In today's world, each of us has a mobile phone and cannot imagine life without it. It is an inseparable element of our everyday life. There is no doubt that the telephone era is advancing at an unbelievably high speed. On the other hand, have you ever wondered when buying telephones whether it is sometimes a fake, and worse, whether it is stolen? Fortunately, there is an easy method to find out.
Everyone would like to be the happy owner of the latest phones that have barely hit the market. Unfortunately, many of us cannot afford it. Buying a new phone is always associated with high expenses, which means that we reach for those from the lower shelf. What do we pay attention to when buying a new phone? mark? color? or its functionality? There are many factors that go into making a purchase. However, how many of us wonder if the phone is a counterfeit or stolen? Shiny packaging does not always mean we have the original phone or the seller is trying to deceive us. Fortunately, nowadays we can check it easily and quickly with the single IMEI number that each phone has.
The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a unique number to identify GSM, WCDMA, and iDEN mobile phones, as well as some satellite phones.
Mostly phone have one IMEI number, but in dual SIM phones are two. The IMEI is only used for identifying the device and has no permanent or semi-permanent relation to the subscriber. The number is used by the GSM network to identify valid devices and therefore can be used for stopping a stolen phone from accessing the network in that country.
Check the screws. Each original iPhone smartphone uses pentalobe security screws, one with five tabs. It makes everyone a potential counterfeiter who needs special tools to do their job. If the screws of your iPhone look different than this. What to do to make sure that your iPhone is original, it probably is a fake.
Check the Apple logo. Well, the truth. Fake Apple logo can be taped to the real; make sure you rub it with your finger. If you feel the passage of the housing on the phone the Apple logo, your smartphone is a forgery. To make sure that your iPhone is Apple's original product, check the IMEI of your device. You will receive confirmation of: model, color, capacity, and warranty. This service is free.