Check Your Data Usage with USSD Codes

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As carriers impose stricter data caps on their plans, you have undoubtedly been looking for ways to monitor your usage so you aren't charged for going over your cap. A good way to check your data usage on any phone is by using your carrier's USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) codes. This article will show you how to take advantage of your carrier's USSD codes so you can monitor your data, text, and minute usage.

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How to Enter USSD codes

Before you learn the codes for your carrier, you'll need to know how to enter them.

  1. 1
    Open your Phone application.
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  2. 2
    Get to the dialer.
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That's it! USSD codes are entered into the phone and are activated when you press the Call button.

Note: if you're on Sprint in the United States, you don't have USSD codes. You do, however, have the ability to text "usage" to 1311 to check your data, texts, and minutes.

AT&T USSD Codes

  • 3282# - Data and text usage.
  • 646# - Minute usage.

Verizon USSD Codes

  • #3282 - Data and text usage.
  • #646 - Minute usage.

T-Mobile (USA) USSD Codes

  • #932# - Data usage.
  • #674# - Message usage.
  • #646# - Minute usage.

How to Find Your Carrier's USSD Code List

If you live outside the United States, you use a carrier not included on the list above. To find your carrier's list of USSD codes, simply search Google for "[Your Carrier]'s USSD codes" and you will find a list.

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Tips and Tricks

  • USSD codes and Sprint's text messaging service work as any other phone call and text, respectively, and require your phone to be in an area of coverage for the requests to go through.

Questions and Answers

I want to know how can I check my SMS balance?

Tell me how can I check message balance in my laptop using USSD?

There are two methods available for you to check the balance.

  • The first one is when using a USB modem from your carrier that employs a SIM card. When you use it, you have to open the software associated with it that allows connecting, disconnecting, sending messages, etc. Go to the options where you can check the balance, request it by USSD or otherwise, and receive a pop-up message (or you can check the section with messages). This report will probably only include your current balance.
  • The other method is accomplished using your mobile phone. You can enter the site of your carrier from your browser, find a section with online services, enter your phone number, and you'll either receive a password by e-mail or phone, or use the one that you already have. You will be able to generate or check the usage report from the site that may differentiate between SMS and other expenditures. You do not need the USSD code in this case.
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How do I check my remaining balance on my phone?

They are asking for the mobile USSD number

You will need to know the carrier to obtain the specific USSD code to see the balance on the phone (as a total remaining sum or debt). Either contact the carrier via its web site, point of sale, or phone number to find out the USSD code. For example, MTS accepts *100# and sends a push notification to the phone with the balance. Please note that some carriers may not support this feature.

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How to get the USSD data on get the balance?

I could not get the data usage in my Netsector. I have tried: Early I used to get the message from reliance the usage of data when I open the net

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How can I check minutes, data, and text on my TracFone?

How to check data, minute, text on my TracFone when it asks for mobile operator USSD code?

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How do I find out what my USSD code is?

I bought a new Moto E Android cell phone to use on TracFone.

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Need to know how to find out if I have an app on my phone that someone put there to spy on me?

Need to know how to find out if I have an app on my phone that someone put there to spy on me. I have tried: Looking up how to find out but it really didn't make sense. I think it was caused by: No problem except I think someone is spying on me

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How do I read the new AT&T data usage text message, it;s confusing?

Its like . usage by device[MB] 8516:168.1:6635. [YOU] 199.8:9195:30.01. I have tried: Nothing its confusing to read. I think it was caused by: Confusing to read and understand

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How can I check airtel balance on laptop?

Is there a way to check my airtel 3g data usage on laptop without taking out SIM card from dongle

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I need the mobile operators USSD code on a new Samsung TracFone?

Got the question from an account status app. I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: My ignorance

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I entered 646# and got nothing.then tried again and said transferring from SIM card or something like that,was that correct?

I entered 646# on my dialer and I got only a blank screen the first time, then the second time said it was transferring or importing from SIM card or something like that. When I dialed the other code it showed USSD code was my phone number, is that correct?. I have tried: 646# and other number for USSD code on AT&T. I think it was caused by: I don't know!

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