Idea Cellular is Offering Rewards for Reverifying Your Mobile Number With Aadhaar

By November 21st, 2017 AT 2:30 PM

Telecom operators are trying their best to make customers reverify their mobile numbers with Aadhaar. Idea Cellular has now come up with a unique solution, under which it is rewarding the customers who’re linking their mobile number to Aadhaar as part of Supreme Court’s direction earlier this year.

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Idea Cellular is offering a Paytm voucher worth Rs 250 for customers whoever links the mobile number with Aadhaar before November 24. The voucher codes will be sent to the eligible customer before November 29. Customers receiving the code can use the voucher code to book the tickets for the upcoming controversial movie Padmavathi. The movie is expected to be released on December 1.

However, Idea Cellular did not reveal the validity of the Paytm voucher which it will be delivering to the customers. Also, do make a note that the reverification should be done using the biometric verification only. Of course, telecom operators are using only the biometric method to reverify the mobile number. If you do the verification using other methods, you won’t be eligible for the Paytm voucher. A total of Rs 20,000 worth movie vouchers are up for grabs as per Idea Cellular.

The last date for linking your Aadhaar with your mobile number is February 6, 2018. That said, your mobile connection will be disconnected if you won’t reverify within the announced date.

The Indian telecom operators recently received approval from UIDAI for reverifying the mobile numbers using three more methods. Starting December 1, 2017, customers can link their mobile number with Aadhaar using the one-time password (OTP), using IRIS, and App-based. Currently, the only way to link the mobile number is using fingerprint/biometric verification.

The Indian government also ordered telecom operators to specify the last date for reverification of mobile number, instead of sending spam SMS every day. You can link the mobile number by heading over to a nearest Idea Cellular store.

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Vishal
Vishal

I dont understand how aadhar linking is a privacy issue?. Whether after linking aadhar govt going to record ur calls.. Govt if wants to track ur movement n tap ur calls can do it even now. So stop saying privacy privacy everytime. Didnt u provide ur voter id etc at time of connection.. y didnt u say abt privacy at that time. Remember one thing, nothing is more important(even ur privacy) than nations security n integrity.

Stephen
Stephen

Off topic, Vodafone 4G works on Band 1. They don’t have more then 10mhz mostly and even it is shared with 3G. So did their 4G works on 5mhz only with max 37 Mbps speed?

Human
Human

Their 4g works on band 3 not band 1

Manish
Manish

In rajasthan Vodafone uses band 1 and idea band 3. In SriGanganagar airtel is having worst 3g & 4g coverage. Jio is best except some area but better than all in coverage and speed

Aslam (Rajasthan
Aslam (Rajasthan

No it’s working on band 1 which don’t support on my mobile its lyf flame 1
Idea using band 3 here
My city name BHADRA in Rajasthan where jio speed very low and airtel Vodafone have good 4g

Prem
Prem

Except in Tamil Nadu circle, everywhere else Vodafone 4g works on band 3..

Stephen
Stephen

Well here in Rajasthan it works on Band 1, 2100Mhz and due this some Xiaomi phone does not support it.

Prem
Prem

Oh… okay..my mistake I thought they would have deployed lte on the 1800 mhz spectrum they acquired recently…in Tamil Nadu circle they don’t have liberalised 1800 MHz they bought 10 MHz of band 1 to deploy 4g..sorry guys

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