RCom starts offering mobile connection on Aadhar verification

RCom starts offering mobile connection on Aadhar verification New Delhi: Reliance Communications on Thursday said it has started offering mobile connections to Aadhar card holders after verifying their details online.

"We are delighted to be the first telecom operator in the country to test the concept of Aadhar authentication process at non-company owned multi brand small retail outlets successfully. This service is completely ready for national roll out," RCom President (Service) Anurag Prashar said in a statement.

Under the service, customer seeking RCom mobile connection will not be required to submit photocopy of Aadhar documents. The customer's details will be verified through biometric device connection with Aadhar server, the statement said.

To avail benefit of this service, mobile customers can walk into any retailer in the country with their Aadhar card.

The retailer will use customer's Aadhar profile details and verify details using a biometric device which will be connected online with UIDAI server for real time authentication of the identity of the customer, it added.

After the authentication, the customer details can be fetched online from UIDAI server. The customer mobile connection will then be processed with RCom for immediate activation.

"This 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 our customers nationally," Prashar said.

The service will be available on non company owned multi brand small retail outlets across the country which account for 90 percent of the new sim cards sold every month, the statement added.

PTI