Aadhaar would provide a paperless verification system without biometrics. So now the bar code on your Aadhar card would help you authenticate for a phone connection.
We need identification proof whenever we need a new cellphone connection. All for security reasons, so this might take time too. But now you can activate your phone instantly, thanks to Aadhar identification card. Earlier in 2010-2011, Telecom Department had fined Rs. 700 crores for improper verification of customers.
Aadhaar would provide a paperless verification system without biometrics. So now the bar code on your Aadhar card would help you authenticate for a phone connection. This mechanism is good enough to provide proof of residence and more. So now at retail stores you would see a bar code reader. Just take your card along to authenticate and get a new connection. This would save a lot of time and is a win-win situation for both operators and users.
The operator will get a digitally signed authentication from UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India). After this, operator can provide the customer with a new number. Nearly 30 million connections are sold every month and Aadhar identification would save Rs. 1,000 crore annually. This authentication system has high success rate of 99 percent.