The IMEI or MEID number for your mobile phone acts as a unique identifier for that device. No two devices will have the same IMEI or MEID, which makes it a very useful tool for tracking lost or stolen cell phones.
1. You can retrieve the IMEI/MEID number on virtually any phone by dialing in the universal code, *#06*
2. You typically will not need to press the Call or Send button, as the IMEI/MEID number will appear as soon as you finish dialing the code.
Most phones will tell you when the number is displayed if it is an IMEI or MEID number. If your phone doesn’t you can verify which number it is by checking what carrier you use. GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile use IMEI numbers. CDMA networks such as Sprint, Verizon, and US Cellular use MEID numbers.