Sunday, January 07, 2007

MEID What?

When I mentioned that the Nokia 2366i uses an MEID, I was met with a resounding "Huh?". So here's some clarification, as I head to bed, without the UTStarComm CDM7000\Movida Unlimited review completed (will probably do tomorrow morning).

Basically, an MEID (Mobile Equipment Identifier) is an ESN (Electronic Serial Number) for CDMA phones (Verizon and Sprint, plus every good unlimited carrier in the U.S. out there), except better. Well, longer...which means that we aren't going to run out of them like we would run out of ESNs. Also, an MEID is the same length as an IMEI (the GSM answer to the ESN countdown problem) so you can easily have dual-model CDMA\GSM phones. Niiiice.

If you're still achine for knowledge, here are a few sites that say what I just said, except with a little more info...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the clarification, Ian.