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How To Check Airtel Data Balance In Nigeria

Before you stumbled upon this post am sure you have must have been looking for how to check your Airtel data balance, be rest assured that you are at the right place and I am going to show you the different method in which you can check your data balance on airtel.

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How to check data balance on Airtel

1. The USSD Code Method

Checking your data balance on Airtel is as simple as ABC; all you have to do is dial *140# with Airtel Number you want to know the data balance then wait for a few seconds, you will be replied with an SMS giving you all the necessary information you need. The information may include your remaining data bundle and the expiring date.

Also, you can dial *141#, then select 6 and send. Once you do this, you will instantly receive all the details of your data balance on Airtel including data bonus and any other useful information relating to your Airtel data bundle.

The use of USSD code in Nigeria is a common way of checking data balance across all service providers in the country like Glo, MTN, and 9mobile (Etisalat) among others.

See: How To Check Glo Data Balance In 5seconds (Glo Nigeria)

See: How To Check Airtel Number Under 1 Minute

Using the Airtel USSD code is a more reliable, faster, convenient, and effective of checking data balance than the online method of checking data balance.

However, you must have been wondering if the Airtel USSD code works 24/7? Well, the answer to that question is, yes! It does work 24/7 except if there is network failure which can cause delays but only for a few minutes.

Unlike other network providers that use only one USSD code is checking regular data balance; Airtel uses several different USSD codes for the same purpose. Just like how you can buy the data plans with different codes.

In a nutshell, Airtel has different USSD codes for checking particular data plans.

Below are different USSD shortcodes for checking different data plans on Airtel.

Checking data balance on different Airtel data plan

  • Simply dial, *410# to check Airtel data balance for 30mb one-day subscription
  • Simply dial, *418# to check Airtel data balance for 500mb 14 days subscription
  • To check Airtel data balance for 1.5GB 30 days subscription, dial *496#
  • To check Airtel data balance for 2 GB 30 days subscription, Dial *438#
  • Simply dial, *437# to check Airtel data balance for 3GB 30 days subscription
  • Simply dial, *437# to check Airtel data balance for 4.5GB 30 days subscription.

The information given above is for checking the Airtel data balance for paid internet subscription usage and not for verification of bonus data on the Airtel tariff plan.

See How To Check Your Glo Number In Nigeria

2. The Airtel Self-care App Method.

In case you have wondered how to check your Airtel internet subscription balance via the Airtel Self-care App, below u will find the right way.

The Airtel Self-care App is a free customer service app that allows its users to easily and quickly access your account balance, data balance, subscription expiry date or validity period, etc. With the airtel care app, you can send customer inquiries/complaints to the Airtel Customer Service team for a quick solution.


This app is available for both Android device users and Apple device users.
Download on Playstore
Download on Apple Store

You can check Airtel data balance on iPad, Blackberry, Android, iPhone, Windows, Modem/Wifi, and other mobile devices by using the method above.

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