Airtel has been one of the largest telecom companies for decades. As of January 2023, Airtel has over 368 million users in India. As the popular telecom company improves its services, a large number of users are drawn in, but this is where the problem begins.
Because of the system change, both old and new users are having difficulty checking the data balance of their Airtel number. This could get you into trouble because it’s difficult to keep track of your remaining data balance in Airtel.
Apart from the Airtel Thanks app, USSD codes are a convenient way to check data balance in Airtel, but they have also changed notably.
Keep reading this article as we’ve mentioned a step-by-step guide for checking your Airtel data balance. You can also access your account balance and other information by visiting the official Self-Care website and the Airtel Thanks app.
How to check Airtel data balance (3 Methods)
There are three ways to check your Airtel data balance — USSD codes, the Self-care website, and the Airtel Thanks app.
You can enter USSD codes into your phone’s dialer to check the data balance of your Airtel number. Aside from that, you can check your net balance and manage your account details and associated services by using the Airtel Self-care website or the Airtel Thanks app.
Here are three methods for checking your Airtel data balance step by step:
Method 1: Via USSD code
USSD codes are fixed numbers that telecom companies provide to perform or check details such as data balance, main balance, SMS balance, recharge plans, and offers.
Previously, dialing ‘*123#’ on a phone’s dialer would display the remaining data balance on that Airtel number. However, Airtel has changed the USSD code and added an additional step to it.
Here are the new USSD codes and steps to check your Airtel data balance:
- Open the dialer on your smartphone.
- Dial ‘*123#‘ and tap on the call button.
- A pop-up menu will now appear.
- Reply with ‘1‘ to select Other Balances.
It will now display the 3g and 4g data balances available on your Airtel account.
Method 2: Via Airtel Thanks app
If you use Airtel services, the Airtel Thanks app could be your best friend. It is a one-stop shop for all Airtel account and service-related inquiries. You will be able to check your data balance as well as explore, recharge, and manage other services such as Airtel broadband, DTH, Wi-Fi, and so on.
Follow these steps to check your Airtel data balance via the Airtel Thanks app:
- Open the Play Store on your Android smartphone or App Store on your iPhone.
- Find and install the ‘Airtel Thanks app‘.
- Open the app and sign in using your Airtel mobile number.
- On the dashboard, it will show the data balance as well as validity.
If you need to keep track of your Airtel data balance on frequently, the Airtel Thanks app is the most convenient option.
Method 3: Via Airtel Self-Care
If you don’t have access to your Airtel mobile number, you can use the official Airtel self-care website to check the data balance. You simply need to enter your mobile number and password or OTP to sign in, and you will be able to check and manage your Airtel account.
Follow these steps to check your data balance in Airtel using the Self-Care webpage:
- Visit the Airtel Self-Care website.
- Enter your Airtel number to sign in.
- Next, enter the OTP sent to your number.
- It will show your data balance on the dashboard.
By checking your data balance on a regular basis, you can ensure that you do not exceed your data limit and avoid unexpected charges. You can check your remaining data balance in your Airtel number using one of three methods: USSD codes, the Airtel mobile app, or the Airtel website.
We strongly advise you to use the USSD code to check your Airtel data balance. It is the most convenient method because it does not require an internet connection or any storage space on your phone.
Chandan Kushwaha is chief editor at Digital Bachat. He has a mastery in computer applications and hardwares, which is why he has been covering computer and laptop topics for three years.