8484 IMEI SMS Responses Details . Users can get These 4 Responses (Explained)

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8484 IMEI SMS Responses Details . Users can get These 4 Responses (Explained)

Cells.pk is continuously updating you about PTA mobile phone blocking after 1st December 2018. All you need to do is simply verify or register your cell phone including (Tablets as well as all types of Mobile devices) latest by the given time span by PTA. In this article, you will learn about all 4 responses that you may receive from PTA on verification of your mobile device.

Table Of Contents:

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  1. Compliant IMEI
  2. Non-Compliant IMEI
  3. Valid IMEI
  4. Stolen IMEI

Read More: Complete Guide for Travelers/Passengers Carrying Mobile phones to Pakistan

Responses from PTA till 1st December 2018 (Phase 1 of DIRBS are explained below)

How to know your Device PTA IMEI Number:

The first step that you will need to follow to get your device’s PTA registration is to know your cell phone’s IMEI number and to do so, please follow the instructions given below:

  1. Dial *#06#
  2. You can also find your device IMEI number on the back of your device
  3. Note down your IMEI number
  4. In next step, send this IMEI number to 8484 (If you have a Dual-SIM phone, then you will need to send both IMEI numbers to 8484).

Complete Details of 8484 SMS Responses (with Pictures) that you may receive after sending your IMEI number to 8484

Basically, there are four (04) types of text messages that you may receive as a reply to your verification message to 8484. Here we have gathered complete details of all 4 responses with a quick guide on what to do afterwards.

1. Compliant IMEI:


Compliant IMEI


This means that your cell phone is approved by PTA

Action Required:

No further action is required. Keep using your phone.

2. Non-Compliant IMEI:


Non Compliant IMEI


This message indicates that the device IMEI number isn’t approved by PTA. Hence, the SIM which you are using will automatically be paired with the IMEI number of your cell phone. You will be able to use your device after 1st December 2018.

Action Required:

Your device IMEI will be paired with your SIM number. No further action is required. Just keep using your device.

3. Valid IMEI:


Valid IMEI


This text message response from PTA indicates that your device IMEI is valid but not approved by PTA.

Action Required:

Insert a local mobile network SIM in the mobile device that you don’t want to blocked after 1st December 2018 and do any commercial activity for instance; Make a Call (to anyone), Send SMS or use Internet on your device. PTA will mark your device as Compliant.

4. Stolen IMEI:


Stolen IMEI


This message indicates that the IMEI number which you sent to 8484 is already reported as Stolen

Action Required:

This means that the device you purchase is reported as Stolen and no further action can be taken. It will be blocked after 1st December 2018.

Hope you found this blog helpful. Let us know in the comments section below if you have any question in mind or send in your queries at [email protected] for further details. Stay connected for more interesting news, reviews and updates coming your way.

About Ahad Ch

Ahad is a Co-Founder & Editor in Chief at Cells.pk with 6 Years of experience in Digital journalism. Ahad has a passion for covering all latest news from the world of technology and takes keen interest in phone customization (Android & iOS). Reach him via [email protected]