Have a Samsung galaxy 3s and I put my chip in, it said check the network i did it had three k oodo,etc,bell . I hit k oodo said serching then k oodo unavailable try later. Was told that the phone might be lost or stolen so will i be able to ever use it . Can there be a number punched into the phone so it'll register with koodo.
The imei number is programed into each phone at the time of manufacture. It is the unique identifying number for that handset and can't be changed. It is this number that has been flagged with every provider in North America, saying "Do not let this phone connect to your network, it has been reported lost or stolen."