Is it necessary to submit Aadhaar for mobile number verification - and other smart phone queries
Wondering if Aadhaar UID number is mandatory for re-verifying your mobile phone number? Learn more and get quick help with other queries answered about smart phones in this thread.
I would like some general queries answered with regard to my smart phone since I've had it since about a year only and am not much knowledgeable about gadgets generally. A couple of queries I will post in the Ask Expert section, but for small one-line queries would like advice here.
My first question: I keep getting two messages constantly from my service provider:
1. "Re-verify your mobile number with Aadhaar Number, otherwise your number will be disconnected."
- I do have an Aadhaar card. From what I have read in various news reports, there is a court ruling still pending in the Supreme Court about the privacy of an individual being invaded due to making Aadhaar mandatory. Now, would this ruling affect giving the Aadhaar no. for mobile phone verification? Some are saying I must submit by 31st July, others are saying we have time till February, that the service providers are needlessly frightening us!
2. "You are using an old SIM. Switch to 4G right away."
- Is this simply a marketing gimmick? Why should I switch to 4G when I am quite content with 3G? I hardly use the phone, other than to send an urgent SMS to a family member or use WhatsApp (that too once in a day). The only browsing I do is to check ISC if the Net connectivity via my laptop is slow. I don't play games, listen to music or watch YouTube videos.
This very confused old-fashioned girl hopes to get some sensible advice from fellow ISCians! Will have further queries later, as & when they pop up in my mind...