How to Check Data Balance on 9mobile Nigeria


The service provider company Etisalat (now 9mobile) is well known for the huge data and airtime bonuses it gives to its subscribers.

It is also known for the unique privileges it grants customers. You may need to check your data balance so as to properly control your data usage.

Basically, there are two ways to check your data balance on the Etisalat network the first method is through USSD and secondly through SMS.

Through USSD Short Code

one of the easiest ways to check your data balance is through the use of USSD. However, you can use this method on iPhone, java phone or any device that can access the Internet.

Just dial the code *228# on your phone and your data balance will show up on the screen of your phone. Your data expiry date will also be included in the information provided. After this, you will further be provided with the same information as a text message.

Through SMS

Another easy way of checking your 9mobile data balance is through SMS. This method also works for Android, Windows, or any other device that you may be using.

First, go to your SMS box, type the abbreviation INFO and send it to 228. As soon as you do this, you will get an SMS displaying your data balance and the expiry date.

How to Check MTN Data Balance

MTN Group Ltd is a South African multinational service provider company providing network service in several African, European and Asian countries of the world with its headquarter located in Johannesburg.

As of 2016, Mtn was ranked as the eleventh largest mobile network service provider in the world, and the biggest in the African continent.

It’s quite interesting to know that though Mtn functions in more than 20 countries of the world, yet one-third of its income comes from Nigeria as it holds around 35 percent of the market share.

How to Check MTN Data Balance

It is very simple and easy to check hour data balance on the Mtn network, there are basically 3 ways in which you can do this. These 3 methods lie below;

  1. Through SMS message
  2. Through the use of USSD code
  3.  Through 131 USDD platforms.

Through Text message

This method is so easy and straight forward you do not have to do a lot only that you need to exercise patience for a while before getting your data balance sent to your mobile

This is what you will do: create a text and send the number 2 to 131. it’s really simple, right? Following this, you’ll get a message from MTN and the message is likely to read “Y’ello your request has been received and is being processed”.

After this, you will have to wait patiently, do not resend your request. Your data balance will be sent to you.

Through Direct USSD Code

If you intend using this method, simply dial the code *131*4# and your data balance will pop up.

Bear it in mind that this method doesn’t include data bonuses given to you as a result of the tariff you are using presently. You can just dial the code *559# to check your bonus data balance.

Through the 131 USSD Code:

For easy accessibility, the MTN network created the 131 USSD code for self-service option in order for customers to solve some simple challenge on their own so just dial the code *131# and send.

After this, the self-service option will pop up on your screen press the number 4 and send it again. Your data will instantly come up as soon as you do this


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