Now, A Tool That Can Find If Your Smartphone Is Lost Or Stolen. Know The Details Here!

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| May 13 , 2017 , 13:12 IST
[caption id="attachment_236876" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Representative Image Representative Image[/caption] CTIA, a US-based mobile industry trade group, has launched a tool called "Stolen Phone Checker" powered by GSMA Device Check which lets consumers in the US look up whether a smartphone has been reported lost or stolen. The consumers can check up to five devices a day. ALSO READ: Micromax Launches Canvas 2 Smartphone With Corning Gorilla Glass 5 And 1 Year Free 4G Data "The service provides the wireless industry with the definitive, single source of real-time lost or stolen mobile device data," dailymail.co.uk reported on Saturday. "GSMA Device Check" also helps determine the true device model authenticity, which helps calculate an accurate value. ALSO READ: Vivo V5s Review: Wallet-Friendly Smartphone For Great Selfie Experience "Stolen Phone Checker" works by looking up a device's IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identifier), a unique code that get assigned to every phone. For iPhones, these are printed on the back but in other devices, these can be found in the settings menu. ALSO READ: Micromax Dual 5 Review: Your Own Mini-DSLR Smartphone The service keeps a record of up to 10 years of a smartphone's history and the device's model information and capabilities.