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nRF Cloud IMEI ordering service

Beginning in June 2023, Nordic Semiconductor SiPs for production are no longer pre-programmed with IMEIs. The nRF Cloud IMEI ordering service allows small- to medium-scale customers to order and use IMEIs from Nordic Semiconductor Type Allocation Code (TAC) ranges.


The IMEI ordering service is available only to Pro and Enterprise users admins and owners.


The IMEI ordering service is compatible with nRF9161 production devices.

Nordic Semiconductor development devices (DKs, EKs, and Thingy devices) still have pre-programmed IMEIs.


There are two ways to order IMEIs:

  • Request up to 100 individual IMEIs, 10 per request, for your development devices. Individual IMEIs are limited to 100 per team. You can also order IMEIs for development devices using a box ID.
  • Order IMEIs according to box ID. The number is not limited.


You cannot order IMEIs for the same box ID multiple times.

Make sure that the information you enter for a production allocation request is correct before you submit it. If the allocation request has an error, you cannot resubmit a request with the same box ID.


The service is comprised of the following operations:

  • Fetch a list of product names to which you can order IMEIs.
  • Order IMEIs with a model name.
  • Fetch information related to your account:
    • Fetch a list of previously allocated IMEIs.
    • Fetch details of your ordering usage and limits.

These operations are available in the nRF Cloud portal or through the IMEI REST API.

Next steps

See the guide to ordering IMEIs.