What is tracking? Tracking means get the current location of a roaming device. And IMEI tracker is a method where the device current location can be found based on IMEI Number. IMEI tracker can be used in multiple ways. The method depends on mobile phone type, OS type, and software installed in a device. If your sim gets active in a device, device location propagates to the serving telecom network. The serving location is called the VPLMN id. If a sim card has been replaced then it is not possible to find the location of a device based on a phone number. The mobile network gets device information along with new sim details upon phone registration. The following are the few methods for IMEI tracker options.
Track IMEI for a basic phone:
The basic phone doesn’t have internet, the os in the basic phone has SMS, Voice and USSD capability only.
The first thing to track IMEI is to get the IMEI number of the device. There are many ways to get the IMEI number of a device. Click on the link to get an IMEI number for your mobile device. Get IMEI Number
Now you have the IMEI information. Inform the local police about the lost device with the IMEI number. Police will inform all mobile operators to track the IMEI. Upon turning on the mobile phone with a new sim card, the phone will do the location update with the network of the current sim card provider. The location update has IMSI and IMEI number along with the current location. If a device is on track, new IMSI can be found for the lost device. IMSI has full information about the person who has purchased the sim.
IMEI number tracking by the mobile operator:
The mobile phone configures the subscriber profile in the HLR. The HLR profiles have details of the subscription. The device IMEI is present in EIR. Each mobile operator has access to the EIR. When a mobile phone is put on the track. All mobile roaming nodes put the tracking for the mobile device.
Track IMEI for a smartphone:
Android IMEI tracker
If you are using a smartphone (Android and Phone). Google or iOs, gives the option to track the device and take actions remotely. Actions can lock the device and erasing data. For android devices just click on link android.com/find.
Sign in with google account then a dashboard will be open, there you have different options. If a device is connected via wifi, it reveals the wifi network name.
iOS IMEI tracker :
Icloud provides the option for tracking a lost device. One has to log in on Icloud, there are options to taken actions for the lost device. IMEI Tracker iOS
From a device tracker software:
There are applications available for various mobile device operating systems, for tracking a lost mobile phone using IMEI number. IMEI Tracking Software should be already installed. These devices required an internet connection and will update information on a central server once the device will turn on. You can provide IMEI on the server for tracking the device. As the tracking application is installed on the device, there can be many features provided by the tracking software.