These days you might be receiving SMS from all mobile operators in India such as Airtel, Idea, Vodafone, Reliance Jio, BSNL and MTNL asking to link your SIM with Aadhaar Number. Yes, it is true the Government of India has directed mobile operators to get all customers Aadhaar Number linked, this step has been taken by the government to get rid of SIM Forgery and Frauds.
Neglecting linking your Aadhaar Number with your Mobile Number SIM will result in termination of the conection, so if you would like to enjoy continued services than you should get your Aadhaar Number linked with your Phone SIM as soon as possible.
So today in this article we will guide you on how to link Aadhaar Number with various mobile operators in India.
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Procedure to Link Aadhaar Number with Mobile Number
Below is the SMS’s which Airtel is sending to its customers to get their Aadhaar Number linked with their Airtel SIM:
Sarkari nirdeshanusar, aaple Airtel mobile number Aadhaar Card barobar jodne aavashyak aahe. Aadhaar Number link karnyasathi Airtel reatiler kade sampark sadha.
As per government of India mandate, you are required to link your mobile number with Aadhaar. Kindly visit nearest Airtel dealer.
Visit the Nearest Retailer to link your Aadhar Number with Mobile Number, to ensure continued services, as per Government Directive.
As per DoT instructions your Jio No. XXXXXXXXXX needs to be re-verified through Aadhaar based E-KYC process. Please isit nearest Jio Store/Retailer with your Aadhaar Card to complete mandated E-KYC process.
Thank you, Team Jio
- So to get your Aadhaar Number linked with your SIM, take your phone with you and visit any nearest mobile operator retailer
- Tell the retailer that you want to link your Aadhaar Number with your SIM
- The retailer will ask you your Mobile Number, you will receive OTP on your mobile number
- Just provide the OTP to the retailer, once the retailer enters that OTP you will have to provide your 12 digit Aadhaar Number
- The retailer will enter your 12 digit Aadhaar Number into the App and will capture your thumb impression for authentication
- Once authentication is completed your all details from Aadhaar will be populated in the field, and you will be asked additional details if required like your email id, alternate number, etc
- Once the retailer submits this, your SIM gets successfully linked with your Aadhaar Number.
That’s it you have successfully got your Aadhaar Number linked with your SIM, now you can enjoy uninterrupted services from mobile operator.
Aadhar Card Link with Mobile Number via OTP
Linking Aadhaar Number with any Airtel, Vodafone-Idea, Jio, BSNL, MTNL was to be a very lengthy process, as the subscriber used to visit the retailer or mobile store with Aadhaar and Mobile Number to get their mobile number re-verified via Aadhaar based eKYC. During this process some subscriber’s re-verification used to get failed due to weak fingerprints or fingerprints doesn’t match.
At the comfort of your home you can now get any Mobile Number re-verified with Aadhaar eKYC in few seconds. By introduction of this new OTP method, those who were having problem with re-verifying their Mobile Number by visiting the store or retailer have got the relief.
To re-verify your Airtel/ Jio/ BSNL/ MTNL/ Vodafone/ Idea number with Aadhaar via OTP initiate a call by dialing 14546 and follow the voice instructions
You will be asked to input your 12 digits Aadhaar Number and confirm it
One time password will be sent on your Aadhaar registered mobile number
Input the received OTP and confirm it
That’s it you have successfully linked your Aadhaar Number with your Mobile Number.
What are the Requirements to re-verify Aadhaar through OTP?
You should have Aadhaar Card and your Mobile Number should be active and should be inserted in working handset as the OTP code would be sent on your SIM to complete the re-verification.
Do I need to visit the SIM Operator Retailer for Aadhaar based OTP re-verification?
There is no need to visit the Store or retailer to re-verify your Mobile Number with Aadhaar based EKYC via OTP, you can complete this verification process at the comfort of your home.
Is there need of any other documents along with Aadhaar Number to complete Aadhaar based re-verification?
There is no requirement of any other document, other than Aadhaar Number and Active Mobile Number to complete Aadhaar based e-KYC re-verification via OTP.
Can I re-verify my Lost SIM?
Aadhaar OTP based re-verification will not work if your SIM is inactive or not in your possession. As while performing Aadhaar OTP based re-verification you would receive OTP on your number to complete the re-verification process. So if your SIM is lost, first get a new SIM Card issued and then re-verify your connection.
I have requested for NMNP (National Mobile Number Portability) and my Aadhaar is already linked with Mobile Number, do I have to re-verify again once I’m ported out/in to that operator?
If you have ported-in via the EKYC paperless activation process, then re-verification is not required. For all other types of activation, re-verification is required.
I Stay in Karnataka but I am in Andhra Pradesh Right Now, Can I re-verify my Connection in Andhra Pradesh?
Yes, you can link your Aadhaar Number with your Mobile Number via OTP from any location, there is no limitation here like where there is such limitation while doing Aadhaar eKYC by visiting store.
My number belongs to Karnataka, but my Aadhaar card has my Maharashtra address. Can I re-verify my connection in Karnataka?
Yes you can link your Aadhaar Number with T24 Number, irrespective of your address present in address or your SIM location.
I have recently moved to a different location, and the address mentioned in my Aadhaar is different, can I still do a re-verification? Also how can I change my address to the current one?
You can still go ahead with your re-verification. However the address mentioned on your Aadhaar at the time of re-verification will be uploaded as the Permanent address in our systems. Therefore, if you wish to have your permanent address recorded as your new address, we request you to first get your address updated on your Aadhaar before you get your connection re-verified.
I am using a mobile number on my father’s name. He stays abroad and won’t be back at least for 2 years. Can I do re-verification on his behalf?
Sure, you should have your fathers Aadhaar Number and the active mobile number to get your Aadhaar linked with your mobile number. Follow the above process of linking Aadhaar with Mobile Number via OTP.
I am an NRI and will be using a connection for a few months till my stay in India. I don’t have an Aadhaar card. Do I also have to complete re-verification?
As per Govt. regulation, it is mandatory for all customers to complete re-verification using Aadhaar number. If you do not have an Aadhaar card, we advise you to apply for one soon and have yourself re-verified with it.