I believe the IMEI or ESN numbers of a handset are sent to the carrier when the a cell phone attempts a network operation. Are these numbers also sent to the server when a application on the phone connects to the server using GPRS connection.
For instance, If I create a connection from my midlet to the server, will the IMEI/ ESN number of the phone be also sent to the server. Has anyone tried this before?
Everything that can go wrong will go wrong -Murphy
The operator certainly knows your IMEI number when you authenticate your phone on the network (it also knows your location and a lot of other info). But I do not think it will make such info available outside of its own network.