What Is the TAC Number in IMEI/MEID
What does TAC stand for? And what does the TAC number mean in IMEI/MEID?
TAC stands for Type Allocation Code. TAC is the initial eight-digit portion of the 15-digit IMEI and 16-digit IMEISV codes used to uniquely identify wireless devices.
TAC identifies a particular model (and often revision) of wireless device for use on a GSM, UMTS or other IMEI-employing wireless network.
The format of a TAC number is AA-BBBBBB, where:
For example, 35057924 is a valid TAC number, where 35 is the RBI for BABT - United Kingdom, 057924 is the TAC used by Apple to identify iPhone 13 devices.
Here are more examples of TAC numbers and their associated device makers and models:
RBI TAC Maker Name Model --- ------ ----- --------- ----- 35 010884 Apple iPhone 13 A2482 35 057924 Apple iPhone 13 A2631 35 002406 Apple iPhone 13 A2633 35 024433 Apple iPhone 13 A2634 35 073456 Apple iPhone 13 A2635
For more information on IMEI Number format, see "What Is the IMEI Number on My Phone" tutorial.
For more information on MEID Number format, see "What Is the MEID Number on My Phone" tutorial.
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