All the paperwork that goes behind availing a new mobile connection is set to take a backseat as plans to introduce a first of its kind Aadhaar authentication process for the same are being put into place. This would mean that you will no longer have to wait back to get the documents verified by the service provider or live the fear of losing the connection if the documents go unverified.
Reliance Communications today announced that it will offer the Aadhaar authentication process in both company owned and non-company owned retail outlets. The company has stated that the service will be launched soon and they are waiting for the necessary guidelines from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).
Will Aadhaar be used to authenticate telecom connections? (Image credit: uidai.gov.in)
“The online paperless process for instant customer verification and subsequent mobile activation at all multi brand small retail outlets is set to provide a compelling new experience in terms of speed and convenience to the customers nationally. This service is completely ready for national roll out and we are confident that RCOM will lead the industry in reaching out to every nook and corner of the country.” said Anurag Prashar, President – Services, Reliance Communications.
Once the service is made available to the retailers, customers could get a new mobile connection using their Aadhaar card, as the retailer could access the customer’s Aadhar profile details along with the biometric authentication details online with UIDAI server for real time authentication of the identity of the customer.
Since the customer verification process is thus undertaken through Aadhar authentication, the company has assured that the process of availing a mobile connection could speed up.