Activate SIM without Aadhaar; this is how long it will take

Oct 06, 2018, 18:06 PM IST
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If you are going to buy a new SIM card for your mobile phone, you may have to wait for at least two days to get it activated. Rather, it may take as many as 36 hours or more for the verification process to complete if you are opting for any other option other than Aadhaar. Since the telecom companies will have to activate the SIM card only after physical verification, the process will take more time than it used to take earlier.

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NOT COMPULSORY TO PROVIDE AADHAAR DETAILS TO TELCOS

NOT COMPULSORY TO PROVIDE AADHAAR DETAILS TO TELCOS

Supreme Court has abolished the mandatory Aadhaar verification rule for buying a new mobile number in its September 26 verdict. Now, a person need not share his/her Aadhaar details with any private company. Therefore, telecom firms have to use other mediums for the Know Your Customer (KYC) verification, said a Hindustan report. Image Source: Reuters

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DIGITAL VERIFICATION

DIGITAL VERIFICATION

Aadhaar made digital verification very easy and convenient. It used to take just 15 minutes to activate a new SIM card with the Aadhaar number earlier. Image Source: Reuters

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HOW VERIFICATION WILL BE DONE NOW

HOW VERIFICATION WILL BE DONE NOW

To buy a new SIM card, one has to submit self-attested copies of his/her driving licence, passport, ration card, election Id card, bank passbook, electric bill etc. as the address proof along with passport size photo. Image Source: Reuters

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OLD TIMES ARE BACK

OLD TIMES ARE BACK

Telecom companies will now take about 24 to 36 hours in completing of the physical verification. Cross-verification process from the telecom companies will take almost 5 days. Image Source: Reuters

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