Airtel Airtime and Data Balance ▷ New Ways to Check Yours

It is quite essential to check and keep track of your Airtel airtime balance and data subscriptions, however, if you’re unable to do so, do not worry this article will take you through it. 

Your tariff plan, which determines how and what you’ll be charged for each of the calls you make hugely influenced your airtime balance.

Aside from discussing how to check Airtel airtime and data balance, this post explains Airtel airtime transfer, internet settings and lots more.

Patiently go through to know the simplest ways you can go about all the above.

Meanwhile, let’s discuss how to check your Airtel airtime balance.

Airtel Airtime Balance Checker

These are the best ways to check your Airtel airtime balance using your mobile phone.

1. USSD Code

Dial *123# to check your Airtel airtime balance.

Your balance will immediately pop up on your screen and an SMS with your airtime balance will be sent to you also, just after dialing the USSD code.

The service is absolutely free.

2. My Airtel App

My Airtel App is the official app of Airtel in Nigeria.

In fact, it is a must-have for all Airtel customers as the app can be used for a variety of self-services — airtime balance checks inclusive as well.

If you have the mobile app already, just open it and you’ll see your airtime balance, as well as your data balance.

However, if you don’t have the app already, follow these steps:

  • Download and install My Airtel App from the Google play store or the App store.
  • Launch it on your device and provide the required information. Open it and you’ll see your airtime balance. It is as easy as that.

Airtel Airtime Transfer

Airtel Me 2 U offers all subscribers the opportunity to share their airtime with their friends and loved ones.

Me 2 U service is one that allows Airtel subscribers to transfer airtime to one another and even to other networks.

There is no applicable limitation on the number of transactions, amount that can be transferred, and no subscription or step-up is required.

Before you transfer airtime whether to other Airtel lines or any other network, change your default transfer PIN to whatever you want.

How to Change Airtel Airtime Default Transfer PIN 

To ensure that your transactions are secure, ensure that you change your default PIN to a new one.

Follow these steps to change your Airtel airtime default transfer PIN:

  • The default PIN is 1234. For example, PIN 1234 1212.
  • Open your Message app and text PIN default PIN new PIN to 432

If this is successful, you’ll be sent a message that someone successfully changed your transfer PIN to 1212.

After this, you can transfer your credit to any other person on the Airtel mobile network.

Airtel Airtime Transfer to Another Airtel Line

Follow these steps to transfer your Airtel airtime to another Airtel phone number:

  • Dial *432# on the line you want to transfer from
  • Select 1 – Airtel to Airtel
  • Enter the number of the recipient
  • Enter the amount you wish to transfer
  • Input your Me 2 U pin
  • Confirm your transfer by replying with 1


Airtel Airtime Transfer to Other Networks

To transfer your Airtel airtime to other networks, dial *433*2*NUMBER*AMOUNT#

A service fee of ₦10 applies to each successful transfer.

Airtel Data Balance Checker

Here are the best ways to check your Airtel data balance using your mobile phone.

1. USSD Code

Using USSD code is the simplest method to check your Airtel data balance.

Dial *140# to check your data balance using the USSD code.

An SMS containing your data balance will immediately be sent to you.

2. SMS

This method may not be that popular, but it is actually one of the easy ways you can use to check your Airtel data balance.

  • Open your ‘Message app’ on your mobile phone.
  • Simply text STATUS to 141 and your data balance will be quickly sent to you.

3. My Airtel App

Open the mobile app, or download it on the play store or app store if you do not have one.

Your data balance and your other account details are displayed prominently when the app opens.

Airtel Internet Settings

You need the right settings on your device in order to enjoy high internet speed.

Having the wrong configuration may mean slow internet.

Most times, once you insert your Airtel SIM into any mobile phone, tablet, or any other data-enabled, the settings will be automatically configured.

However, if you’re experiencing difficulties accessing the web on the Airtel Network, perhaps there is a need to configure your APN settings.

Let’s discuss how to go about it.

You can send an SMS to Airtel and your APN settings will be sent to you or they will be configured automatically for you, or you can do it manually by yourself.

This guide will solely focus on how to receive and set the configuration automatically.

Airtel Automatic Configuration Settings

To get your Airtel configuration settings automatically, follow these steps:

  • Open the ‘Message app’ on your device
  • Text INTERNET and send it to 232

After this, wait for a little while to receive the configuration feedback as soon as possible.

Once you receive it, save it and you are good at accessing the web on the Airtel Network again!

However, if you still find it difficult to access the web, reach out to Airtel via its customer care line, which is 121.


I hope this guide has proven to be resourceful in your quest to access some of Airtel’s many services.

However, if you still have some questions regarding how to check your Airtel airtime and data balance, internet settings, or you’re experiencing any difficulty, comment below.

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