North America Leading the Fight Against Device Theft with Device Check
By using GSMA Device Check, North American operators, retailers and device recyclers have taken a leading role in discouraging device theft. Device Check offers instant access to the world’s most comprehensive database of devices reported as stolen and lost, using the International Mobile Equipment Identifier (IMEI). The database includes stolen/lost status (as reported by operators), the device model, and other information.
Highlights of Device Check usage in North America include:
- The four largest operators in the USA (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon), which cover a combined 318 million connections, all report lost/stolen device data to the Device Check database
- The three largest operators in Canada (Rogers, Telus, Bell), which cover a combined 25 million connections, all report lost/stolen device data to the Device Check database
- One of the world’s largest device recyclers, HYLA Mobile (headquartered in Texas), uses Device Check on over 12,000,000 devices that they process each year, including those traded in at many of the Operators’ retail locations in the USA; read a Device Check case study about HYLA Mobile now
- Best Buy, the largest electronics retailer in America with over 1,400 stores, uses Device Check to make sure the devices they accept for trade in are not reported at lost or stolen
Learn more now about how your company can use GSMA Device Check.