Now you can just walk into a neighbouring Airtel store and get a new connection activated instantly. No more waiting around for days calling customer care.
India’s top telecom operator Airtel has rolled out around 200,00 units of Aadhaar based e-KYC (Know Your Customer) solution across India. With this new customer of airtel can get their mobile connection activated instantly.
According to Airtel, the e-KYC solution is already been used by over 50,000 subscribers on a daily basis.
Under the Aadhaar based e-KYC solution, customers purchasing a new prepaid or postpaid mobile connection can verify their details using Aadhaar. The e-KYC uses your biometric details like fingerprints or iris scan to verify your account that’s linked with UIDAI’s Aadhaar program. The whole process hardly takes 15 minutes to verify a customer.
“The initiative has received the positive response from customers as it enables instant activation of Airtel mobile SIMs. The digital verification, which is fully secure, also eliminates paperwork and benefits the environment,” said a company in a statement.
Airtel plans to expand its Aadhaar based e-KYC solution over 500,000 retail outlets across India, mainly in the rural telecom circles.