Sim Card Rule: If you want to buy a new SIM, then know that the government has changed its rules. This will affect crores of customers. Let’s know about it.
New telecom reforms: If you want to get a new SIM, then first definitely read this news. 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, now customers can now apply for a new SIM online and the SIM card will come to their home.
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Rules have changed for getting sim
The government has changed the rules for SIM. 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. It is worth noting that this move of DoT is part of the Telecom Reforms approved by the Cabinet on 15 September.
KYC will be done in Re 1
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.
Which users will not get a new SIM?
According to the new rules of the Telecom Department, now the company does not get SIM cards for users below the age of 18 years.
Apart from this, if a person is mentally ill, then such person will also not be issued a new SIM card.
If such a person is caught violating the rules, then the telecom company that has sold the SIM will be considered guilty.
Get sim card sitting at home
Now customers 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.