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Old April 30th, 2013, 12:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You need people with experience of TMo to answer that.

I keep a record of my IMEI myself. If my phone were stolen I'd report it and it would be blocked on all UK networks, probably all EU, maybe others that cooperate. But I've read that US networks are more parochial about this.

I'd not rely on the network going to the effort of retrieving the IMEI from their db unless you bought it from them. I always keep my own record of such stuff.

And I'm not American, and don't have detailed knowledge of how US networks work. My comment was purely a technical correction - they do see the IMEI of any device you connect from.
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