Type Allocation Code

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The 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.

The Type Allocation Code identifies a particular model (and often revision) of wireless telephone for use on a GSM, UMTS, LTE, 5G NR, iDEN, Iridium or other IMEI-employing wireless network.

The first two digits of the TAC are the Reporting Body Identifier. This indicates the GSMA-approved group that allocated the TAC.

Prior to January 1, 2003, the global standard for the IMEI started with a six-digit Type Approval Code followed by a two-digit Final Assembly Code (FAC). The Type Approval Code (also known as TAC) indicated that the particular device was approved by a national GSM approval body and the FAC identified the company that had built and assembled the device (which is not always the same as the brand name stamped on the device).

Effective on that date, many GSM member nations and entities (mainly Europe) moved away from requiring that devices be approved by national bodies, and towards a system where device manufacturers self-regulate the device market. As a result, a manufacturer now simply requests an eight-digit Type Allocation Code for a new phone model from the international GSM standards body, instead of submitting a device for approval to a national review body.

Both the old and new TAC uniquely identify a model of phone, although some models may have more than one code, depending on revision, manufacturing location, and other factors.

TAC examples[edit]

TAC Manufacturer Model Internal Model Number
01124500 Apple
01136400 Apple
01154600 Apple iPhone MB384LL
01161200 Apple iPhone 3G
01174400 Apple iPhone 3G MB496RS
01180800 Apple iPhone 3G MB704LL
01181200 Apple iPhone 3G MB496B
01193400 Apple iPhone 3G
01194800 Apple iPhone 3GS
01215800 Apple iPhone 3GS
01215900 Apple iPhone 3GS MC131B
01216100 Apple iPhone 3GS
01226800 Apple iPhone 3GS
01233600 Apple iPhone 4 MC608LL
01233700 Apple iPhone 4 MC603B
01233800 Apple iPhone 4 MC610LL
01241700 Apple iPhone 4
01242000 Apple iPhone 4
01243000 Apple iPhone 4 MC603KS
01253600 Apple iPhone 4 MC610LL/A
01254200 Apple iPhone 4
01300600 Apple iPhone 4S MD260C
01326300 Apple iPhone 4 MD198HN/A
01332700 Apple iPhone 5 MD642C
01388300 Apple iPhone 5S ME297C/A
35875105 Apple iPhone 5S A1533
35875205 Apple iPhone 5S A1533
35875305 Apple iPhone 5S A1533
35875405 Apple iPhone 5S A1533
35875505 Apple iPhone 5S A1533
35875605 Apple iPhone 5S A1453
35875705 Apple iPhone 5S A1453
35875805 Apple iPhone 5S A1453
35875905 Apple iPhone 5S A1453
35876005 Apple iPhone 5S A1453
35880005 Apple iPhone 5C A1507
35880105 Apple iPhone 5C A1507
35880205 Apple iPhone 5C A1507
35880305 Apple iPhone 5C A1507
35880405 Apple iPhone 5C A1507
35880505 Apple iPhone 5S A1453
35880605 Apple iPhone 5S A1453
35880705 Apple iPhone 5S A1453
35951406 Samsung Galaxy Tab E SM-T5613474
35880805 Apple iPhone 5S A1453
35880905 Apple iPhone 5S A1453
35881005 Apple iPhone 5S A1533
35881105 Apple iPhone 5S A1533
35881205 Apple iPhone 5S A1533
35881305 Apple iPhone 5S A1533
35881405 Apple iPhone 5S A1533
35881505 Apple iPhone 5C A1456
35881605 Apple iPhone 5C A1456
35881705 Apple iPhone 5C A1456
35881805 Apple iPhone 5C A1456
35881905 Apple iPhone 5C A1456
35201906 Apple iPhone 5S A1457
35925406 Apple iPhone 6 A1549
35438506 Apple iPhone 6+ A1522
35325807 Apple iPhone A86s A1633
35299209 Apple iPhone 8 A1905
3530340 Apple iPad 6th gen A1954
35103627 Apple iPad 9th gen A2603
35676211 Apple iPad Air 4th gen A2324
3576677 Apple iPad Air 5th gen A2589
350151.. Nokia 3330
35705623 Nokia FastMile 5G Gateway 3.2 5G15-12W
35089080 Nokia 3410 NHM-2NX
35099480 Nokia 3410 NHM-2NX
35148420 Nokia 3410 NHM-2NX
35148820 Nokia 6310i NPL-1
35151304 Nokia E72-1 RM-530
35154900 Nokia 6310i NPL-1
35171005 Sony Ericsson Xperia S
35174605 Google Galaxy Nexus Samsung GT-I9250, Samsung GT-I9250TSGGEN
35191405 Motorola Defy Mini
35226005 Samsung Galaxy SIII
35044670 Siemens A50
35238402 Sony Ericsson K770i
35274901 Nokia 6233
35291402 Nokia 6210 Navigator
35316004 ZTE Blade
35316605 Samsung Galaxy S III GT-I9300
