How do I find out if my phone is on the National Stolen Device Blacklist?
The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) has created a public site that allows you to search for your phone’s IMEI to find out if it’s on the National Stolen Device Blacklist.
If you would like to see if your phone is on the National Stolen Device Blacklist, enter your phone’s IMEI number at: https://www.devicecheck.ca/check-status-device-canada/
How do I find my phone’s IMEI?
An IMEI number is your phone’s ‘identity card’. It enables you to obtain your unlock code. It’s also an anti-theft provision by allowing you to block your phone in case it is lost or stolen.
Your IMEI number can be found:
- By dialing *#06# on your phone’s keyboard
- Under your phone’s battery, or on the supporting card that holds an iPhone’s SIM card
- Printed on a sticker attached to your phone’s original packaging
About the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)
CWTA is the authority on wireless issues, developments and trends in Canada. It represents companies that provide services and products across the wireless sector. Representing the industry before all levels of government and various regulatory agencies, CWTA actively promotes the industry with the goal of ensuring continued growth of the wireless sector in Canada. CWTA administers a number of initiatives on behalf of its members, including corporate social responsibility programs and the national common short codes program.
About the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA)
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.
If your phone is lost or stolen, you can suspend your plan and declare it lost or stolen in your account using the Report a lost or stolen phone/SIM form.
Learn more here: What to do when your phone or SIM is lost or stolen.