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    MIN and MDN (plus *228)

    Just letting you guys know that I never use *228 unless I'm trying to see if there's a new PRL out that I can download and put on the forum. If you program your phone right, you should not have to use it.

    Remember that the MDN (mobile directory number aka your phone number) is most likely NOT the same as your MIN.

    Here's Phonescoop's definitions:

    MDN Mobile Directory Number

    The actual phone number one would dial to reach a specific mobile phone.

    Prior to Wireless Number Portability, MDN was the same number as the MIN for many mobile phones. But now that MDN numbers can be ported (moved) to other carriers, MDN and MIN will be different for ported numbers.


    MIN (Mobile Identification Number)

    A unique 24-bit number assigned by the wireless service provider (carrier) to each phone it sells or includes in service plans.

    Unlike an Electronic Serial Number (ESN), a MIN is changeable because wireless phones may change hands or phone owners may move to another coverage region, requiring a different service plan.

    The MIN and ESN are both automatically transmitted to the wireless network each time the phone is used to verify that the phone has not been reported lost or stolen and that all subscriber bills are current.
    Last edited by Chris Rodriguez; 08-14-2011 at 02:02 PM.
    Please check the forum and post there before PMing me. I have over 674 unread PMs due to the fact that they are issues which should have been addressed here.

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