How to check your data usage

Data runs the digital world, and if you own a phone, it’s pretty likely you have data to use. Regardless of what provider you’re with, it can be stressful guessing how much data you have left, and wondering if you’re about to be left high and dry without the internet. Thankfully, this Canstar Blue guide will detail how to check your data usage and balance across multiple phone providers.

How do I check my data?

There are multiple options for checking data, with options ranging from signing into your account, using the provider’s app and texting special numbers for more information, although this is dependent on which provider you are with. This article will explain how to check data for some of the major providers in Australia, including:

  • Telstra
  • Optus
  • Vodafone
  • Dodo
  • TPG
  • Amaysim
  • Circles. Life Australia
  • Felix Mobile
  • Boost
  • Woolworths Mobile
  • Moose Mobile
  • Belong
  • Southern Phone

How to check data usage on Telstra

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You can check your Telstra data balance using the My Telstra App, Telstra account, phone browser search or via text.

Check data on My Telstra App

The My Telstra App is the easiest way to manage your data. