How to Determine Your Motorola Model by the ID Tag

By G.S. Jackson

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When purchasing a phone you want to make sure you know what you are getting. If you have a phone you like but don't know the make or model of the phone you can determine this by looking up the Serial or IMEI numbers. In Motorola phones, dial a special number to get this information and then enter it into a phone database to retrieve the model name.

Step 1

Dial *#06# in the phone and press the "Send" button. The phone sends back the serial and IMEI information.

Step 2

Enter the Serial/MSN or the IMEI number into the "Identify Your Mobile Phone" website in the corresponding text boxes (link in Resources).

Step 3

Click the "Search" button.

Step 4

Note the model of the phone. This is your Motorola phone type.