FCC IDs themselves are not serial numbers, but they can contain serial numbers. The first 3 to 5 characters of an FCC ID are chosen by the Federal Communications Commission. The remaining characters of the FCC ID may be the same as the serial number or model number of the device.
What is a cell phone serial number?
There are several ways to find the 15-digit IMEI code (International Mobile Equipment Identity): Type in the short code *#06# on your mobile and press the call key. Remove the battery from your mobile and look for the code on the back of your device. Consult the purchase receipt or warranty of your mobile.
How does a serial number work?
A serial number is a unique, identifying number or group of numbers and letters assigned to an individual piece of hardware or software. The idea behind serial numbers is to identify a specific item, much like how a fingerprint identifies a specific person.