In many countries like Uk, there is mobile phone database, which can prevent lost or stolen mobile phones from being used on any mobile network, thus these stolen mobile phones are worthless to anyone. This system exactly works such as a stolen credit card, whenever you loose your credit card, you simply make a phone call to your requisite bank to deactivate your credit card. Similar is the case with mobile phones, you call your service provider and give them a specific amount to deactivate your stolen mobile phone. This system applies to both prepay and postpaid packages.
Every mobile in this world has an unique code called as International mobile products identity (IMEI Amount). This is an unique serial number of every mobile phone. If you supply this serial amount to your network operator, they will deactivate your stolen mobile phone. No one can use your mobile phone even if the person who provides stolen your mobile, insert brand-new Sim in the mobile. This mobile will be useless for all networks or service providers. All mobile network operators will deactivate or disable the phone by reference to this unique IMEI number of the mobile phone. Do check your lost mobile phone - IMEI Number and Track IMEI Number.
A 15 digit code will appear on the display screen after pressing send button, or in some phones it comes automatically just by writing * # 0 6 #. So whenever you buy a mobile phone, get this code from the battery or write above code on your phone and get IMEI amount simply.
After this, document this 15 digit IMEI number and your phone number on your personal note book, place this book at a safe place and that's it. Now suppose if you lost your phone, make a call to your service provider and give them your phone number and this particular key,i.e IMEI number. They will deactivate your stolen mobile phone. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody do this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones
Remember your mobile phone is very valuable for you. You may have very important data stored in it. So care for your mobile phones. Don't use your mobile in crowded locations or where you might feel unsafe. Authorities is trying to encourage mobile phone companies to give more options for improving mobile phone security.
So remember this simple code *#06#. Tell all your friends and colleagues to get IMEI number with the help of this code. If all of us simply follow this tip of making mobile secure, believe me, no-one will try to steal your mobile phone.