Sharing of IMEIs between mobile networks to discourage theft
What it is
The IMEI Blacklisting Code allows consumers to report lost or stolen handsets to their mobile provider so it is blocked and cannot be used on any mobile network, nationwide.
The purpose of the code is to co-ordinate sharing of IMEIs between mobile networks to discourage theft and disrupt the operation of illegal markets.
Who it applies to
Mobile network providers who operate a cellular network in New Zealand who sign up to the code.
Who it affects
- Consumers who have lost their phone or had it stolen.
- Signatories to this Code
Document type: Voluntary code
Document version: 2nd edition. July 2016.