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SIM Cards Can Be Purchased Now By UIDAI Based Verification; Govt Changes Rule

According to the new rules, users will have to pay just Re 1 for certification through UIDAI's Aadhaar based e-KYC service for a new mobile connection

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The government has changed the rules regarding SIM cards. Under this, it has become even easier for some customers to get a new SIM. But for some customers now getting a new SIM has become a big challenge. Actually, customers can now apply for a new SIM online and the SIM card and get it delivered to their home.

Now the company cannot sell a new SIM to the customers below the age of 18 years. Customers above 18 years of age can verify themselves for their new SIM with Aadhaar or any document stored in DigiLocker. Apart from this, if a person is mentally ill, then they will also not be issued a new SIM card. If such a person is caught violating the rules, then that telecom company will be considered guilty, which has sold the SIM.

It is worth noting that this move of DoT is part of the Telecom Reforms approved by the Cabinet on 15 September. 

According to the new rules, users will have to pay just Re 1 for certification through UIDAI's Aadhaar based e-KYC service for a new mobile connection.

Now customers can get SIM at their home through UIDAI based verification. According to DoT, the mobile connection will be given to the customers through an app/portal based process, in which customers can apply for mobile connection sitting at home. Actually, customers had to go through the KYC process for the first mobile connection or to convert the mobile connection from prepaid to postpaid.



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