This blog post gives you information about checking the balance on the phone. It gives ways to check the data usage, call records, minutes, and text messages left on your account. It also provides you with information about using the data efficiently.

How do I check my balance on my phone?

The procedure of checking the balance on mobile slightly varies for each carrier. The generalized procedure is as follows.

For iPhones

  • Open the “settings”.
  • Click on the option “Data”.
  • Scroll down to see the data usage.

For Android 

  • Open the “settings”.
  • Click on the option “cellular”.
  • Select “Connections”.
  • Scroll down to see the data usage.

Why should  I check the data balance on my mobile?

 When you have only 20% of the data balance remaining or When you use 80% and 100 % of your data on your mobile, you do get free messages from the service provider at each threshold which helps you keep track and not pay a huge amount on the extra data usage.

These messages are helpful as the speed declines or in some cases, the service completely stops in case of complete data usage.

You can also check the balance at your end to monitor the utilization. You should check your data usage to find the amount of data usage, the data remaining, the minutes you have already utilized and the number of text messages left. 

Checking your usage details helps you understand your plan better and also helps you understand your billing cycle. Checking the usage frequently will help you avoid extra fees and make sure you always have enough minutes and data left when needed.

What is the USSD code?

USSD is unstructured service supplementary data. It is a protocol used for GSM mobiles to send messages and files. These are the codes that are programmed in the sim card of your mobile to perform various tasks. Using these codes you can access the balance of your phone account, remaining minutes, IMEI number, etc. You can use these codes on your mobile as an SMS facility.

What are the benefits of the USSD code?

  • Internet connection is not required.
  • These codes are easy to use.
  • These codes can be used for all cellular services.
  • Much faster than SMS.
  • These codes are free.

How can you check the balance on your network carrier?

We will discuss how to check the minute usage, data usage, and account balance for some major network carriers.

Verizon network

Dial the following USSD codes to check the details on the Verizon network.

SERVICEUSSD CODE
Minutes usage#646
Data usage#3282
Account balance#225

AT&T network

SERVICEUSSD CODE
Minutes usage#646
Data usage*3282#
Account balance*777#
Bill balance for postpaid*225#

How to check data balance on T-mobile?

You can check the data balance on T-mobile by using the following methods.

By using shortcut codes

  • dial #225#, and press the call button.
  • You can also dial #BAL# and press the call button.

By checking your T-Mobile account on Desktop

  • Click on “View all usage details”.
  •  Choose the option “Data” to find your data usage.

By using the T-Mobile App

      ●     Go to the “Menu” option and select “Usage and plans”

      ●     When prompted click on “View line details” and select “Check usage”

What are the ways to check data balance?

There are three ways by which you can check your usage details for T-Mobile:

  • By using shortcut codes
  • By checking your T-Mobile account on Desktop
By using shortcut codes
  • There are two shortcut codes that you can use to get the usage details of your phone.
  • This method works on both Android and IOs.
To check the balance
  • You just need to go to the dial pad of your T-Mobile, dial #225#, and press the call button.
  • You can also dial #BAL# and press the call button.
  • After a few minutes, you will receive an alert message stating the up-to-date balance of your T-Mobile device
To check the data
  • You just need to go to the dial pad of your T-Mobile and dial  #932# and press the call button.
  • You can also dial #WEB# and press the call button.
  • After a few minutes, you will receive an alert message stating the up-to-date usage details of your T-Mobile device.
To check the SMS usage details
  • You just need to go to the dial pad of your T-Mobile and dial #674# and press on the call button.
  • You can also dial #MSG# and press the call button.
  • After a few minutes, you will receive an alert message stating the up-to-date Text message usage details of your T-Mobile device.
To check the details of minutes Remaining
  • You just need to go to the dial pad of your T-Mobile and dial #MIN# and press on the call button.
  • You can also dial#646# and press the call button.
  • After a few minutes, you will receive an alert message stating the up-to-date Minute usage details of your T-Mobile device.
To check the Prepaid minute usage details
  • You just need to go to the dial pad of your T-Mobile and dial #999# and press on the call button.
  • After a few minutes, you will receive an alert message stating the up-to-date Prepaid minute usage details of your T-Mobile device.
By checking your T-Mobile account on Desktop

T-Mobile users create My T-Mobile account to keep a check on their bills, the same account helps the users check their data usage by following the steps below.

If you have more than one number linked to the same account you do have an option of filtering it.

  • After logging in to My T-Mobile account on the desktop go to My current plan and select the option Usage.
  •  At the upper right corner of your screen, you will find an option called “View all usage details”, you need to click on it.
  •  Choose the required option to find the usage details, like “Data, Messages or Calls” to find your data usage.
  • You can also download the file to your computer and print it if needed.

Can you use mobile apps to monitor data usage?

