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    How to check remaining prepaid data on MTN?

    I have a prepaid MTN simcard in my mobile router, which I use for my laptop, phone and tablet when I am on the road.

    How can I check how much of my prepaid data bundle is left?

    I don't want to have to take the simcard out of my mobile router and stick it into a phone to check - too much hassle. I can access my mobile router on my browser and there is an SMS utility there, so I am sure there must be a number that I can SMS with a message in it, and then get an SMS reply with the details?
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    Hi Neville

    I use MTN prepaid and when i click the MTN online dialogue box appears, there i can connect and check my remaing amount
    by clicking on self service and check balance

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    or dial *141# will tell you airtime, sms bundle and how many gig of data available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wynn View Post
    or dial *141# will tell you airtime, sms bundle and how many gig of data available.
    That's the problem - I don't want to take the simcard out of my mobile router and put it into a phone so that I can dial *141#.
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    Where do you want to view the details, is it on your pc or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rozzer View Post
    Where do you want to view the details, is it on your pc or what?
    Yes, on my PC. I can open a browser page on my PC for my mobile router, and there is an SMS utility in it.

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    Hi Neville,

    Did some googling. Some one says this works, not sure as I do not have MTN.

    Here's a new way of checking airtime balance and access expiry date on the MTN network:

    Send 8 in a text message to 131.

    You'll then receive a text message reply with the information.
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    I've tried that and the SMS goes through successfully but then I get a reply SMS stating that the SMS report failed...
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    Maybe give MTN a call then
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    I have a different MTN utility Screen as i am using a modem and i have the facility to see my data usage
    and check how much airtime i have used and remaining.
    I also have a keypad and if i struggle i can dial *141*1# and select Internet and it will call and give balance.
    try that!!

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