How to retrieve the imsi

Written by jacob stover
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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.

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Things you need

  • Mobile phone

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    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.

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