Government will now help you find your lost-stolen mobile phone - 7 things to know

One of your biggest smartphone worry may end soon. The government is set to launch a technology solution to enable tracking of lost and stolen mobile phones. Once in place, the system will even be able to trace your smartphone even after its SIM card has been replaced or IMEI number changed. Here's all you need.

1. ?Can track mobile phones even after their SIM card removed, IMEI number changed : The detection system will make the tracking of mobile phones possible even when the SIM card is removed or unique IMEI number has been changed.

2. ?C-DoT has build the technology : The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) is ready with the technology.

3. ?Service to launch in August : The service is expected to be launched in August.

4. ?C-DoT started working on the project, called CEIR, in 2017 : The Department of Telecom (DoT) has assigned the mobile phone tracking project, Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR), to C-DoT in July 2017. It is aimed at bringing down counterfeit cellphones and discouraging theft.

5. ?All services on the stolen or lost mobile phones will be blocked : The CEIR system will block all services on stolen or lost mobile phones on any network. This can be done even if the SIM card has been removed or IMEI number of the handset changed.

6. ?The system will connect IMEI database of all telecom service providers. : The system will function as a central system for all telecom service providers to share blacklisted mobile terminals. With this, the devices placed under the blacklisted category in one network are not able to work on any other network as well.



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