How to Report your Lost/Stolen Phone, Block SIM

Posted on February 11, 2012 • Android Tips & Tricks

Mobile phone snatching and theft is on the rise once again and no one would know better other than the people of Karachi. A friend of mine in Karachi got his mobile phone stolen today and that is what making me write this procedure.

To get his mobile SIM blocked, I looked up for various methods where I came across a very informative page on Mobilink’s website. It has all the details you need to report your phone which is lost/stolen or get your SIM blocked.

Report your Lost/Stolen Phone and Block SIM Card

If your mobile phone gets stolen or lost, the first thing you should do is get it reported and blocked so it is useless for whoever who took it. Please make sure your phone connection is in your name and you have your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number.

How to find IMEI number?

You can find your IMEI number on your phone. Just dial *#06# on your phone and you will be shown your IMEI number. Store it anywhere. Alternatively, IMEI number can also be found on the mobile phone box. Check on one of its sides.

How to report lost/stolen phone

You should follow the steps below to get your lost/stolen phone reported and blocked.

  • Call police at 15 to report your missing handset and place a recovery request, even if you think they won’t do anything.
  • Call PTA at their toll-free number 0800-25625 to make your phone inoperative.
  • Call CPLC (Citizens-Police Liaison Committee) at 021-5682222 to make your phone inoperative – Karachi only.

How to block SIM card

To get your SIM card blocked, you will have to call up your mobile network’s call service helpline and get your number/SIM blocked right away before it gets misused.

You will need to provide the following information:

  • IMEI number
  • Cell phone number
  • Name
  • National Identity Card number
  • Address and contact number

Many people never report and block their stolen/lost phone or SIM. It is always best to do so before it gets misused by anyone.

We hope this information would be useful for you and don’t really need to use it, ever!

Via Mobilink.

  • Tayyab Anwar

    nice info.. thanks for sharing..

  • Moinshahzad32

    Thnx for caring us ! GOOD INFO

  • NerdCrunch

    Very informative and helpful

  • Fazeel Gohar

    My phone was stolen on Saturday 10th of March 2012, I just called 15 to report but they are not even listening to me (they always do the same). They just say go to the nearest police station to file a complaint. I ask my Govt. if some one is bearing a loss is this ok to tease him like go to police station why these online stuffs are for just burn them as alot of tax and revenue is going to run them. or send such useless staff home as they do not help public.
    Fazeel Gohar

  • jei

    Hi sir. My phone was stolen yesterday. I want to block my phone. Using this imei no: 353269014632529 Model: N70. Because my phone was still using. Here is the mobile no. +639072960985. Thank you sir.

  • ahsan raza

    jei • a day ago −+Flag as inappropriateHi sir. My phone was stolen yesterday. I want to block my phone. Using this imei no: 351695050061680 Model: X2-02. Because my phone was still using. Here is the mobile no. +923458939457. My CNIC no. is 42201-2061288-1. and my contrect no is +923456207634 Thank you sir.

  • emmanuel

    am in ghana and my samsung galaxy ace duos has been stolen three days today.and my phone number is+233244903303

  • M.Tufail

    My mobile was snecthd today at 9-pm 13-8-2014, i want to block my phone n seald my phone becz there were about 1700pics of my sisters and my Family….. i am so worry plz help me n i want only block the Phone(sony Xperia-u), m not i want the phone… plz anybdy can help me? plzz m so worryy

  • Unsa Rizvi

    i want to report back my iphone 4 cuz i found it plz unblock it its imei num is 012537003240238 plz kuch karein ye sim nhe chala raha

  • M Sohail Khan

    my mbl samsung galavy has stolen imie no.359164057109598…..plz help my mbl no,,,in case of ctct to me 03428828216

  • Raja Fadi

    my cellphone iphone 4 s was stolen phon janauary 9th on friday imei no 013053001838212 phone no z 03133950302 plz do help me 2 findout cos lots of data saved in it.plz plz plz help me

  • talha

    My samsung galxy note 2 has stolen.imei no 353627057615018. Plz help me. My contact no 03064370084.

  • fahad

    aslam sir..plzzzz help.aaj mari se bank al habibi me se pase nekal ne gaya tu bank ky atm se pase nahi nikle or pase kat leya.20.000- or ab mari helpe nahi kar rahi or na muje koi waja bat rahi he bank wali.plzzzz help mari pori manth ky sallary the..16.03.2015.ko howa he.number mari 03202047407.muji koi mashwrah do ma kia karo.

  • amber

    i want to report that my set is stolen so plzzz block that phone 03035286456

  • Kamran Khan

    Brothr i have saame problem here . how did u unbock ur phone

  • Ford Bagh

    I try to block my cell phone. called 15, got no response. called PTA helpline, got no response. these authorities are just a burden and cause of more frustration.