The revamped rules mean all mobile phones reported as stolen to operators will have their international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) numbers blocked within 2 days at most.
In March, 761,651 mobile phone calls were registered, 6% less than in February, due to the temporary suspension of the number portability service that was carried out from March 25 to March 31 to move the information from the current database of this mechanism to the new administrator: Informática El Corte Inglés SA, reported the Supervisory Agency of Private Investment in Telecommunications – OSIPTEL. peru phones imei
These locks continued during the months of September where 200,000 invalid IMEI locks were made; in October 300,000; November 293,634 and December 142,786. To this is added the number of lines linked to invalid IMEIs that were repeatedly detected to return to traffic with other invalid IMEIs, and in the last semester of 2020 the details of more than 148 thousand lines were sent to the Ministry of the Interior for the respective treatment.
It should be noted that during 2020 information was shared with the Crime Prevention Prosecutor’s Office to evaluate the initiation of proceedings or preliminary investigation against the crimes of reception and cloning or adulteration of telecommunications terminals as part of its preventive fiscal function.
In view of this, OSIPTEL recommends that users acquire their cellular equipment in formal stores and that before making a second-use purchase, they verify if the physical IMEI (which appears on the back of the cell phone, behind the battery or in the slot SIM Card) matches the logical IMEI (which appears on the screen when you type * # 06 #).