Identifying a cell phone can help your forensic investigator correctly document the device and also help determine what tools might be required when working with the phone itself. Most phones have a manufacturer, model number, carrier and a phone number assigned to the device. All of this information can help identify your device and can also further assist in successful data extraction.
CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) cellular phones are still in circulation and are widely available, especially among folks who aren’t quite ready to deal with the new technology on smart phones like the Android or iPhone. These devices are definitely considered “older” models and contain an assortment of widely recognizable numbers that can offer a range of data. These important identification numbers include:
Many newer cell phone models are considered GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) cellular phones. These are considered standard today and are your typical smart phone. These devices contain numerous ways to detect and identify each handset or device.
iDen (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) cellular phones share a similar identification method and usage as GSM cellular phones, but do not use the same technology to achieve results. This means their identification is essential, as data extraction method must be tailored to their makeup. They are harder to find and have less identifiable qualities.
Regardless of whether you have identified the make and model of a mobile phone or are still unsure of its origins, USA Investigators can discuss which methods of data extraction are most applicable in your case. Call today to speak to a forensic investigator who can take you through the steps to correctly identify your phone or mobile device and retrieve or protect critical data.