The Government hаѕ made it mаndаtоrу fоr all Airtеl mobile ѕubѕсribеrѕ to gеt their mоbilе numbеrѕ rе-vеrifiеd by linking it with thеir Aаdhааr numbеr.
A person having multiple Airtel mobile connections, be it prepaid or postpaid, will have to link all of his sim card connections with Aadhaar if they want to keep his connections active.
A number of connections have been issued on fake identity cards. This step will ensure that the mobile number is reverified with Aadhaar and fake numbers will be deactivated. Follow the various ways of how to link Aadhaar card with Airtel mobile number:
Steps to Linking Aadhaar with Airtel Number through OTP
The government has asked mobile companies to provide the facility of linking mobile number with Aadhar through OTP as well. However, only those customers will be able to avail this facility, who have already registered their mobile numbers with UIDAI. Those consumers who have not mentioned/updated their mobile numbers in Aadhar will not be able to avail this facility and they will have to visit the Airtel store or retailer for re-verification. Here’s how to link Airtel mobile number with Aadhaar using OTP:
Step 1: Call the toll-free number 14546
Step 2: Choose whether you are an Indian or an NRI
Step 3: Press 1 and give your consent to re-verify the mobile number using Aadhaar
Step 4: Enter your Aadhaar number and confirm it by pressing 1
Step 5: An OTP is sent to your registered mobile number
Step 6: Give consent to your operator to pick your name, photo and DOB from UIDAI
Step 7: IVR reads out the last 4 digits of your mobile number
Step 8: If correct, enter the OTP received
Step 9: Press 1 to complete the reverification process
Steps to Link Airtel Mobile Number with Aadhaar Offline
Airtel customers have to follow these simple steps to verify their Airtel mobile number with Aadhaar:
Step 1: Visit the nearest Airtel store.
Step 2: Carry a self-attested copy of your Aadhaar card as well
Step 3: Provide your mobile number to the executive
Step 4: Airtel will send an OTP to your mobile number
Step 5: Submit your biometric data, i.e. thumb impression.
Step 6: You will get a confirmation message within 24 hours.
Step 7: Reply with ‘Y’ to complete the process.
Aadhaar and Airtel Linking Through IVR
The central government has also asked telecom operators to make provisions for their customers to link Aadhaar through Interactive Voice Response (IVR) method. Through this method, the customer can link his mobile number with Aadhaar by following these steps:
Step 1: Call the toll-free number and follow the instructions.
Step 2: Enter your Aadhaar number twice
Step 3: Confirm your request
Step 4: Your request will be accepted
Step 5: You will receive a confirmation message on successful verification.
Aadhaar Number Reverification
Prepaid customers have to visit the nearest Airtel retailer whereas postpaid consumers will have to visit the Airtel store for verification. To make it easier for senior citizens and specially-abled people, the central government has also asked companies to make provisions to conduct this re-verification process by visiting their home to make the process easier and convenient for all. There are three methods through which you can verify your mobile number using your Aadhaar:
Documents Required for Linking Airtel SIM Card with Aadhaar
Only your Aadhar card number is needed for the re-verification of your mobile number. For that, you have to carry a self-attested copy of your Aadhaar and provide it to the executive at the time of verification.
Fee Charged for Linking Aadhaar Card with Airtel Number
Airtel does not charge any fee from the consumers for linking Aadhar with mobile connection. The process is free of cost and is done almost instantaneously.
Linking Airtel Mobile Number with Aadhaar FAQs
Q 1. Do customers have to take their mobile phone to the Airtel store for the linking process?
A. Yes, the store operator sends an OTP to your mobile number which has to be provided to him instantly for initiating the Aadhaar re-verification process.
Q 2. What will happen to the customer’s previous Airtel details?
A. Previous details of the customers will be used as the proof. However, Aadhaar re-verification is done to ensure that details provided earlier was correct and the connection is taken by providing correct documents.
Q 3. What if the customer only uses the Airtel SIM for data connection? Do they have to link their Aadhaar with their SIM in such a case?
A. Yes, even if the mobile connection is used only for data, you have to link it with Aadhaar.
Q 4. I have many mobile numbers. Do I need to do multiple verifications?
A. You have to link Aadhaar with all active Airtel mobile connections.
Q 5. Does this rule apply even for Airtel Broadband and Digital TV customers?
A. No, you do not have to link Aadhaar with your broadband connection or your digital TV connection as of now.