If you are here, you must have purchased airtel data plan  on your device and don’t know how to check your airtel data balance or you have forgotten it for a long time. You are in the right place.

Airtel has made a number of services available to its subscribers. All these services can be made use of by the subscribers making use of their devices without the help of a customer care representative.

Being aware of your data balance has a lot of advantages. An example is that it helps you manage your data plan and also know when it is time to buy a new bundle.

Those services include:

1. Purchase of airtme;

2. Purchase of Data plan;

3.Sharing of data plan;

4. Tariff plan subscriptions and a lot more.

Out of all these services, this article will be exposing you to the process of checking your data balance alone.

Check Airtel data balance 2020

However to check your airtel balance, you can use a variety of techniques. These techniques will be made known to you later in the course of this article.

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Please note that these methods do not work for any other telecommunication network aside from airtel. You cannot use it for Glo, MTN or 9mobile.

Presently, there are two (2) methods to check your data balance. They are;

1. USSD Method;

2. My Airtel App method.


1. The USSD method

This is the most efficient and reliable method of checking your data balance on Airtel network. It is very fast and costless.

To check your data balance via USSD, follow these steps;

STEP 1: You should dial *140#.

STEP 2: On sending, It brings the message, “Dear customer, you will receive an SMS with your data balance details shortly”. You should try this method.

STEP 3: Similarly, you can check your data balance by dialing the USSD short code “*141#“.

STEP 4: It brings a seven options. Select 7, which is “check data balance“.

STEP 5: The system then sends your data balance as a message to your airtel SIM. The message will also contain the expiry date of your data plan

2. My airtel app method

Alternatively, you can also check your data balance, using the My Airtel App. The “My Airtel App” can be downloaded on google play store and the IOS app store. It is compatible with any device.

This application can be used to buy data plans, check data balance, and also communicate with the customer care representative.

However, to make use of the My airtel app, you must have a secure data connection to the internet.

On logging in, it displays your data balance on the right hand side of the screen.

Another amazing feature from the My Airtel app is that you get 1024MB by just downloading the app and signing up with your registered airtel phone number.

As mentioned earlier, all information contained here can only be used by Airtel Subscribers.

And if any of the above listed methods doesn’t work for you, you are advised to call the Airtel customer care on 121 or visit the nearest Airtel office. Thanks.

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