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10th August 2004 at 09:55 #39106MisaGuest
As you may know, the IMEI format is XXXXXX-YY-ZZZZZZ-A, where the first 6 digits (XXXXXX) is called TAC (type allocation number), and the next 2 digits is FAC (final assembly number). Based on TAC, we can determine the phone model. And from FAC, we can know the country of origin.
For example, if the IMEI is 350880-30-123456-7, then from TAC=350880 we know this is “Nokia 6800”, and from FAC=10 we know this phone is made in Korea.
I am looking for such IMEI database. If you know where I can get it, plz let me know.
My email: email@example.com August 2004 at 09:58 #39107MisaGuest
Sorry, FAC=30 then the phone is made in Korea.
If the FAC=10 then the country of origin is Finland.
Anyone has any idea?11th August 2004 at 18:53 #39108SophieGuest
Be carefull using the IMEI. The IMEI structure has been changing. The last chab¿nged was for 1/1 2003, but there was a transition period between from 1/1 2003 to 31/3 2004.
Present structure of IMEI:
IMEI is today defined as TAC, FAC and serial number. TAC and FAC is assigned by a reporting body (Cetecom). FAC is then also partly controlled by SEMC since it’s related per production site.
New structure of IMEI:
The new structure is valid from 1/1 2003.
IMEI will be defined in the following fields
Type Allocation Code, TAC 8 digits
Each type of phone is assigned to one or several TAC depending on the number of produced units.
A major change to a type requires a new TAC assignment.
TAC is divided into two groups, NN, XXXXYY.
NN is the reporting body identifier (Cetecom)
XXXXYY is running numbers assigned per type. YY has a special meaning during the transition period.
Runs from 1/1 2003 to 31/3 2004.
During this time reporting body assigns new TAC as defined below but with YY set to 00. The running number on TAC will then be:
NN123400, NN123500, NN123600
Starting from 1/4 2004 the running numbers will be NN123400, NN123401……12th August 2004 at 09:29 #39109MisaGuest
Thanks for your useful information.
However, where I can get a list of the TAC and corresponding model type?
firstname.lastname@example.org August 2004 at 16:04 #39110SophieGuest
The list and TAC has to be give from the telephones manufactures.17th August 2004 at 10:23 #39111MisaGuest
Other comment, plz ???23rd August 2004 at 07:49 #39112Hi allGuest
Anyone know my country of origin if the IMEI number is: 351346/40/032625/4
Thanks and best regards,
Phuc23rd August 2004 at 22:27 #39113JustinGuest
That’s Finland. Here’s a good tool if you need to look that up in the future:
Hope this helps!
Justin24th August 2004 at 02:29 #39114Thank you so much JustinGuest
Thank you so much Justin,
Yes I have known the website you said but according to the FAC in my 7250, it is 40 then the phone was made in China.
More, in the IMEI analyzer tool you advise, it does not state the authentic manufacture. So I am still in doubt about my phone despite it operates beautifully.
Phuc16th September 2004 at 10:25 #39115Do TuanGuest
I have this IMEI:350604301068891
Please let me know the country of origin
Thank you20th September 2004 at 00:40 #39116MisaGuest
The FAC=30 so country of origin=Korea.9th February 2011 at 08:20 #39117wiroGuest
would inform on how we can get the database imei ?3rd June 2014 at 13:05 #39118unais mamGuest
I couldn’t find out my mobile country of origin so pls let me know how to find it easily.I’m using a Huawei Ascend G730 & IMEI Number’s 86275102479432827th February 2015 at 03:39 #39119vaishnav chavanGuest
My FAC in imei no is 25. can u pls tell me the quality f the phone n where it was manufactured…26th December 2016 at 19:19 #39120hasanGuest
my Note5(Sm-N920CD) IMEI # 352959075965070 need origin country
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