Government Launches Web Portal to Find Your Lost or Stolen Mobile Phone
Branch of Telecommunications (DoT) has acted the hero of the individuals who have their cell phones lost or taken. Priest for Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday disclosed an entrance in Mumbai which will help cell phone clients follow their taken or lost cell phones. A task called Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR) has been attempt by DoT for this reason. Close by, DoT likewise propelled an oceanic interchanges administration, and uncovered VSAT arrangements supplier Nelco will embrace broadband administrations in the sea division.
Lost Your Phone ?
Every single cell phone have a novel International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number which is utilize to recognize them. Since IMEI is reprogrammable, “a few lowlifes do reconstruct the IMEI number, which results in cloning of IMEI causing numerous telephone gadgets with same IMEI number. As on date, there are numerous instances of cloned/copied IMEI handsets in the system,” as indicated by the division.
On the off chance that such IMEIs are hinder, a few certified clients may endure. Along these lines, there is a need to dispose of copy and phony IMEI telephones. It is for this reason the CEIR (site) venture has been embraced, aside from helping address “security, robbery, and different concerns”.
Speck has recorded these as the essential targets of the CEIR venture, “Hindering of lost/taken cell phones crosswise over versatile. Systems along these lines debilitating burglary of cell phones; encourage in following of such revealed lost/taken cell phones; avoidance of cell phones with copy and phony IMEIs in the system; diminish the utilization of fake cell phones; decreased wellbeing dangers to the clients with the control of utilization of fake cell phones; improve QoS and diminish call drops with decrease being fake cell phones.”
How to document a protest?
In the event that your cell phone gets taken or lost, you will initially need to document a First Information Report (FIR). With the police and after that illuminate DoT about the episode through a helpline number 14422. After check, DoT will boycott the telephone, blocking it from further use. Furthermore, on the off chance that anybody attempts to utilize the gadget utilizing an alternate SIM. The specialist organization will distinguish the new client and advise the police, as per a report by Livemint.
Spot has been dealing with CEIR since 2017. It will have a database of all IMEI numbers in India since 2017. It will likewise approach GSM Association’s (GSMA) overall database of IMEI numbers to contrast and identify cell phone and fake IMEI numbers.