Check Your IMEI Against The Canadian National Blacklist

If you are in the market to upgrade your iPhone or Android phone, or even get an extra phone for a family member or spouse you need to understand what an IMEI and how that works with the national blacklist system. This is absolutely crucial to make sure you have a clear, transparent sale that leaves both parties satisfied.

What Is An IMEI Number?

Just like a license plate is unique to your vehicle, an IMEI is a unique 15-digit number that associates your specific cell phone with an account on a cellular carrier like Rogers or MTS. If you’ve got an iPhone 5S or 6 you can find this string of digits on the back bottom center, and in the settings if you have a Galaxy S6.