View Single Post
Old April 30th, 2013, 12:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
AF Contributor
Hadron's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Dimension Jumping
Posts: 12,189
Device(s): HTC One (S-Off), HTC Desire (retired)
Carrier: Orange UK

Thanks: 2,262
Thanked 5,124 Times in 3,696 Posts

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.
Forum Rules & Guidelines - Android Forums FAQ
If a post helps you, use the Thanks! button.
Spam or offensive? Don't respond, report it /!\
Hadron is online now  
Reply With Quote