How to link Aadhaar number with Idea Number

The Idea is one of the leading telecom service providers in India. As per the orders passed by the Government of India and the apex court, idea mobile subscribers need to link their Aadhaar number with idea mobile number before the deadline. Failing to do so may invite deactivation of the operational mobile connection.

How to Link Aadhaar with Idea Mobile Number Online through OTP?

The government has made it mandatory for the telecom operators to provide an option to link mobile connection with Aadhaar using OTP-based verification. However, this facility can be availed only by those users who have already registered their mobile number with Aadhaar at the time of enrollment. If you have multiple mobile numbers and your concerned mobile number is not linked with Aadhaar, you will have to visit the idea store to get it verified. 

The process of linking your Idea mobile number with Aadhaar through OTP is mentioned below:

Step 1: Call the toll-free IVR number 14546.

Step 2: Choose whether you are an Indian citizen or an NRI.

Step 3: Press 1 to give your consent for the re-verification of your mobile number using Aadhaar.

Step 4: Enter your Aadhaar number and confirm it by pressing 1.

Step 5: An OTP is sent to your registered mobile number.

Step 6: Give consent to idea mobile to access your name, photo and DOB from UIDAI’s database.

Step 7: IVR reads out the last 4 digits of your idea mobile number.

Step 8: Enter the OTP received on your phone.

Step 9: Press 1 to complete the re-verification process.

How to Link Aadhaar with Idea Mobile Number through IVR?

Mobile operators are also directed to provide the facility of linking Aadhaar with idea mobile number through IVR.

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Call idea’s toll-free number at “12345″.

Step 2: Follow IVR instructions and select the Aadhaar verification option.

Step 3: Enter your Aadhaar number twice.

Step 4: Now confirm your response.

Step 5: Your Aadhaar will be linked with your idea mobile number.

Step 6: A confirmation message will be sent to your idea mobile number.

How to Link Aadhaar with Idea Mobile Number Offline?

To link your Aadhaar with your idea mobile connection, you need to follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Visit your nearest idea center.

Step 2: Provide your idea mobile number and Aadhaar card number.

Step 3: Idea store executive will now send a 4-digit verification code on your mobile number.

Step 4: Provide this code to the executive.

Step 5: Now provide your biometric/fingerprint.

Step 6: You will receive a confirmation SMS within 24 hours.

Step 7: Reply with ‘Y’ to complete the re-verification process.

How to Locate an Idea Mobile Store?

To link your Aadhaar number with Idea connection, you need to locate the Idea mobile store. 

  • You can locate a nearby Idea mobile store online by entering your location and the area within that location.
  • You can also search for a nearby idea store by entering relevant keywords online.
  • You can also locate the Idea store by dialing a toll-free number *121*47#.

What is Biometric Verification and why is it needed?

Biometric verification is a method of verifying the identity of a person using his/her biometric data such as fingerprints and iris scan. These details are already fed in the Aadhaar database. An OTP is sent to the existing idea mobile number. Once the OTP is received, it needs to be shared along with Aadhaar number to the executive who records your biometrics for the verification purpose. UIDAI verifies the biometric data and confirms the telecom operator within a day and the company sends a confirmation message to the subscriber.

Points to Remember while Linking Aadhaar with Idea Mobile Number

  • If you have provided your biometric at the time of activating your mobile connection, you do not have to re-verify again.
  • If you have provided Aadhaar at the time of taking a new connection but did not undergo biometric verification, you need to re-verify your number again.
  • You do not have to pay any fee for linking Aadhaar with your idea mobile number.
  • You need to link Aadhaar number with all your active mobile connections.

Documents Required for Aadhaar and Idea Mobile Linking

Listed below are the documents that are required for Aadhaar and Idea connection linking:

  • Aadhaar Card or 12- digit Aadhaar Number (Soft or Hard Copy).
  • Your Active Idea mobile number.
  • OTP PIN that is received on your phone number.
  • Your biometric fingerprint scan (Aadhaar Card Holder).

Fee Involved in Linking Aadhaar with Idea Mobile Number

Services related to linking Aadhaar with Idea mobile number is free of cost. The process is fast and seamless to ensure the convenience of customers and restrict the misuse of SIM cards.