The Government has made it mandatory to link all active mobile numbers with Aadhaar after a judgement passed by the Supreme Court in this regard. All Aircel mobile subscribers, be it prepaid or postpaid, have to re-verify their mobile number with Aadhaar. There are three methods how to link Aadhaar with Aircel mobile number:
- By visiting the Aircel Store
- OTP-based Re-verification
- Through IVR
Users do not have to pay any fees for linking their number with Aadhaar.
How to Link Aadhaar with Aircel Mobile Number Offline
Aircel mobile subscribers can link their phone number with Aadhaar for SIM card verification. The process is quick and simple. No fee is charged from the applicant. Aircel customers have to follow these simple steps to verify their Aircel mobile number with Aadhaar:
- Visit an Aircel store in your area
- Carry a self-attested copy of your Aadhaar card
- Provide your mobile number to the executive.
- The executive sends an OTP to your phone number
- Provide this 4-digit OTP to the executive
- Now provide your Aadhaar number
- Give your fingerprints for Aadhar verification
- You will get a confirmation message on your Aircel mobile
- Reply with ‘Y’ to complete the e-KYC process.
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The Central Government has asked telecom service providers to make arrangements for collecting biometrics of senior citizens and specially-abled people from their home to make it easier for them to participate in the verification process.
How to Link Aadhaar with Aircel Mobile Number through IVR
The government has asked Telecom Service Providers (TSP) to provide facilities so that people can link their Aircel mobile number with Aadhaar through the IVR facility from the comforts of their home. Here’s how you can link your Aircel mobile number with Aadhaar for SIM verification:
- Call Aircel’s toll-free number
- Follow IVR instructions carefully
- Select the “Link your mobile with Aadhaar” option
- Now enter your Aadhaar number and confirm it
- Your mobile number will be verified with Aadhaar
- A confirmation message will be sent to your mobile number.
How to Link Aadhaar with Aircel Mobile Number through OTP
Aircel mobile users also can link their phone number with Aadhaar through the OTP method. The OTP will be sent by UIDAI after verification of the mobile number. However, to avail this facility, the mobile number of the user should have been already registered with the UIDAI. In case you have multiple Aircel numbers, you will not be able to link all numbers through the OTP method. For linking the numbers not already linked with Aadhaar, you will have to visit the Aircel store for re-verification of unlinked mobile numbers.
Linking Aircel Number with Aadhaar FAQs
Q 1. Will the Aircel deduct any fees for Aadhar and Aircel number linking?
A . No, re-verification of your mobile number with Aadhaar is completely free of cost and neither the operator nor UIDAI charges any fee for linking Aadhaar.
Q 2. I have already completed my Aircel number and Aadhar card linking. How to check the status?
A . You can make a call to 198 and ask your operator for confirmation of the mobile number verification status using Aadhaar.
Q 3. Can I use self-service Aadhar Portal to link Aadhaar with the SIM?
A . No, there is no provision of linking Aadhaar with your mobile number through SSUP.
Q 4. I have multiple Aircel numbers. Can I link my Aircel numbers with Aadhaar card through the online mode?
A . Yes, you have to link all Aircel mobile numbers with Aadhaar. You can either go to the Aircel store/retailer or call the toll-free number for linking your mobile using the OTP method.
Q 5. I have postpaid Aircel connection. Is the linking mandatory for postpaid connection too?
A . Aadhaar linking is mandatory for all mobile connections, be it prepaid or postpaid. In order to link your postpaid connection with Aadhaar, you have to visit the nearest Aircel store.
Q 6. I have submitted my Aadhaar card as a proof of identity while taking the connection. Do I have to link it again?
A . If you had provided your biometric data (fingerprint) for Aadhaar verification as the proof of identity, then you do not have to go for Aadhaar re-verification process. However, if you had provided your Aadhaar card as proof but did not provide your biometric details, you will have to go for Aadhaar re-verification.
Q 7. Aircel number linking to Aadhaar is mandatory now. I don’t have Aadhaar yet, what should I do?
A . You will have to apply for a fresh Aadhaar card and link your mobile number with Aadhaar once it is generated.