IMEI is the unique number identification of a cell / mobile phone. All mobile phones have a unique number – therefore you would not find two with the same number.

To check your IMEI number, key in “*#06#” (star hash zero six hash) on your Nokia mobile phone’s keypad just as you would when you dial a phone number to make a call.
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More detailed info. This only applies for phones after year 2004.
Format of IMEI is just like show below:
AA-BBBBBB-CCCCCC-D
AA-BBBBBB = Type Allocation Code (TAC)
CCCCCC = Serial sequence
D = Luhn check digit. (or zero if no checks)

From AA: you can know the Reporting Board – example 35 is BABT (British Approval Board for Telecommunications).

Use this to help you decide on a purchase! This is repost of an early member’s with a few newer editions:

To find out where your nokia phone was made look at digits number 7and 8 (YY) of your IMEI.

XXXXXX/YY/ZZZZZZ/A

XXXXXX = Type Appoval Code

ZZZZZZ = serial number

A = check digit

10 = Finland also 01 = Finland
20 = Germany or 02
30 = Korea or 03
40 = China or 04
50 = Brazil, USA, Finland or 05
60 = HK, China, Mexico or 06
70 = Finland or 07
80 = Hungary or 08
91 = Finland or 19

 

There may be more please list by commenting and not grantee about accuracy.

You can always look at the sticker under your phones battery. Its not always correct :)

sometimes it is MADE BY NOKIA

NO GRANTEES about IMEI country of origin Check, it is just for an idea..

Good Luck!

-Ahmad