Explanatory Notes to your report.
Unique certificate ID: This is the unique id of the report. This can be validated via CheckMEND by putting the number
into the site at the URL supplied. This is the number to supply if you are selling goods on eBay, Craig's list or anywhere
else online as it means the buyer can view the certificate easily.
Report created on: The Date the check was done.
Your search criteria were: This shows the information you entered in the search boxes.
Manufacturer information: In a lot of cases we are able to validate the manufacturer and model of the item FROM the
serial number you enter. This means that you can be assured that the serial number is genuine and has not been
altered or tampered with since manufacture. If we do not have this information we do not display anything on the report.
In some rare instances we may show a type of device completely unlike the item checked. For example, you may check
a bike and we suggest that serial may be for a TV. This is because we know the formats of many serials and if the
format chosen by your bike manufacturer should happen to match then, in the absence of a better match we may
suggest the wrong item. The validating nature of this lookup is of greatest use when applied to items of the same type.
For example, if your serial for your Nokia phone results in us telling you it's for a Sony phone then you should ask more
questions about the phone you have in your hand.
Ever blocked: This relates only to mobile phones using the GSM networks. If we have been told that a GSM network or
networks worldwide have EVER blocked a phone from working on their network it will be shown here. If a phone has
been blocked during its lifetime, this may affect your decision as to whether you wish to purchase it.
Currently blocked: This shows the current blocked status of a GSM phone worldwide. If we know a phone is currently
blocked anywhere in the world it will be shown here. This is important because you want to know if a phone may stop
working as soon as you take it abroad. Being blocked may also impact on the price you are willing to pay for the phone.
Phones shown in the "Ever Blocked" category but not "Currently Blocked" MAY still be blocked on some networks as the
networks are not compelled to unblock them depending on the reason for the unblock. Any phone that has been blocked
historically should be carefully checked for proper functioning.
Lost: If we have a record of an item with the serial number you entered being reported lost, it will be noted here.
Stolen: If we have a record of an item with the serial number you entered being reported as stolen, it will be noted here.
Insurance claims: If we have a record of an item with the serial number you entered being subject to an insurance
claim, it will show here. This is important as this may lead to an ownership dispute between the seller and the insurance
Possible counterfeit: If we have intelligence information which leads us to believe the serial number you have entered
is used in counterfeit goods it will show here.
Possible clone: If we have intelligence information which leads us to believe the serial number you have entered is
used in cloned goods it will show here.
Previous use: If we have information that this item has had previous use we will indicate it here. This is important as
many items sold as new are in fact returns which have been repackaged and this may be relevant to you when buying
Recycled: If an item is shown as recycled it means that it has passed through the hands of a recycler or a refurbisher
and is not a new product.
Contract status: A green result indicates that CheckMEND does not have any record indicating that this handset is still
under contract with a network or a record that indicates the handset has been sold as a Pay As You Go phone. An
amber result indicates that we believe it has been under contract and may still be at the time of checking. If buying the
phone we would encourage you to ask the seller to confirm that it is out of contract.
Finance status: If we have a record of an item with the serial number you entered still within the period of a finance
agreement, it will be noted here.
Warranty: The green tick indicates that we have no information about any repairs made to this item under warranty.
Here is the list of carriers that provide us GSM data:
Acision Netherlands AS EMT Estonia BASE NV/SA Belgium Belgacom Mobile Belgium Belgacom Test Account Belgium Bouygues Telecom France Bridgewater Systems Canada BSNL India Cable & Wireless UK Ltd. United Kingdom Celtel Kenya Ltd. Kenya CLARO CR TELECOMUNICACIONES Costa Rica Corporacion Digitel C.A. Venezuela Cyprus Telecommunications Auth Cyprus DNA Oy Finland Elisa Corporation Finland ESSAR TELECOM KENYA LIMITED Kenya Etisalat - Emirates Telecommunications Corporation United Arab Emirates Free Mobile France Ghana Telecommunications Ltd Ghana H3G Italy Hi3G Access AB Sweden HUAWEI China Hutchison 3G Ireland limited Ireland Hutchison 3G UK Ltd United Kingdom ICE Costa Rica Costa Rica ICE Costa Rica Test Costa Rica IMEI DB Helpdesk India Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd, Mumbai India Meteor Mobile Telecommunications Limited Ireland Meteor TEST ACCOUNT Ireland Millicom Ghana Limited Ghana Mobistar S.A. Belgium Movistar Chile Chile MTN Ghana Ghana MTU Nett AS Norway NetCom AS Norway O2 (UK) Limited United Kingdom O2 Ireland Ireland Orange Communications SA Switzerland Orange France France Orange PCS Ltd United Kingdom Pannon GSM Telecommunications Hungary Recipero Ltd United Kingdom Rogers Wireless Inc. Canada Saudi Telecom Company (STC) Saudi Arabia SFR - CEGETEL France Sonera Mobile Networks Limited Finland Sonofon Denmark Swisscom Mobile Ltd Switzerland T-Mobile (UK) Limited United Kingdom T-Mobile USA, Inc United States TDC Mobil A/S Denmark Tele 2 AB Sweden Telecom Italia Mobile Italy Telecomunicaciones Movilnet C.A. Venezuela Telefonica Moviles España Spain Telefonica O2 Czech Republic, a.s. Czech Republic Telenor Mobile Norway Telenor Sverige AB Sweden Telia A/S Denmark Denmark TeliaSonera Mobile Networks AB Sweden Test Account "A" United Kingdom Test Account "N" Sweden Tusmobil d.o.o Slovenia Uralsvyazinform Russian Federation Vodacom Group Pvt Ltd. South Africa Vodafone D2 GmbH Germany Vodafone Egypt Telecommunications S.A.E Egypt Vodafone Espana S.A. Spain Vodafone Hungary Ltd. Hungary Vodafone Ireland Ltd Ireland VODAFONE Ltd United Kingdom Vodafone Malta Limited Malta Vodafone Netherlands Netherlands Vodafone Omnitel N.V. Italy Vodafone Portugal Portugal Vodafone-Panafon Greece Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA Italy Zain Telecommunications Ghana Ltd. Ghana