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How to Check Airtel Balance via SMS, Missed Call or USSD Code

Gone are the days when you used to receive reminders from telecom operators regarding your balance. In the current era, telecom operators like Airtel no longer send reminders. This is simply because they allow you to check the balance on your smartphone whenever you want. Yes, checking the Airtel balance is now an easy process to follow. It also helps you to see if your postpaid bill payment date is coming near.

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In this section, we will walk you through the complete process for the Airtel balance check using two various methods:

Airtel Balance Check via Thanks app

This is probably one of the simplest ways to check the balance of your Airtel postpaid number. All you have to do is download the app on your smartphone and follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Open the Airtel Thanks app on your device and register with your mobile number
  • Go to the ‘Services’ section on the bottom left
  • Locate the details like the main Airtel balance, plan validity, data usage, and so forth.

Note: If you have multiple phone numbers, you can track all of them under a single roof on the Airtel Thanks app only. In addition to this, you can make mobile and utility bill payments on the app.

Airtel Balance Check without Thanks app

Now, if you don’t have the app on your smartphone, don’t worry! You can still check the Airtel balance on your mobile through the ways mentioned below:

Through Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) Code

Also known as quick codes or features codes, Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) is a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) protocol. It is used to receive information from the cellular device, SIM card, or mobile network. In simple terms, USSD code is an extra-UI protocol, which allows people to access hidden features.

There are a number of USSD codes to check Airtel balance for different purposes. They are as follows:



Main balance check *123#
Number check *282#
Offers *121#
Talk time loan *141# or dial 52141
Data loan code *141# or call 52141
Miss call alert service *888#
Unlimited packs *121*1#
Voice or roaming packs *222#
Postpaid current bill plan check SMS “BP” To 121
Postpaid due/pending amount check SMS “OT” To 121
Postpaid bill payment check SMS “PMT” To 121
Postpaid current plan usage check SMS “UNB” To 121
Data balance check for 2G users *121*9#
Airtel gift service Dial *141#
Airtel hello tunes Dial *678#
Airtel Facebook service Dial *325#
Airtel Twitter service Dial *515#
Airtel free Wynk detail Dial *121*8# Then Type 6
Airtel voice packs detail Dial *121*8# Then Type 7
Airtel SMS packs detail Dial *121*8# Then Type 8

The above USSD codes will instantly provide you with information about your Airtel net balance, plan validity, and so forth.

Through SMS

Users can also check the Airtel balance, start or stop a new service, manage other services, and so on, by sending text messages to the following numbers:

  1. Send ‘START’ to 121 to purchase a new service
  2. Send ‘STOP’ to 121 to opt out of a service
  3. Send ‘START 0’ to 1909 to activate the ‘Do not Disturb’ mode
  4. SMS ‘PORT’ to 1909 to port your postpaid number
  5. Send ‘Short Code’ to manage all your Airtel services

Through Missed Calls

For checking your Airtel balance and other details associated with your postpaid number, give missed calls on the numbers mentioned below:



Dial 12131 To check Airtel offers available on your usage
Dial 123 To get the Airtel recharge code
Dial 1909 To activate DND mode on Airtel

In addition to these two methods, there is also another method to check the Airtel balance. This includes checking the balance through the Airtel website. So, let’s find out how to do so in detail below:

How to Check Airtel Balance through the Website?

You can use the website to your advantage if you don’t want to download the Airtel Thanks app, send text messages, or USSD codes.

In order to check the balance on the website, follow the instructions below:

Step #1: Visit the Airtel website by clicking https://www.airtel.in/

Step #2: Login to the website by entering your mobile number. Once done, you will receive an OTP on your phone

Step #3: Submit the OTP to access the website

Step #4: Once you’ve entered the OTP, go to the dashboard that displays your Airtel number

Step #5: Check the main balance, SMS balance, Airtel internet balance, and other details

Now that you know the different methods to check your Airtel balance, let’s proceed further to find out some of the best postpaid plans below:

Rs. 399 Plan

It is one of our basic postpaid plans that provides benefits, such as 40GB data rollover, 100 SMS per day, unlimited local/STD and roaming calls, free Amazon Prime subscription, and access to the Airtel Xstream app.

Rs. 499 Plan

This plan includes OTT benefits like free subscriptions to Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ Hotstar as well as free access to the Airtel Xstream app. In addition to this, it also includes standard benefits, such as 75 GB data rollover, 100 SMS per day, and unlimited local/STD and roaming calls.