively with Android-based cell phones, and is the functional equivalent to IMEI and MEID codes used across different cell networks to identify telephony-equipped electronic devices. Retrieving your IMSI is a fairly straightforward task regardless of the operating system your phone uses, and it should take no more than five minutes to learn and complete.

Skill level:
Moderate

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Mobile phone

Show MoreHide

Instructions

    Using Android OS

  1. 1

    Open the app drawer, then open the "Settings" app.

  2. 2

    Tap "About Phone" from the settings menu.

  3. 3

    Tap "Status," then scroll down to the IMSI heading. Your IMSI number will be listed below this heading.

    Using Symbian or Palm OS

  1. 1

    Power up your phone.

  2. 2

    Ensure that your phone has service, and that it is not in aeroplane mode.

  3. 3

    Dial "*#06#" on the keypad, then press "Send." Your phone should display its IMSI number after a short delay.

Tips and warnings

  • Some phones may have their IMSI code printed on a label inside the battery cover.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.