Hoodlums cherish cell phones (particularly costly models). What would it be advisable for you to do on the off chance that you all of a sudden notice your telephone is lost or stolen?
How to obstruct a stolen telephone in Nigeria? Is it something straightforward or difficult to do?
Is it conceivable to play out the errand without IMEI and by utilizing IMEI code? Discover every one of the appropriate responses in our post beneath.
Consistently somebody loses his or her telephone. This happens all over the world, including Nigeria and other African nations. A few people can track their stolen gadget. Others disregard such choices and essentially choose to buy an alternate gadget.
Be that as it may, if this is a significant contraption and it contains critical information (noteworthy recollections, envisions, contact list), don’t give hoodlums a chance to get their hands on it. Essentially obstruct the gadget (indirectly) and secure yourself. We are going to reveal to you how you can hinder your telephone on the off chance that it is stolen or lost.
Step by step instructions to obstruct a stolen telephone utilizing IMEI number
Initially, you have to comprehend what IMEI is. We will rush to clarify this. IMEI are the four letters that stay for the one of a kind identifier of the cell phone. Each telephone has its IMEI code. It has nothing to do with your SIM card in light of the fact that IMEI is likewise with the telephone regardless of whether a steal takes the SIM out or replaces it with his own particular card.
Everybody can see their IMEI by calling a short number *#06# – the number (in some cases two numbers) will be shown ideal on your screen. You would state, ‘How to hinder my stolen telephone on the off chance that I can’t utilize it to discover the IMEI number?’ There is no compelling reason to record it or recollect. Your identifier is composed on the first contraption’s container – so keep the crates for every single new telephone you buy, in the event of some unforeseen issue. By and by, don’t stress in the event that you have no telephone and no container on the grounds that beneath we will disclose to you how to obstruct a telephone without IMEI.
Coincidentally, it is normally totally free for the gadget proprietor to ask for its remote blocking.
Here is how you can block your phone with IMEI:
As soon as you notice that you have no phone anymore, you need to visit your closest police office in Nigeria and file a report about missing or lost mobile device.
Let the police know your IMEI number so that they can try to track and locate it for you. Sometimes, however, it is impossible to trace lost and stolen gadgets.
If tracking and location of a phone are impossible even with the help of police, you should call your mobile operator customer service and tell them your phone is lost or stolen and needs to be blocked by IMEI code. Your carrier will ask for a copy of a police report and your information. Provide the documents and your gadget will be distantly blocked by your operator.
Each blocked gadget cannot be used on a different network since carriers share a database of blocked devices. Besides, whoever finds or has your lost device won’t be able to access your financial details and personal information.
How to block a stolen phone without IMEI number
Now let us say your phone is stolen or lost but you don’t know its IMEI number and don’t have that box your phone came in. How is it possible to block such a device in Nigeria?
Contact the carrier whose SIM you have inserted into your phone. They will not be able to block your device, but they can at least block your SIM card. This way you will not be suddenly surprised by a huge bill made by a person who has found and kept using your device (making phone calls, sending text messages, and surfing the web).
If you own any authorized phone from a Nigerian mobile network, you can easily ask the mobile operator to block your device even without telling them your IMEI number. How is it possible? Mobile networks can access the ‘call list’ of their clients with authorized gadgets purchased from this network. If this is your case, the company has to confirm your identity (make sure that you are the original device owner) and then it can block your gadget. All you have to do is make a request through customer support and identify yourself.
Phone block process usually takes up to 48 hours. Such blocked gadget won’t be accessible through any other mobile network, so whoever has your device won’t be able to make calls and use the mobile network.
By the way, authorized phone users who have a legit insurance on their device can request a device replacement. It would cost you some money, but you will end up with a new replacement of the phone.
You see that there is a solution if you notice that your phone is no longer with you. We explained how to block a stolen phone in Nigeria, so follow the methods above and you will protect your personal information from being used by third-party persons.
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