Everyday, we hear about the lost mobiles but we cannot afford to have our mobile lost or stolen. New smartphones can cost Rs. 20,000 or more and contain important personal and business information, which you don’t want falling into the wrong hand.To keep these view in mind the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is likely to finalize recommendations on blocking lost and stolen mobiles by next month as there is a way to block the lost or stolen mobile phone through their IMEI numbers and it will.
If you are not aware, IMEI numbers are unique serial number that identifies the handset which is stored in the equipment identity register (EIR) database of the service provider. Every mobile phones have a IMEI number associated with them which you must note down at some secret location. The point that makes these IMEI numbers very important is that with the help of IMEI number you can impose a ban on your stolen or lost mobile phone.
TRAI did ask for recommendations last year from all telecom operators and with now most of the operators have capability to keep a track of IMEI numbers in Database, Soon you will have just produce a Bill to prove you hold the IMEI numbered phone and it will be blocked forever. At least you will be happy that nobody else will be able to use.