2 Steps to Finding Your Cell Phone’s Serial Number

Do you know your cell phone’s serial number? You should — if it’s stolen, you can provide the number to your service provider so the phone can be blocked. Then, even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless – no calls, no downloads.

Here’s how to find your cell phone’s serial number:

  1. Type in the following on your phone: star-pound-zero-six-pound (* # 0 6 #).
  2. A fifteen digit code will appear on the screen — this is your phone’s serial number.

Note the number somewhere where it’s easily accessible and be sure to update it when you get a new phone.