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The Electronic Serial Number (ESN) is the unique identification number embedded or inscribed on the microchip in a cellular phone by the manufacturer.  
 
The Electronic Serial Number (ESN) is the unique identification number embedded or inscribed on the microchip in a cellular phone by the manufacturer.  
  
Each time a call is placed, the ESN is automatically transmitted to the base station so the carrier's mobile switching office can check the call's validity.
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Every time is call is placed, the ESN is automatically transmitted so that the carrier can check the validity of the phone and call.
 
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The ESN cannot easily be altered in the field. The ESN differs from the mobile identification number, which is the wireless carrier's identifier for a phone in the network. MINs and ESNs can be electronically checked to help prevent fraud.
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Latest revision as of 12:22, 18 October 2006

The Electronic Serial Number (ESN) is the unique identification number embedded or inscribed on the microchip in a cellular phone by the manufacturer.

Every time is call is placed, the ESN is automatically transmitted so that the carrier can check the validity of the phone and call.