Phone [Q] Can I create a messaging ApP that uses IMEI numbers to send TexTs to my friends.

Hi, am learning android app development and am curious if i someone can actually create an app that uses the phones' IMEI no. for messaging.
If i can create one that when installed on phones (android only) will use the native IMEI no. of the phone to link and send messages to other phones with the same app installed. I would like to create one for my neighbourhood friends. Please advise.