Legal Rights: How to Recover Your Lost Mobile Phone

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 In the year 2000, mobile services began in India and people, as consumers, knew very little about Indian laws on using cell phones. . The total Indian cell phone subscriber base, as per reports by Trak.in, totaled at 403.66 million. As per the 2009 news reports, India is the second largest market for cell phones, next to China. So, what happens if your cell phone is lost or stolen? Do you know what to do next? 

Legal Rights: How to Track Your Stolen Mobile Phone

 
First step, you have to understand and assert your legal rights. Start by filing a First Information Report (FIR) at the nearest police station. Don’t forget to mention each and every detail of the incident, in the FIR. Secondly, approach your service provider, with a copy of the FIR. You may go to any authorized center, of your service provider. Following your application, the company will block your Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card, so that no one can misuse your number.  
 
The International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number plays an important part, in tracking back your mobile handset. The IMEI number is an international identity number, which is unique to every mobile handset. No two mobile handsets can have identical IMEI number. It is a 15 digit number, which acts as a digital finger print. Further, the IMEI number can identify the model and location of the handset, every time it is used.  
 
The IMEI number is usually printed in the compliance plate of the battery. Further, the IMEI number is flashed on most mobile phones, by dialing * # 0 6 #. The IMEI numbers are allotted by bodies authorized by GSM Association. This helps the police to track down your handset easily, with the help of the IMEI number. 
 
 
 

Comments Off on Legal Rights: How to Recover Your Lost Mobile Phone

  1. Someone stole my Samsung Champ and waller from my office desk. More than the mobile phone, I wanna catch the theif for my wallet and the imp docs and cards in it. Can anyone help me trace it with the IMEI number ?

  2. @Swapnil
    I am mahesh i Had lost my new NokiaC5-03 mobile on august 23rd ..
    I had bought on june 24th in Nokia priorit..
    can you be able to trace my phone if i give you my mobile IMEI number and the photocopy of the bill (if required)..

  3. MY MOBILE PHONE IS LOST FROM RATLAM (M.P.) ON 06/10/2011 COMPANY : NOKIA
    MODEL : 5233
    IMEI : 356264043811258
    DATE OF PURCHASE : 04.04.2011
    I WANT MY PHONE BACK PLZ HELP ME

  4. i ” Akshay ” lost my Nokia c5-03 cell phone so i want’s to get that back soo plz help me what can i do to get back that
    and i have written an FIR in nearest police station now plz help me wt to do.?

  5. Dear Akshay,

    Thanks for showing trust in LawIsGreek to solve your query.

    We request you to enter your query by using the “Ask for Legal Advice” section on the site. That will help us direct this to the most relevant lawyers.

    Legally yours,
    LawIsGreek team.

  6. I lost my Samsung Galaxy S2 on 22nd December 2011
    Your name : Lokesh S
    Address : No.106, BHEL 2nd Stage, Pattanagere, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Mysore Road, Bangalore-560098.
    Phone mode : Samsung Galaxy S2 (I9100)
    Make : 2011
    Last used No. : 9880417884
    E-mail for communication : Lokesh.shivaswamy@accenture.com / reach2lokesh@gmail.com
    Missed date : 22nd December 2011
    IMEI No. : 358537045355947

  7. i hav lost my nokia c3.dated 26 dec 2011
    make 2011
    last used number 8142693326
    imei no. 355384041844506
    plz do reply asap if u can help me in any wayz.
    phone is not so painful to loose but yes contacts were really missing in real life

  8. I am Suhas. My mobile number is 09886103690. I lost my mobile on 05-01-2012. My mobile model is Sony Ericsson – Vivaaz. Please track my mobile. Please help me. I wii reward you.

  9. Dear Sir-

    I am requesting you that my Nokia C 5 00 mobile has been losted so please help me for find out my Mobile.

    My name:Updesh Shukla
    Address: 46- Navipurwa dharamshala road Hardoi (Uttar Pradsh)
    Phone model: C 5 00
    Make: Nokia
    Last used No.:8005274574
    E-mail for communication: updesh.shukla@gmail.com
    Missed date: 07/01/2012
    IMEI No:359345036719645
    My alternate contact number is 09307776100

  10. I lost my Samsung phone.
    Went to police station for FIR but those crooks didnt write it. and expecting bribe…

    If anybody didn’t get their cell back then its fault of these crook dogs.

  11. Dear sir,
    My new mobile phone samsung galaxy fit having imei no. 356330049067250 will you plz.. find it for me sir.
    I will be very thankful of you sir
    Hope you will understand my problem and me soon with results.
    THANKING YOU….

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  13. Dear Sainath,

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  14. sir i have lost my mobile with imei number 359020043098438 with last used by the number 9000405803 PLEASE HELP ME

  15. i lost my nokia x2 01 phone on 22 feb 2012 its imei no is 356256040166652 plz try to trace my mobile..plz plz thank u

  16. Sir I have lost my NOKIA X2 mobile phone in Dharamshala. Its IMEI number is 355367043858319. please try to trace my phone.

    Contact No:- +918679307414