35332705 Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9100
35328504 Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000
32930400 Samsung Galaxy S7
35351200 Motorola V300
35357800 Samsung SGH-A800
35376800 Nokia 6230
35391805 Google Nexus 4 LG E960
35405600 Wavecom M1306B
35421803 Nokia 5310 RM-303
35433004 Nokia C5-00 RM-645
35450502 GlobeTrotter HSDPA Modem
35511405 Sony Ericsson Xperia U
35524803 Nokia 2330C-2 RM-512
35566600 Nokia 6230
35569500 Nokia 1100
35679404 Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570
35685702 Nokia 6300
35693803 Nokia N900
35694603 Nokia 2700
35699601 Nokia N95
35700804 Nokia C1
35714904 Huawei E398U-15 LTE Stick
35733104 Samsung Galaxy Gio
35739804 Nokia N8
35744105 Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505
35765206 Sony Xperia Z3 Compact D5803
35788104 Nokia N950
35803106 HTC HTC One M8s
35824005 Google Nexus 5 LG D820/D821
35828103 Nokia 6303C
35836800 Nokia 6230i
35837501 XDA Orbit 2
35837800 Nokia N6030 RM-74
35838706 LG G Stylo LG-H631
35850000 Nokia Lumia 720
35851004 Sony Ericsson Xperia Active
35853704 Samsung Galaxy SII
35869205 Apple iPhone 5S MF353TA/A
35876105 Apple iPhone 5S A1457
35896704 HTC Desire S
35902803 HTC Wildfire
35903908 Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950F
35909205 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000, SM-N9005, SM-N900
35918804 HTC One X
35920605 Nokia Lumia 625
35447909 Nokia Nokia 1 TA-1079
35604008 Nokia Nokia 2 TA-1023
35602508 Nokia Nokia 5 TA-1027
35929005 Motorola Moto G XT1039
35933005 OROD 6468
35935003 Nokia 2720A-2 RM-519
35972100 Lobster 544
35974101 GlobeTrotter HSDPA Modem
35979504 Samsung Galaxy Note
449337.. Nokia 6210
86107402 Quectel Queclink GV200
86217001 Quectel Queclink GV200
86723902 ZTE Corporation Rook from EE, Orange Dive 30, Blade A410
86813001 Jiayu G3S JY-G3
00000000 N/A typical fake TAC codes, usually in software damaged phones
01234567 N/A typical fake TAC codes, usually in software damaged phones
12345678 N/A typical fake TAC codes, usually in software damaged phones
13579024 N/A typical fake TAC codes, usually in software damaged phones
88888888 N/A typical fake TAC codes, usually in software damaged phones
01333200 Apple iPhone 5
99000481 Samsung Galaxy note 4 GM-N910V
35808005 Sony Sony C6833 - XPERIA Z ULTRA
35815207 Samsung Samsung S7
35415808 Samsung Samsung J7 Prime
35664906 Samsung Xcover 271 GT-B2710
35330509 Samsung Galaxy S9 SM-G960U
35326907 Apple iPhone 6s A1688
35197310 irisguard EyePay Phone
35664906 Samsung Xcover 271 GT-B2710
35314409 Go Mobile GO Onyx LTE GO1004
86092103 Huawei P9 Lite 2016
35293708 Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510F
35684610 Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G
01459300 WondaLink T-Mobile LineLink ML700
86881303 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
35620409 Samsung Galaxy J7 2017
35253108 Google Google Pixel
35803408 Google Google Pixel 2 XL (Verizon) G011C
35803508 Google Google Pixel 2 XL (Unlocked) G011C
35964309 Google Google Pixel 3a XL
35751110 Google Google Pixel 4a
35751310 Google Google Pixel 4a
86551004 OnePlus OnePlus 7 Pro (T-Mobile) GM1915
86492106 OnePlus OnePlus 11 CPH2451

New Zealand RBI broadband service TAC lock[edit]

In New Zealand with the rollout of the government subsidized rural broadband initiative a way was required to prevent users inserting the rural broadband SIM cards in an unauthorized devices to get subsidized data rates.

The use of a TAC lock by the use of a customized SIM card with embedded TAC codes was devised. Several Type allocation codes can be stored in the SIM cards of the device to allow a group of provider-supplied Huawei branded 4G modems and block the use of unauthorized and third-party devices on the network.

A company wishing to resell Vodafone RBI is required to supply a device for the approval process and certification, and to supply One NZ with the TAC details of this device to embed into the SIM cards at the point of manufacture. A minimum order of 500 SIM cards is required.

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