How to check data balance on MTN MiFi

Browsing with MiFi device is one of the very convenient options. Sometimes, at a point when you want to check data balance of your MiFi, how should you go about it? In this article, we’re going to discuss how to check MTN MiFi data balance without removing your sim card from the MiFi device.

Before we start, let’ let you know more what MiFi is all about.

MiFi is any device which has a built-in Wi-Fi coverage and appear as a WiFi device on other device for easing the internet connection through hotspot. For example, it acts like a Bluetooth MP3 player which one of you may have got in your home and office. If you open the Bluetooth MP3 player and that of your phone, then you start listening to music playing from your phone via the speaker of Bluetooth.

Similarly, if you open MiFi device, open the hotspot of your device, correctly enter the password of your MiFi device, now you can start browsing. Most interestingly, one MiFi device can be connected with up to ten or fifteen devices at a time which is very recommended for Cafe workers.

Now, let’s start!!

How to check data balance on MTN MiFi device

The step by step guides of how to check MTN MiFi data balance bundles are listed below:

1. SMS method

One of the best and fastest method to check data balance on MTN MiFi is an SMS method. It requires to simply send 2 as in form of text message to 131.

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Another method is dialing a USSD code. To use USSD code to check your main data balance of your MTN MiFi, dial *131*4# or *131*1*5*4# from your MiFi linked phone number.

Please note that to link your phone number to your MiFi line, dial *131*500# on your phone number and follow the prompts.

3. MiFi Portal

Since a lot of MTN subscribes have diverted to use MiFi data connection, MTN itself has created a portal specially for them to have a full access and confidence over their MiFi management.

Visiting MTN MiFi portal, you can find an option of how to subscribe for different data plans of your choice, check your data plan expiry date, etc. To use the feature of MTN MiFi portal, first, visit MTN website clicking here, then click the tab that indicates ‘MiFi portal’ located at the header of their page.

When considering to check your MTN MiFi data balance, make sure you check it with the phone number you linked with your MiFi device. Just simply dial *131*4# to view your MTN Mifi data bundle balance.

If done correctly as I have explained above, then you’ll receive an SMS from MTN in a short time.

4. myMTN App

The myMTN App is a mobile application designed by MTN to enable their customers enjoy awesomeness out of their networking or telecommunication services everywhere they are and everywhere they go.

myMTN App can be installed on ios and android from App store and Google Play Store, respectively.

You can use myMTN App to check your MTN MiFi data balance, select and subscribe for any MiFi data plan of your choice, etc.

Please click here to download from App store and here from Google play store.

  1. For important guides, first, launch the MTN Mobile WiFi icon from your computer or start your Internet browser and visit via the address bar.
  2. Type the Login Password: The default password is admin (you are advised to change this password to prevent for security reasons).
  3. Click on SMS at the top of the screen and send an SMS with the keyword MIFI to 131.
  4. You will receive an acknowledged SMS confirming you now have 500MB of data, valid for 1 month.
  5.  Now you can connect to the Internet.

5. myMTN web

Another fastest ways to check MTN MiFi data balance is logging in to MTN website using your username and password.

myMTN web is a name given to MTN website where subscribers information is saved in. Hence, logging in to your account will definitely help you check your active MTN MiFi data plans and their expiry date.

To continue using myMTN App, please click here to visit their website.

6. Zigi

Zigi is the 24/7 customer care representative agent of MTN just like Leo is for UBA. Any time you want to check your MiFi data balance, you can feel free to let Ziggi know to check it for you within the second.

The robotic MTN agent, Ziki is available every time on all social media handle; Facebook, WhastApp, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

You can meet Ziggi via any of the following channels for checking your MTN MiFi data balance:

The portable MiFi device which can be put inside pocket usually has a price ranges from N15, 000 to N25, 000. We recommend this to the entrepreneurs who have just started out and haven’t gotten many co workers and decides.

MiFi data plans are the data plans which can only be used with MiFi device, i.e, if you a subscriber MiFi data plan on your SIM card, you can use it on your phone or laptop directly, unless you use via MiFi using the connection of wifi and hotspot.


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