Many apps are available, which can be used to monitor data usage. We will discuss some top-ranking mobile apps.

Data usage

This app includes all the necessary features for monitoring the data. It monitors the data in real-time You can also set the daily quota for the data usage. It will cost you $.99 and it works well with iPhone and IPad.It also provides the notification for overage risk

My data manager VPN security

It is a free data manager app that tracks your data usage.it also provides you an alert notification after crossing the data limit. The unprotected data is encrypted and the data usage by each app is tracked. You can use the family app to track the data on family member’s devices.

My AT&T app

This app is exclusively designed for AT&T subscribers. It is a free app that is compatible with Android 7.0  and iOS 11.4. You can monitor the following activities using this app.

  • Perform account administration functions.
  • Pay the phone bill.
  • View the phone bill details.
  • Make the changes in your phone plan.
  • View the data usage reports.

My Verizon app

This app is exclusively designed for Verizon subscribers. It is a free app that is compatible with Android 5.0  and higher versions as well as iOS 11.0. You can monitor the following activities using this app.

  • Manage the data plan.
  • Pay the phone bills.
  • Shop the new devices.
  • Check the data usage.

 T-Mobile App

 You can install the T-Mobile app available for both Android and Apple users to keep a monitor of your usage and billing details.

This gives you all the details related to minutes, texts, and data used, it also notifies you about the next billing cycle.

 If you want to check the usage, follow the steps below

●      Launch the app, and by using the T-Mobile ID log-in.

●      Go to the “Menu” option and select “Usage and plans”

●      When prompted click on “View line details” and select “Check usage”

The app tells you how much data you’ve used and how long you have to wait before your next billing cycle. You can also use the app to check your minutes and text usage.

What are the conditions to keep in mind?

●      You should change your plan on the first day of the billing cycle, otherwise, any usage before the plan change will not be available.

●      It might take 30 days to update the data, text, and minutes usage information on your account while roaming.

●      You get your usage and pool usage together if you have a pooled account.

●      T-Mobile app provides Smartphone Mobile hotspot

●      The usage information is updated every two hours and is shown in Pacific Time.

●      Data and text usage is displayed in Pacific Time (PT), and typically updates every two hours.

●      Usage details are available only to customers on monthly postpaid plans. They aren’t available to prepaid accounts.

●      Smartphone Mobile HotSpot usage is only available in the T-Mobile app.

●      You do get a free SMS alert when you have utilized the 80% and 100% mark of your limit.

How to utilize the data efficiently?

Whenever possible connect to Wi-Fi as data used over Wi-Fi doesn’t count.

The apps which consume more data and you want them to use only over Wi-Fi, could be disabled over mobile data, by going to the settings and turning off the data for it.

Some apps use the data even when you are not using your phone, install them if not important.

Edit the settings in all your social media apps so that they don’t automatically download and play media files.

Keep track of your usage by checking the data usage regularly.

If you have consumed all your data, in most of the cases your data speed will be affected.

How to set data limits and warnings in T-Mobile?

●  Go to the home screen.

●  Go to settings> Network & internet>Data usage

●      Select Data warning & limit and change these settings:

         ○      App data usage cycle

○      Set data warning (on/off)

     ○      Data warning (# of MB/GB)

○      Set data limit (on/off)

○  Data limit (# of MB/GB)

How to check data balance for different apps

●      Go to the Home screen to see all your apps.

●      Tap Settings > Network & Internet > Data usage.

●      Tap App data usage you will find all your apps and their data usage. You can also change the data range by clicking on the down arrow at the top.

Conclusion:

This blog post gives you all the ways by which you can check and monitor your mobile service balance. There are different facilities to check the balance of minutes, text messages, and data. This post also gives you different suggestions for the efficient utilization of data.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs): How do I check my balance on my phone?

How do I check my data details?

  • You just need to go to the dial pad of your T-Mobile and dial #932# and press the call button.
  • You can also dial #WEB# and press the call button.
  • After a few minutes, you will receive an alert message stating the up-to-date usage details of your T-Mobile device.

You can also use the T-Mobile app or just log in to your T-Mobile account from your desktop.

Does tethering use my mobile data allotment?

Yes, when you give internet to another device from your T-Mobile, it will be counted as your data utilization.

How do I check the balance on Android phones?

 Open the “settings”.

  • Click on the option “cellular”.
  • Select “Connections”.
  • Scroll down to see the data usage.

Is it possible to see text messages on my T- Mobile account?

All you can see is the Time, date, and contact details of the sent and received message, the content of the messages is not saved in your T-Mobile account.

How do I check my phone history on T-Mobile?

  • Go to the home screen in your T-Mobile account, tap on the Main Menu
  • Scroll down and select the call log
  • Choose the option you want the information about like all calls, dialed calls, received calls, last call, etc.

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