How to Check Your Data Balance on Airtel Kenya

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Airtel Kenya has arguably the cheapest data rates in Kenya, that is if we're to exclude Faiba 4G. On Airtel you typically buy data bundles through the de facto short code for all things data: *544#. Inside there you'll find various data and voice plans such as Tubonge.

For data I take it you to subscribe to Amazing Data plans or UnlimiNet which includes data, voice and SMS in one plan. Amazing Data offers one off bundles or subscription based data bundles that auto-renew after a given validity period (daily, 7 days, 30 days or 90 days). There's also the Unlimnet Modem plan which I'm a big fan of. It comes with data only but it's unlimited in that once you exhaust the allocated data the speed is throttled down to 256Kbps until the validity period ends.<


Checking Data Balance

To check balance for all the above plans, just dial *544*3# on your Airtel line. You can also go the long route by dialling *544#, then go to the next page to check the data balance.

You should get an SMS with your data balance after a couple of seconds or minutes. In some cases it may take longer.


Checking Data Balance for Redeemed Bundles

So I take it that by now you are aware of, or better yet, have already enrolled to Airtel's Loyalty program Zawadi Points. Just as it is with Safaricom's Bonga Points and Telkom's Ziada Points, Zawadi points allows you to redeem your points from among other things data bundles.

So if you happen to redeem data bundles, you can check your balance also by dialling *544*3#.


Checking Bonus Data Balance

Beginning this year, Airtel has been running a data bonus offer for some of the Amazing Data bundles. For instance, if you buy the 150MB data bundle for 7 days at Ksh.50 they'll give you a bonus of 150MB valid for the same period. Buy the 2GB bundle valid for 7 days for Ksh.250 and they give you a bonus of 500MB valid for the same period.
Airtel Data Bonus Offers

To check the balance for this bonus data, dial *131*154#. You'll however have to get an SMS from AirtelData whenever such an offer is available. It's not available throughout as far as I can tell.


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