We’ve discussed the issue of the IMEI number before, whether it was for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or for any other Android device. This time, however, we’d like to insist on an aspect that is different from learning how to find out the IMEI code. We would like to show you what you have to do with that code, how to check the IMEI number of your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and why is that important.
This 16-digit unique code, which stands for International Mobile Station Equipment Identity, cannot be found on any other smartphone in the world. Since it serves for identification purposes, you can imagine that there are databases where all these codes are taken into account. That’s also where any potential problem with one of those codes (or the devices they are associated to) will be mentioned.
Go to any wireless carrier – Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint – and ask them to check the IMEI number of your Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The search result should state whether your device is usable or not; the latter status is triggered in case that the smartphone is marked as blacklisted or stolen in the database.
A blacklisted IMEI will show up as blacklisted in the evidence of any wireless network, which will result in blocking the access of that device to any network out there. Moreover, it’s impossible to change this IMEI code, which means that the results you’re getting from an IMEI check are as accurate as they can get.
In conclusion, you should ask your carrier to verify the code of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 before you buy it. As mentioned, you’ll want to do this to confirm yourself that the phone hasn’t been stolen and isn’t currently blacklisted. You can do the verification in person, or you can use a dedicated website where you type the details of your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and where you’ll get, aside from its status, plenty of other details – Model and Brand, Design and Memory, purchase date etc.