Users who have are using the Internet through mobile or data card in 2G, 3G E-Stick / Dongle, must want to know the remaining balance, so that he can utilize better the remaining balance. Some operators are using sms system to get the remain balance, some use USSD command which can be dialed through mobile phone or dongle, some of the dongles 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 in this article. I may be slightly different in other 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 its will open a windows named 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#

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