Almost a month back in India, the telecom operators blocked all the mobile devices which didn’t had the valid IMEI number. If you also got your phone blocked on dec 1, 2009 due to invalid/fake IMEI of your phone then here is a good news for you. You can get it reactivated now.
Reactivating Mobile Phone Blocked due to Invalid IMEI: Take your blocked mobile phone and your ID proof to any center authorised by Cellular operators Association of India or Mobile Standards Alliance of India, and there you can change your invalid/fake IMEI number at a nominal fee of 2oo rupees. Your ID poof can be your Voter ID card or Driver’s Licence, PAN Card or Passport etc.
Once you get a new valid IMEI number for your phone, you may check its validity for free from this link: IMEI validity check. If you want to check your IMEI validity offline, then simply press *#06# on your phone’s keypad which will display the new IMEI number. Send that number as a SMS to 53232 in the following format.
Type IMEI XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and send it to 53232. Where XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is the IMEI number.
Note: Premium SMS charges apply.