Can someone point me to the law about changing IMEI?

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By bugsby24, Junior Member on 25th August 2012, 05:02 AM
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In my now locked other thread it was pointed out that changing the IMEI is illegal. Could someone point me to the law that covers this for the USA? I haven't been having much luck with google.
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25th August 2012, 05:29 AM |#2  
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http://www.wirelessforums.org/alt-in...ct-104959.html

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25th August 2012, 04:47 PM |#3  
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I don't see a link to the law in that thread. I have seen many people say that it is illegal, but I have yet to find any US law about it. Is everyone making an assumption here?
25th August 2012, 05:31 PM |#4  
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Oh its certainly illegal. You'll get more time for changing your imei than you would if you slapped your wife. Bad example? oh well
25th August 2012, 07:43 PM |#5  
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Oh its certainly illegal. You'll get more time for changing your imei than you would if you slapped your wife. Bad example? oh well

This is my point. Everyone says this but can't seem to point to the law. I am looking for the actual law that covers this. Can someone point this out?
25th August 2012, 08:10 PM |#6  
I do not and will not claim to know the answer to this question, but i would imagine the place to start looking for this type of information would be the FCC.
27th August 2012, 02:15 AM |#7  
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If your so determined to see this "law" a very simple google search yeilds the answer.


thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:S.3186.IS:

Here is your answer now can we get this closed because I'm very opposed to changing imei number.

3 weeks ago my cousin was killed over his phone and the imei number of the phone is what helped catch the scumbag.

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I'm sorry for your loss. And thank you for settling this.

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27th August 2012, 04:59 AM |#9  
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imei's are used for good, but sadly carriers use them to squeeze extra money out of you by tracking you and forcing extra services on you..

there's plenty of people who have posted imei tweaks, but they get pulled right away.. imei changing isn't illegal everywhere, but sadly it is in us/uk, so xda is a bad place to try and find such things..

android china is fair game tho!

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there is no such law in the usa ANYWHERE but still its hard to find info on it
10th November 2012, 01:36 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by meleii

If your so determined to see this "law" a very simple google search yeilds the answer.


thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:S.3186.IS:

Here is your answer now can we get this closed because I'm very opposed to changing imei number.

3 weeks ago my cousin was killed over his phone and the imei number of the phone is what helped catch the scumbag.

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That looks like law to me.

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there is no such law in the usa ANYWHERE but still its hard to find info on it

.maybe you should have read all the posts on this thread
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