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Where iPhones, or mob.phones in general, been made

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
This may be not that interesting for most users or an old news really, but I just found out this info and thought to share up here. So, here we go, seems that by pressing #6# on your mobile you will get IMEI identity 15 digits number, which will tell you this based on the following info:

Check the 7th and 8th numbers:

DIGIT: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
PHONE SERIAL NO: X X X X X X?? X X X X X X X

If the Seventh & Eighth digits are 02 or 20, this means your cell phone was manufactured in Emirates -- which is VERY BAD QUALITY

If the Seventh & Eighth digits are 08 or 80, this means your cell phone was manufactured in Germany -- which is FAIR QUALITY

If the Seventh & Eighth digits are 01 or 10, this means your cell phones was manufactured in Finland -- which is VERY GOOD QUALITY (usually for older Nokia Phones)

If the Seventh & Eighth digits are 00, this means your cell phone was manufactured in original factory -- which is the BEST MOBILE QUALITY (usually for other types of phones other than Nokia)

If the Seventh & Eighth digits are 13, this means your cell phone was assembled in Azerbaijan -- which is VERY BAD QUALITY


I am not sure what ever this is true or not, but also if this applies to all brands, THINK NOT, think its goes to Nokia's or iPhones only. Well, I just tried this on my Samsung and its says inside Made in Korea, but 7&8 digits from his IMEI are 02, which means, based on above, Made in Emirates, DONT THINK SO!

Why I am asking this? I was talking to a guy who offering me iPhone 3GS, new and all that, but telling me that its made in USA, so, I said WHAT? All iPhones I have seen been made in China, are they? Or maybe they are just assembled them in China, but made the parts somewhere else, cos I think there is a huge difference, istnt? So I googled and found this info, which, again, NOT applies to every brand, I think, but MAYBY to Nokia or iPhones, cos the guy who wrote this have Nokia/iPhone???, still confusing me, so, here are the links
Where is the iPhone produced? - Yahoo! Answers

myLot - Know where your phone was manufactured

Well, the bottom line guys, where the hell iPhones are made?

THX
post #2 of 10
I tried #6# but my Nokia 5000 is probably too simply for it as it wouldn't give me any number. Instead it told me "unknown command".
If you have a Nokia however you will know they all are pretty good quality. I have seen people opting for Nokias when they wanted to play football and there was not a ball around. Especially the olders ones will withstand any nuclear war.
post #3 of 10
The code is: *#06#
post #4 of 10
^ That works. Supposedly my telephone was built in the Emirates.
post #5 of 10
its *#06#

not 6... its 06.

mine was also build in emirates..no wonder xperia is such a bad quality
post #6 of 10
Finland. 3 years and still going strong.
post #7 of 10
Yay I have 01 . Samsung.
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
How can that be guys? I mean, like I wrote my have 02, which must be made in Emirates as well, but it says Made in Korea. Does this mean that parts are been made in Emirates, but they put them in Korea all together? Where is the logic? Guys, whats on your phones, is it Made in Finland, China or else? And which brand are you have?
My is Samsung SHG G600, close to 2 years, doing just fine.
post #9 of 10
I have a Nokia 6120c and according to this it was built in Finland
post #10 of 10
I have a Motorola Razr V3 something something, and according to this it was made in Finland, even though it says made in China inside the battery compartment...
It's about 2 years old and been through a lot, but working just fine. It's like a tank.
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