In recent weeks, the Indonesian black market smartphone community has been troubled by news that cellphones not registered on the Ministry of Industry’s official website from the Ministry of Communication and Information will soon be blocked. This news has emerged due to the influx of smuggled cellphones, such as iPhones, Samsungs, Xiaomis, and other brands into Indonesia. As a result, black market smartphone users in Indonesia must be cautious because their phones may be blocked starting this August.
To check whether a cellphone’s IMEI number is in the Kominfo database, the Indonesian government has issued an official website. In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to check the IMEI number of a cellphone online through the Indonesian Ministry of Industry’s official website. Whether it’s an Android, Windows Phone, or iPhone, the guide is simple and straightforward.
First, retrieve the cellphone’s IMEI number by typing in the code *#06# or finding it through the phone’s settings. With the IMEI number at hand, visit the Ministry of Industry’s official website and enter the IMEI number in the column provided. If the message “IMEI is registered in the Ministry of Industry database.” is displayed on the screen, then the phone is officially registered and not a black-market product.
For cellphones purchased outside Indonesia after August 17, 2019, they are still usable as long as they comply with Indonesian laws and regulations.
BM cellphone users need not worry if their phone’s IMEI number is not registered on the Ministry of Industry’s website. They can still register the IMEI number on the Ministry of Education’s website.
In conclusion, black market smartphone users in Indonesia need to be cautious about their cellphone’s IMEI number. However, they need not panic because the registration process remains easy and straightforward. When purchasing a new cellphone, choose an officially-recognized product and avoid buying from distributors. It is advisable to purchase Xiaomi TAM warranty to stay ahead of the game. Lastly, it is essential to share information with friends and family and stay informed to avoid the inconvenience of owning a black-market cellphone.