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Vodafone to Offer Aadhar linking, SIM Upgrade Facility at Doorstep

Vodafone has announced that they are rolling out doorstep facility for Aadhaar linking and SIM upgrade.

Md. Waquar Haider | News18 Techwaquarhaider2

Updated:November 24, 2017, 1:04 PM IST
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Vodafone to Offer Aadhar linking, SIM Upgrade Facility at Doorstep
Vodafone to Offer Aadhar linking, SIM Upgrade Facility at Once Doorstep (Representative image)
The government is moving ahead with linking Aadhaar with mobile SIM cards and all unlinked phones will be deactivated after February 2018. To make this possible, various telecom operators are coming up with innovative ways to help the rural subscribers easily re-verify their numbers. Vodafone has announced that they are rolling out doorstep facility for Aadhaar linking and SIM upgrade. For this purpose, Vodafone has positioned two mobile vans to travel to the rural areas of Rajasthan, enabling doorstep SIM upgrades and Aadhar verification.

Introduced in January 2017, these Vodafone Mobile Vans have covered over 450+ villages like Jhunjhunu, Mahapura, Hingoniya, Bhadra and more. At the very same time, Idea Cellular has organised special teams to visit the homes of senior citizens and physically disabled users to verify their numbers using biometrics.

Aadhaar mobile linkage is being done as per the orders of Supreme Court, passed in February this year in Lokniti foundation case and all SIM cards have to be verified with Aadhaar within a year from the date of judgement. All unlinked phones are to be deactivated after February next year, so criminals, fraudsters and terrorists cannot use the issued SIMs.

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