What is an MEID?

Great question! "MEID" stands for Mobile Equipment Identifier and is an ID number that is globally unique for every Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) wireless phone. 

The MEID identifies the phone to the network and can be used to flag stolen or lost phones. 

Some older phones use the ESN (electronic serial number) instead of an MEID. At Twigby, we can activate your phone whether it uses an MEID or an ESN. Enter your phone's MEID here to see if it's compatible with Twigby.