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How to get IMEI number legally in India for Chinese Mobiles

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In India, from 01 Dec 09 onwards mobile phones without an IMEI number will not work. Mobile phone operators have been instructed to stop the services to these handsets. Millions of Indians are using the China made, local and smuggled handsets which don’t have valid IMEI number. If you are one among this then you have the one and only option to get an IMEI number.

Mobile Standard Alliance of India  is exclusively authorized body in India by GSM Association (GSMA) to perform Genuine IMEI Implant program (GII). MSAI is working in partnership with Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and Department of Telecommunications (DOT) to implant the genuine IMEI numbers on to the mobile handsets which are carrying bad/non genuine IMEI numbers as a one time Amnesty Program.

Now it is a Golden chance to get a genuine IMEI number.

Visit your nearest GII (Genuine IMEI Implant program) center and with a nominal fee of Rs 199/- you will get a new IMEI number. It is the once in a life time opportunity to make your phone live.

Remember the following

  • A genuine IMEI number can only be implanted at authorized GII service centers as per Govt approved processes recognized by COAI & MSAI. If it is done at any other unauthorized source it will not be valid.
  • You need to carry ID proof. (Ex: Voter ID Card, Drivers Licenses, etc). Your photograph will be captured at the authorized GII service center, at no extra cost, apart from Rs. 199/-
  • You can carry as many handsets if you like to the center . If you are bringing in multiple handsets it is advisable that you come in person with valid ID proof.

Update:  Essar group’s The Mobi Store offers IMEI implant to the blocked subscribers.

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40 comments… add one
  • sachin

    charges for this process GII (Genuine IMEI Implant program) center
    is not nominal for everyone who uses china mobile. Also,
    the last day for submission would be extended from month end to at least 10th of dec.2009.

    Millions of Indians using china handsets and GII should think twice for them also.
    Everybody will not afford Rs.199 but have to pay the charges for authorization.

    I know everybody will not agree with my statements.
    But still.

    Thank you very much,

  • china mobil im no how to rajgister ime no

  • Symonds


  • yunus

    I just want to know abt charges that is 199/-
    this is for single sim card or dual sim card?

    OR 199/- for one handset?

    coz these ppl asking 199/- for one sim card.

    Please let me know how much should i pay for dual sim card????

    • Hi Yunus,
      The IMEI number is not for SIM. It is for the handset. you have to pay Rs 199/- for each handset. If your handset is with dual SIM with simultaneous operation facility then you must pay for two IMEI numbers. It is depending upon your handset

  • mudassir




    there are only two dealers in kashmir valley to register IMEI for chinese mobiles. the people here r suffring due to d delay of a valid imei for their chines cell phones. so i too want the dealership for the siad system.


    is there any other way out to register chinese invalid imei. if so plz. do reply

  • Hassan,
    The program has been officially closed. Don’t be trapped into the fake implanting agencies or any website to do this because it is against the law and the fake numbers can be detected very easily. A lot of people like you are facing this problem and let’s hope that Govt will look into the mater to re-open the GII program.

  • this is my emei no 135790246811220 can u any hlep

  • It is understood that the Mobistore offering IMEI implantation. Try to contact the nearest shop

  • ssforever

    where is GII center in pune

  • sunil

    can i get the address for hyderabad also plz…..

  • abdul

    hey alot of my friends registered there imei for free no online by some softwere do u know anything about tat softwere ??? if u do know about it then plz tell …………..

  • Hi Abdul,
    It is always better to do the things legally.

  • Interesting read. There is currently quite a lot of information around this subject around and about on the net and some are most defintely better than others. You have caught the detail here just right which makes for a refreshing change – thanks.

  • surendar

    if u want to register imei numbers in china nokia sonyericsson motorala htc imate CHINESE MOBILES & other mobiles 09841452115

  • Lalit Gupta


    Can u please confirm me the new dates for GII programm. Or will it gonna launch again or not.


  • janak

    I Want Imei no. for China Mobile (Success S4) . How to register it….pls. help me…..

  • i have china mobile we wants imei no. plz call 8898255275

  • Thanks for very good posting on IMEI number that will be more valuable and helpful also.

    China Mobile Phones

  • china mobile is very good company

  • ramana

    i have a mobile watch phone the imei number was invaild.how to change the imei number. please tell me. if any centers in hyderabad

  • Ravi Kumar

    I want to purchase IMEI no can you send the price of IMEI & process to the same.




    I HAVE SPICE MOBILE DUAL SIM, IT HAVE BOTH IMEI NO 910589000640335(VALID) IMEI NO 910589001325332(NOT VALID) reply plz.

  • hitesh

    Hello sir,
    I have brought a chine mobile today the date is 2/9/2012
    And i have the same problem that the imei is not verified so i am not able to get the network…
    Is there any way now to get my imei number verified??? or i have to keep my phone unworking forever???
    i live in mumbai,thane

  • arun

    hi…. i am owning micromax a110.. it runs on ics so i taught updating it 2 jelly bean bt aftr updating it i lost my cell imei no’s so plz cn u say tht cn i gt back tht imei no or shal i apply for new imei no’s its a dual sim cell ny hrelp pplz rly…………..

  • chandresh

    I have lost My IMEI Number of samsung S4 bought from HongKong
    what shall i do to restore IMEI No. or Can u pls help me with The IMEI Implant Address in Mumbai . so i can visit . resolve My Issue

    Thank you

    waiting for your revert .

  • I have China Mobile need IMEI number Can any one give me 4 IMEI number?
    Kind Regards
    Shiyan Kuttan

  • T.V. Srinivasan

    My daughter sent me a Samsung S4 android cell from Canada. When I used my local Airtel micro shim, it is not working. Looks I have to get IEMI number changed. How to get it at chennai and where to approach.

    • It maynot be an IMEI issue. Is it an unlocked phone? If not you have to unlock the same to use with other mobile service providers. Contact a good mobile repair center to unlock the phone

  • i am using Hawaii honor h30 l01 smart phone which earlier used in uae ,now i am facing problem with imei number.
    help me

  • Pawan kumar

    I have a htc desire 526g+ phone . Phone ‘s imei is invalid then what is tha process. Is any GII center in delhi ncr

  • Hello,admin,
    i jst willing to know that weather they can track imei,actually i lots my phone with some essential on to it.is they any probability to get back.

  • Sudhir

    Dear admin
    I don’t know GII,
    I want registerd my imei.
    So where i want to go. Service provider gallery or another gallery.

  • upendra kumar

    I have purchase Samsung guru mobile online shopping is not a working I guess this imei no is duplicate so I want imei dealers of UDHAMPUR (j& k).

  • Nitin Kashinath Jadhav

    Hi i m using coolpad dazen china phone purchased online since last week my phone network is unavailable due lost of IMEI number please suggest me how to get IMEI number.

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