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Checking your data balance from time to time is one of the steps in monitoring your data usage.
You can also check your data usage on your smartphone to track which apps are consuming data.
If you are a heavy data user or you make use of the popular social apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, you want to ensure that you track your data usage.
This will enable you to know how much data you consume averagely on a week or month and help you to make a better-informed decision.
To achieve this, you need to check your data plan balance from time to time.
Without further ado, let’s dive right in…
4 Ways to check etisalat (9mobile) data balance
1. Check Etisalat (9mobile) data balance via USSD code
USSD codes are the best and fastest way to check your etisalat data balance.
For some of us who use multiple networks on our smartphones, most times, we tend to forget most of these networks USSD codes.
Anytime you use an incorrect USSD code on etisalat network, all you get is an error message like the one below.
It’s not a bad thing we can’t remember these network USSD codes.
There are many of them which span across not just network operators (9mobile, MTN, GLO, Airtel etc.), but bank USSD codes as well.
To check your etisalat data balance via USSD code, simply dial the following code.
After dialing the USSD code, you will receive a notification that your data balance will be sent to you via text message.
Shortly after, etisalat will send you a reply message containing the details of your current active data plan subscription notably your data balance and expiry date.
You will get a reply message like the one in the screenshot below.
For people using Blackberry smartphone users, to check your etisalat BIS data balance, simply dial the USSD code below to check your balance.
2. Check Etisalat (9mobile) data balance via SMS
By using this method to check your 9mobile data balance, you will also get the same results as in the first method only that you are checking your data balance via SMS or text message instead of
To do this, simply send “BAL” without the quotes as a message to 228.
Then wait for a reply message from etisalat network containing all the information you need to know about your current active data plan subscription.
Your etisalat data balance will be sent to you via text like in the screenshot above.
3. Check Etisalat (9mobile) data balance on the 9mobile mobile app
This method is an excellent choice for smartphone users as it comes with additional benefit of managing your etisalat or 9mobile account.
Not only can you check your 9mobile data balance on the app, but you can also check your airtime balance.
And by using the app, you can easily subscribe to a new etisalat data plan.
Firstly, you want to download the app to register your account using your etisalat phone number.
For Android users, download the 9mobile app on Google play store
For the ios users, download the 9mobile app on ITunes store
Install the app and register using your etisalat number.
Afterwards, you can start managing your account. Your 9mobile data balance will be displayed on your account dashboard like the one below.
By checking the data section, you can also see your data balance and data bonus. Here you can buy data using your airtime balance or MasterCard as highlighted in the app screenshot below.
Simply select the etisalat data bundle you want and choose your mode of payment.
You can also transfer data or gift your data to another etisalat subscriber.
4. Check Etisalat (9mobile) data balance by calling Etisalat/9mobile customer care
Sometimes, the USSD codes fail. Also, you might get a delay in receiving your data balance or you might not get it at all.
It rarely happens though.
However, in this case, it makes sense to call etisalat customer care to check your data balance if you don’t have the 9mobile app installed or your number registered on the app.
Simply dial 9mobile customer care code below and follow the instructions.
Thanks for reading this far. I hope the guide is comprehensive enough to show you different ways to check your etisalat (9mobile) data balance.
If you have any questions, please feel free to drop a comment in the comment sections. We will try to as much as possible to reply to everyone.
Your opinions are also highly welcome.
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Bobby is a computer scientist and a tech enthusiast with over 7 years developing web and mobile applications. He is also a freelancer, digital marketer and a technology blogger.