Difference between revisions of "cellphone magic numbers"

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==About==
 
==About==
 
'''Woozle notes''': Based on personal observation, it would seem that cellphone carriers use a system of "magic numbers" to perform a small number of internal functions. I remember running into at least one or two other magic numbers on other cellphone services, but have not yet been able to find any documentation I might have of those encounters.
 
'''Woozle notes''': Based on personal observation, it would seem that cellphone carriers use a system of "magic numbers" to perform a small number of internal functions. I remember running into at least one or two other magic numbers on other cellphone services, but have not yet been able to find any documentation I might have of those encounters.
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* <code>*#06#</code> (universal): retrieves [[IMEI]]/[[MEID]] number
 
* <code>*#*#8647#*#*</code> - [[Republic Wireless]]: "clears the SIM card to work with our service", according to support, but actually probably tells the service to accept the phone. This is a key part of the process for getting Republic to work with an "unsupported" phone.
 
* <code>*#*#8647#*#*</code> - [[Republic Wireless]]: "clears the SIM card to work with our service", according to support, but actually probably tells the service to accept the phone. This is a key part of the process for getting Republic to work with an "unsupported" phone.
 
** Source: [https://help.republicwireless.com/hc/en-us/articles/115011818708-How-to-Refresh-the-Republic-Wireless-Activation How to Refresh the Republic Wireless Activation]
 
** Source: [https://help.republicwireless.com/hc/en-us/articles/115011818708-How-to-Refresh-the-Republic-Wireless-Activation How to Refresh the Republic Wireless Activation]
 
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Revision as of 18:56, 30 September 2019

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Woozle notes: Based on personal observation, it would seem that cellphone carriers use a system of "magic numbers" to perform a small number of internal functions. I remember running into at least one or two other magic numbers on other cellphone services, but have not yet been able to find any documentation I might have of those encounters.

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