From some recent days, Airtel and Idea started sending a message to it’s existing users. The message is about to complete the Aadhaar Based e-KYC Verification Process. So, people are wondering why they got such message from the operator.
In this article, we are going to answer this question. It’s an instruction given by The Department of Telecommunication (DOT) to all the telecom operators to re-verify all the phone numbers with this process.
Every telecom operator should start this process. But for now, only Airtel and Idea has started this process, and every existing user needs to pass out through this process. Users need to link their Aadhaar Card with their phone numbers. This will also add some security to the users. So, let’s see how can you link Aaadhaar card number with our Airtel & Idea existing connections.
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Do Every User Need To Complete The Linking Process?
The answer is YES, This is an official instruction given by the DOT, and every telecom operator needs to obey their rules. So, it’s mandatory for all existing Airtel and Idea sim card users to verify and link their Aadhaar card number with their mobile number.
Otherwise, the connection will be cut down by the operator itself. Every user needs to visit their nearest retail store to complete the Aadhaar based e-KYC verification process. Operators also stated in their message that, it’s mandatory to link the Aadhaar card number and mobile number.
So, if you have also got this type of message from your operator, then you need to visit your nearest Airtel or Idea retail store and submit your Aadhaar card to complete the verification process with ease. Users also need to complete the biometric authentication by giving the fingerprint to the scanner machine.
So, it’s a good action taken by the Department Of Technology to stop cybercrime and mobile phone number abuse. Irritation calls from unknown number will also reduce after the completion of this process. And as it is a compulsory process for each existing users, every sim cards will be disconnected which will not complete the verification.
Link Your Aadhaar Card With Airtel, Idea And Other Sim Card Numbers
Follow the simple steps given below to complete the verification and linking process:
- At first, visit your nearest retail store of Airtel or Idea.
- Then provide your phone number and Aadhaar card number to the shopkeeper.
- A four-digit verification code will be sent to your number for the next level verification process.
- Now, users will need to give that verification number to the shopkeeper again.
- The retailer will now take your fingerprint for the biometric verification.
- Then, within 24 hours, a confirmation message will be sent to the user’s number.
- Once you reply with the word “Y”, the verification process will be completed.
Retailers will not ask for money for this service. According to some reports, retailers will also get some commission from the operator for each verification they complete.
So, the process is completely free for the users, and it will be profitable for the retailers to get more customers who want to go through the verification process. Currently, there is no online verification process because you have to do biometric to complete the e-KYC process.
Hope, this article was helpful for you to link your Aadhaar card number with your Airtel, Vodafone, Aircel, BSNL, Jio and Idea number. Now, please share this article with your friends and let them know the complete process which they have to go through soon.