Checking data balance

How to Check Data Balance on Glo, MTN, Airtel & 9Mobile | Nigeria

Want to learn how to check data balance on either Glo, MTN, Airtel or 9mobile? It’s very easy, and that’s what you’ll discover in this guide.

In fact, keeping track of your data usage is extremely important, especially if you don’t want to run out of sub when you need it the most.

But all the various telecommunication networks in Nigeria have unique data checking codes.

So if you’re like me who owns several lines, once in a while the codes will escape your memory.

Without further ado…

Here are the codes for checking data balance on Glo, MTN Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria & 9Mobile:


To check your data balance on Glo using USSD code, dial *127*0#. Alternatively, you can go about this the SMS way by texting info to 127 or status to 777.

With the USSD method, you’ll get a quick notification on your dial pad containing details of your bundle type, data usage, volume remaining, and validity period.

Also, you’ll receive an SMS confirming the details in the notification.

Since you’re online now, I’m guessing, another option will be to visit Glo self-care portal using All the information regarding your line and data plans will be displayed at the self-care portal.

MTN Nigeria

To check your data balance on MTN using USSD, dial *559#. With that, you’ll get a notification containing information regarding your MTN data bundle.

Another way to go about this on MTN is to SMS 2 to 131 or SMS 403 to 131.

Both the USSD method and the SMS methods are completely reliable, the one you should use depends on your preference.

Airtel Nigeria

To check data balance on Airtel Nigeria using USSD, simply dial either *141*11*0#, *123*10# or *141*712*0#.

All those codes can work the magic on Airtel. After dialing any of them, you will immediately receive an SMS containing information regarding your current subscription.

9Mobile (Formerly Etisalat)

To check data balance on 9Mobile using USSD code, simply dial *228#.

Similar to other networks, you will get a notification instantly containing information on whatever data plan you’re subscribed to.

Finally, there’s always been a debate on which network offers the cheapest data plans.

Now that you’re here, take a look at all the plans available on all the various telecommunication companies in Nigeria and compare for yourself:

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