Monthly I run a report in VZW B2B that gives me the new lines activated with the Name and IMEI. I then match the IMEI with a file that I receive from my distributor that has the IMEI and the SN. Then I have one spreadsheet with the IMEI, SN and Name that I can use for bulk registration on ALMS.
However, of the 200 lines we activated last month only 170 have a direct IMEI match. Apparently VZW sometimes drops / modify’s the last digit or two of the IMEI. I chatted with VZW support and thy recognize the ‘issue’ but don’t have an algorithm as to when and why the system does this. If I could get a definition of Sometimes then I could add that into my match function…
Does anyone have any insights or suggestions?