2017 has considerable innovation on offer for the telecommunications sector: as part of the fight against terrorism, the German Federal Network Agency is currently planning the closure of a specific security loophole, i.e. the purchase of SIM cards associated with pay-as-you-go mobile phones. As from mid-2017 all users have to get identified in order to activate their SIM card. Since January 2017, there has been a new ordinance based on § 111 TKG (German telecommunication law), which regulates the identification of pay-as-you-go customers via video chat.
In addition, new subject areas are constantly developed. As an example, Telefónica in cooperation with Fidor Bank has, since 2016, been giving their customers data volume if they open an account using the O2 Banking App. This also requires users to be identified beforehand. This can be done quite easily using IDnow Video-Ident.
Identification for SIM Cards
As from mid-2017 customers of telecommunications companies in Germany and other countries will also have to register for prepaid cards. With IDnow Video-Ident it is easy and uncomplicated online. Here the customer registers themselves on the website or in the telco provider’s app and then goes directly to the identification by video chat. An ident specialist assists the customers throughout the entire process. First of all the identity document is checked. Then some legal mandatory questions are asked regarding the customer’s identity. After the successful conclusion of the identification the data are electronically transmitted in real time to the telecommunications company. Following this, the SIM card can be activated immediately.
• The interested party logs on for the identification of their prepaid SIM card on your website
• Start of the IDnow process
• The ident specialist identifies interested parties using the IDnow software
• Immediate transmission of the identification data to you
• The customer can use the SIM card immediately
A telecommunications company develops a banking app in conjunction with a bank.
The stored account enables transfers to the contacts in the smartphone address book without IBAN and also the arrangement of smaller immediate credits in real time. Moreover, the account holder is, for example, given megabytes instead of lower interest rates. For the opening, and depending on the monthly card balance as well as the use of mobile banking as the salary account, the customer has additional high-speed data volume available in their mobile phone tariff.
Registering with this service is easy and convenient to do using IDnow Video-Ident. It increases the conclusion rate and improves customer acquisition. At the same time, the user’s identity can be verified securely and in compliance with the law.
• The interested party selects a product on your website
• Start of the IDnow process
• The identity expert identifies interested parties using the IDnow software
• Immediate transmission of the identification details to you
• An interested party becomes a customer and can use the product forthwith