Users who have are using the Internet through mobile or data card in 2G, 3G dongle, must want to know the remaining data balance so that he can utilize it better. Some operators are using SMS system to get the remaining balance, but some use USSD command, which can be dialed through the mobile phone or dongle software. Some of the modems are having USSD option in their dashboard to check the balance.

USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) – USSD protocol term is used in Cellular / Mobile Service by GSM cellular telephones to communicate with the service provider’s networks.

I am using Huawei Aircel dashboard and share you in the post. It may be slightly different in your device’s dashboard.

How to check the remaining 3G internet balance using USSD?

1. Open the dashboard or connection manager and click on Settings. Now click on USSD as highlighted in below screenshot.

2. Now it will open a new window “Advanced”.
3. Now type your code below “Enter the command code or select the command from the drop-down”. After typing the code Send button will get highlighted.
4. Click on Send button to get the remaining internet balance.

Some useful commands to get internet balance :


Airtel 2G & 3G – *123*10#


Aircel 2G & 3G – *301#


BSNL 2G & 3G – *112# and then Reply/Send “2″ For GPRS


Idea 2g & 3g – Dial *125# and check your inbox


MTNL – *444#


Reliance GSM SMART 2G & 3G


*333#   and reply 1,3,1 Mobile Broadband Balance




Dial *367*3#




Send SMS “MBAL” to 55333 and you will get a reply


Tata Docomo 2G & 3G – *111*1#


Vodafone 2G & 3G – *123#




Dial  *111*6# for Prepaid and Select 2


For Postpaid Dial *777*7*MDN#


(Where MDN = 10 Digit Device/Dongle/Mobile No.)


Idea – *212# or *125#


  1. There are multiple ways
    1. Install Airtel app on your mobile and then add your data card number to Airtel app using one time password (OTP) as prompted by Airtel. It then shows you consumption details.
    2. Login to airtel website using data card number using (OTP) and then see the consumption.
    3. If you have Airtel dialer app installed on your PC, then use it to get your consumption details.
    4. If Airtel dialer doesn’t work on your PC, such as those on Mac El Capitan and using OEM dialer such as from Huawei then – No fuss out there. Send the SMS text “HELP” (without quotation marks) to 121 using the dialer to get any type of details. Specifically for the consumption send “DATA USE” to 121


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