MIIT: GSM Association Issues IMEI Numbers To Chinese Mobile Phones

By TechSecurityChina.com Editor
December 25, 2008

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced that the GSM Association has approved China’s Telecommunication Terminal Testing & Approval Forum to issue international mobile equipment identity numbers to Chinese mobile phone and more than 200 types of mobile phones have received the IMEI numbers.

IMEI is the only identification number for a handset and every handset has its unique IMEI number. Previous to this, the GSM association only authorized the British Approvals Board of Telecommunications and the North America’s PCS Type Certification Review Board to issue IMEI numbers to handset manufacturers.

Starting from the end of 2007, the MIIT, which was called Ministry of Information Industry at that time, has been committed to the coordination between the Telecommunication Terminal Testing & Approval Forum and the GSM Association to gain the authorization to issue IMEI numbers to Chinese handsets makers. After that, the TAF and the GSMA negotiated many times and finally reached an agreement, according to which the GSMA approves the TAF to issue IMEI numbers to Chinese-made TD-SCDMA and GSM handsets.

MIIT says to enhance the mobile phone IMEI management, it will further develop a relevant registration and verification system. Upon the completion of the system, it can not only meet the domestic demands for the issue of IMEI, but also can set up a international-standard IMEI management system, so as to provide technical support for the supervision over China’s mobile phone market.

  1. #1 by pawan on January 5th, 2009 - 10:36 pm

    Can anyone tell me how to register my china set through online ie., to IMEI number to my mobile.

  2. #2 by M Nagulan on January 6th, 2009 - 2:13 pm

    Please send me how to get IMEI number for china set. I have more than 20 pieces of china sets. please urgent, how to get IMEI number through online. send details to my email id.”: [email protected]

    Thank you.

  3. #3 by krishna on January 6th, 2009 - 5:38 pm

    this is Krishna rao, I am using china made mobile. Recently Indian government has banned china mobiles which doesn’t have IMEI number. my mobile have the 353918002128136 135790246811220. I want to register my mobile with new IMEI number. Please let me know the details.

  4. #4 by Dayanand on January 10th, 2009 - 5:42 pm

    I have Zhong Da T300 Dual SIM Card Phone With Dual TV & Bluetooth Function.
    But this model doesn’t have IMEI number please help me to get IMEI or where from i can update it to my mobile
    Please help as early as possible

  5. #5 by gary on January 15th, 2009 - 3:55 am

    i have got a iphone clone the model is a CAPITAL P608 and i wanna know how to get settings for the internet
    and my imei number is 3588150100484419

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