The process for linking Aadhaar to SIM is now ongoing, and the deadline is March 31.
The re-verification process has been eased after several complaints by consumers: all it takes now is one call. There's no system to do it online yet.
Earlier, consumers had to physically visit stores for the process.
Here's how you can get it done at home.
Linking Aadhaar-SIM from the comfort of your home
Follow these steps to complete re-verification
Irrespective of operator, call the toll-free number 14546. Choose if you are an Indian national or an NRI.
Next, press 1 to consent to link Aadhaar with phone. Enter your Aadhaar number, then press 1 to confirm.
Now, enter your phone number and confirm it.
If the number is correct, enter the OTP you have been sent. Press 1 to complete the process.
Things to remember
The OTP is valid for 30 minutes, so if the call gets disconnected midway, you can use the same. Subscribers on corporate plans don't need to undergo re-verification. Since Jio uses Aadhaar to activate SIMs, customers don't need to re-verify again.
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