Is there a way to block a stolen cellphone permanently?

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Hi all;

Is there a way to block a stolen cellphone permanently?

Someone stole my brand new cellphone, it is a Samsung Corby2.

So I really want to block it permanently ,like even they try to unblock or access it, it will not open,so no one can use it.

thank you.

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Is there a way to block a stolen cellphone permanently?

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Hi Jenny123.

I'm afraid there is no "permanent" way of blocking a cellular phone.  

It is possible to block if you report it to either your network provider or through the government agency handling telecommunications in your country.  

The process usually involves you filling out some paperwork, giving them the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) of your phone and showing proof that the phone that you want to block is indeed yours.  

It works usually.  

However, any resourceful mobile phone technician can change the IMEI through special tools that can rewrite the IMEI of the phone.

Hope this helps.

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Is there a way to block a stolen cellphone permanently?

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Hi,

If you have IMEI no of your stolen phone then report it to your local operator to block the device. This makes your phone network provider to put your phone’s IMEI number in a shared database called as an Equipment Identity Register (EIR) which reduces the threats of stolen handsets, by enabling individual operators to prevent the use of stolen handsets in their own network.

Now to make the stolen phone inaccessible in other networks (service providers) also, your IMEI no is transferred to Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR) which is a database of the IMEI numbers of blacklisted handsets.

Once the device number is listed on CEIR, it wouldn’t work with any of the network provider.

It worked for me. Hope this helps.

Revert for any further clarification.

Thanks,

Sabaa H

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