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Registered: ‎11-02-2009
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Blackberry IMEI numbers

Hello,

 

I've been asked to look into an issue in our product for dealing with IMEI numbers that are greater than 15 characters. The problem is that I can't find any models that support larger IMEI numbers. Does anyone know of any such models? I'll be able to download a simulator and test it. Currently, I'm testing on an 8310 simulator which is chopping off 5 digits (I'm started it up with a 20 digit IMEI).

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Registered: ‎10-16-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z10
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Blackberry IMEI numbers

I believe IMEI codes are always 15 digits. Could you provide some more information on what you are testing and where you are seeing the failure?

Garett
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Re: Blackberry IMEI numbers

Garett,

 

It was a change request that I was asked to look into, yet I've only seen larger IMEI codes for HTC models. I was curious if that was the case for BlackBerry devices. As far as I know, the standard for BlackBerry IMEI codoes is 15 hex digits, I was wondering if there were exceptions to this for newer BlackBerry models?

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Re: Blackberry IMEI numbers

Even OS 7 devices use 15-digit IMEI. According to the IMEI standards an IMEI number should only ever be 15 digits.

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Re: Blackberry IMEI numbers

Cheers for confirming that. They be confusing the IMEI number with something else.

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Registered: ‎04-21-2011
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Blackberry IMEI numbers

  • An IMEI is a 15 digit identifier for GSM devices.
  • An MEID is a 18 digit identifier for CDMA devices.
  • An ESN is a 12 digit identifier for CDMA devices.