New Delhi. A new IMEI rule has been brought by the Government of India. With the help of this new rule, it will help in curbing incidents like black marketing of mobiles, fake IMEI numbers and tampering with IMEI numbers. Department of Telecom (DoTA new guideline has been issued in a gadget notification. Under this new guideline, it will be mandatory to register the IMEI number of all smartphones on a portal of the Government of India.
The new rule will be effective across the country from January 1, 2023
The new rule of mobile IMEI will be effective from January 1, 2023 across the country. After this, the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number of smartphones sold in India and imported for testing and research needs to be registered on the Indian Counterfeit Device Restriction Portal https://icdr.ceir.gov.in.
What are IMEI numbers
The IMEI number is the identity of any smartphone. Actually IMEI number becomes important in case of fake mobile phone and phone theft. If the phone is stolen, the SIM card is replaced. In such a situation, the stolen phone is identified by the IMEI number of the phone. Let us tell you that in the year 2020, one such case came to the fore, in which about 13,000 more mobile phones with the same IMEI number were identified. There was a lot of controversy about this. In such a situation, the government has come up with a new rule only to avoid such incidents.
Dual SIM has two IMEI numbers
Let us know that IMEI numbers are given in GSM, WCDMA and iDEN mobile phones as well as satellite phones around the world. This helps in tracking the stolen phone. A single SIM phone has an IMEI number. Whereas dual SIM phones have two IMEI numbers.