Mumbai : Vodafone India on Monday announced that effective Wednesday customers walking into its 4,500 plus select Vodafone stores and Vodafone mini stores across the country for a new connection, will be able to walk out talking on Vodafone SuperNetTM instantly.
They just need to know their AADHAR number, which along with their fingerprint will be adequate to confirm the requisite Know Your Customer (KYC) norms for both new prepaid and postpaid connections, read an official statement issued by Vodafone.
Announcing this, Sandeep Kataria, Director Commercial, Vodafone India said, We are all set to delight customers with the benefits of the e-KYC led paperless process. Customers walking in for a new connection at our stores will walk out talking in just a few minutes.
We had partnered with the Department of Telecom (DoT) to pilot the AADHAR based e-KYC solutions in and tested it successfully in two circles. Effective Wednesday, 24th August, we are rolling it out across the country.
The use of e-KYC will drastically cut down on delays in activating new connections because of infrastructure challenges like power cuts, transporting volumes of paper, lack of photocopying and photography facilities. It will also strengthen the verification process as there will be no room for any manual error.