If "they", can change the IMEI number then none can trace the lost phone, correct ? Even if the device connected to internet ??? I do lost ma Xperia t2 mobile that too I was taken by EMI and lost it after four months of usage and paid the rest 2 months EMI for someones usage. I too registered in sony weblink and later tried but it cant able to track the lost device
There should be some Special team to control for this, the mobile robbery especially in Bangalore.
Hope one day will come for this. Anyway I don't think so I will be getting back ma lost mobile but hope going forward I wont hear this kind of news..