Can you identify the model of an iPhone with it's IMEI number?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shad, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. shad macrumors newbie

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    Hi there

    just wanted to know if My insurance company is able to distinguish the model of my iPhone with just the imei number or do I need to specify the type of iPhone to them?


    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. mbsaeger macrumors 6502

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    IMEI is what tells AT&T what phone you have... Not sure how your insurance can handle that
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I would think you would want to give everything you can to identify your iPhone, b/c it sounds like you are trying to pull a fast one by giving the insurance company a different IMEI or JUST the IMEI.....:eek::eek::eek:
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, sounds kind of shady to me. In fact, it's so shady, he even left the y off his user name.
     
  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    +1 ^^^ I don't know how I could have missed that one; nice catch "rdowns".... lol :p:p:p
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Not being one to do shady things, what would he be trying to do?
     
  7. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Getting insurance on an older v1 iPhone or a 3GS when it's a 3G or v1 iPhone, then claiming it was lost or stolen, when in fact it's sold on CL or EB. Why wouldn't you want to give your insurance company the serial # or the CORRECT IMEI?:eek::eek::eek:
     
  8. lavinci macrumors 6502

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    If that's what he OP is trying to do, let him do it then. He'll know it's a bad thing to do when his insurance company comes after him for fraud.
     
  9. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Yes, insurers can verify your phone details, and they do.

    Source: work :)
     
  10. shad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow, didn't expect this many replies. I have an iPhone 3g s and I just wanted to make sure that the insurance company knew that as they only asked me what size it was (8, 16, or 32gb) and not for the model, so I was a bit uncertain; I would hate to recieve the old model as a replacement should something happen to mine. I've emailed them again nevertheless to clairify and everything is fine. Just thought maybe I'd get a faster answer here.

    Too many assumptions here it seems, I guess it's understandable though.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  11. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    no problem, just build up your posts, and your trust will automatically grow :)
     

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