Lost Your Mobile Phone? Here’s How You Can Track Your Phone by Using This Website

The government has now launched a website which will track the location of your phone.

If you have ever lost your phone, you must be aware that there can be nothing more agonising than that. In fact, recovering the data is the most tedious bit when you lose your phone, and in some cases, you might not be able to get your data back either. But now, to help with that, the government has launched a website that will let you know the whereabouts of your phone in case it has been stolen or lost.

The website launched by the government is called the Sanchar Saathi portal (www.sancharsaathi.gov.in). But in order to track your phone, one needs to be aware of the IMEI number. If you have lost your phone, you can get the IMEI number on the box.

Steps to find your lost or stolen phone

In order to register your lost phone, head to the Sanchar Saathi website and enter your details. You can also block your old phone and your SIM card, and you can then even unblock your phone if you find it. Ever since the launch of the Sanchar Saathi portal, it has been highly effective in identifying fraudulent connections. Over 40 lakh fraudulent connections have been found, and more than 36 lakh such connections have been disconnected.

"The launch of the Sanchar Saathi portal is welcomed by the Indian telecom industry, and congratulations are extended to the government for initiating this citizen-centric initiative that will contribute significantly to the empowerment of mobile subscribers nationwide as well as the enhancement of the safety and security of their mobile devices," said COAI chief Lt Gen Dr SP Kochhar.

Kochhar also highlighted how this digital technology-based solution gives a boost to the telecom industry's commitment to serving users across the country. The Sanchar Saathi modules, such as CEIR and TAFCOP, with functionalities like Know Your Mobile and the utilisation of ASTR, play a vital role in reducing instances of mobile phone theft and preventing misuse and fraud.

"Users will gain the ability to ascertain the mobile connections issued in their name, terminate unnecessary connections, block or trace lost mobile phones, and verify the authenticity of devices when purchasing new or used mobile phones," he signed off.