With less than a month to go for the last date to link Aadhaar to mobile number for re-verification, it is high time you link the two as mobile services may be disconnected in April. If linking Aadhaar to mobile number for SIM re-verification is on top of your mind too, then there is a simple way to do it without leaving your home or office. This new method of Aadhaar linking with mobile number just requires users to make a call to a centralised number and enter an OTP. This is a convenient means of linking the two and eliminates the hassle of visiting an offline store and waiting in queues. However, there is still no way to link Aadhaar and mobile number online.
If you want to re-verify your phone number by linking it to Aadhaar, the process is rather simple. You just need to keep your Aadhaar number at hand. Whether you are on Airtel, Idea, Jio, and Vodafone or any other operator, you simply need to call the toll-free number 14546 from the phone number. Follow these steps, as directed by the IVR, to complete the re-verification process.
The OTP you receive for Aadhaar-mobile phone re-verification is valid for 30 minutes, so you can use it even there is some network glitch and the call terminates prematurely. Subscribers who are on corporate plans do not need to need to undergo the re-verification process. Since Jio takes Aadhaar number to activate the SIM card, subscribers do not need to re-verify on the network, a customer care executive told Gadgets 360.
In late November, telecom operators had also been directed to set up a website so that subscribers can link Aadhaar and mobile number online. However, no operator has set up such a portal, nor has a central portal been created.