The Government has asked BSNL to ensure that all mobile numbers are linked with Aadhaar. BSNL mobile subscribers also have to get their phone numbers re-verified with the Aadhaar number. This will help in establishing the genuity of the mobile subscriber. There are three ways to start linking Aadhaar with BSNL mobile number:
|By visiting the BSNL Centre||Through IVR||Through OTP|
Steps to link BSNL Number with Aadhar through Offline
Users of BSNL mobile can link their Aadhaar and re-verify their credentials to prevent their number from getting deactivated. BSNL customers have to follow these simple steps to verify their BSNL mobile number with Aadhaar:
Step 1: Visit a nearby BSNL Centre in your area.
Step 2: Carry the active BSNL SIM and self-attested copy of your Aadhar card.
Step 3: Provide your number to the BSNL executive.
Step 4: BSNL will send a 4-digit OTP on your number.
Step 5: Provide this OTP to the executive.
Step 6: Now provide your Aadhaar number.
Step 7: Now share your fingerprint (biometric).
Step 8: Within 24 hours, you will get a message from BSNL.
Step 8: Reply with “Y” to complete the e-KYC process.
Step 9: Your Aadhaar will be linked with your BSNL mobile number.
Step 10: You will get a confirmation message after successful verification.
Link Aadhar Number and BSNL Mobile through IVR
The Central Government has asked telecom service providers to provide the facility of linking Aadhaar with mobile numbers through IVR as well. Here’s how it can be done by following few steps:
Step 1: Call BSNL’s toll-free number.
Step 2: Follow the IVR instructions.
Step 3: Select the “Link Aadhaar with Mobile Number” option.
Step 4: Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and confirm.
Step 5: Your Aadhaar will be linked with your BSNL mobile number.
Step 6: A confirmation message of successful verification will be sent to your mobile number.
Steps to Link BSNL Number with Aadhaar through OTP
The Government has made provisions through which people can link Aadhaar with their BSNL mobile numbers for SIM verification with the help of One-time Password (OTP). However, this facility will be available for only those customers who have already linked their mobile numbers with Aadhaar.
In case a person has multiple phone numbers, he will not be able to use this OTP feature for all numbers. In order to verify mobile numbers that are not already linked with Aadhaar, you will have to visit the store and carry out the verification process through the offline channel.
Documents Required for Linking Aadhaar with BSNL Mobile Number
You have to provide only the self-attested copy of your Aadhaar card for verification. No additional proof is required for address and identity verification.
Link Aadhaar with Other Mobile Connection
|Link Aadhar with Airtel Number||Link Aadhar with Aircel Number||Link Aadhar with Vodafone Number|
|Link Aadhar with Tata Docomo Number||Link Aadhar with Idea Number|
Fee for Linking Aadhaar with BSNL Mobile Number
Telecom operators do not charge any money for re-verifying a mobile number with Aadhaar. You just have to provide your phone number, Aadhaar number and biometric for verification.
Linking BSNL Number with Aadhaar FAQs
Q 1. Who all are entitled for Aadhaar and BSNL mobile number linking?
A. Any person who uses a BSNL/MTNL mobile connection has to get his mobile number re-verified with Aadhaar. Be it a postpaid or a prepaid connection, all numbers have to be verified with Aadhaar before the deadline ends, to avoid deactivation.
Q 2. What is the last date to link Aadhaar with BSNL number?
A. The last date to link Aadhaar with mobile numbers has been extended from 6th February 2018 to 31st March 2018. Mobile subscribers can use this extension to link mobile numbers with Aadhaar.
Q 3. Does BSNL charge any amount for Aadhaar-based number verification?
A. BSNL/MTNL does not charge any fee from the user for Aadhaar-based mobile number verification. They simply have to visit the BSNL outlet and get the number re-verified with Aadhaar.
Q 4. I forgot to respond to the SMS for linking my Aadhar and mobile number by visiting the BSNL retail store. What should I do now?
A. You can visit BSNL’s retail store and get your mobile number linked with Aadhaar. You do not have to respond to every communication related to Aadhaar linking.
Q 5. Is it compulsory to have Aadhaar registered mobile number for linking Aadhar and BSNL number?
A. You do not need to have an Aadhaar-linked mobile number for re-verification done at the BSNL’s store. You can re-verify your mobile number with Aadhaar even if your mobile number is not registered with UIDAI.
Q 6. How many times the re-verification is allowed?
A. You have to get your mobile number re-verified only once. Once it is re-verified, your mobile number will not be deactivated by the TSPs.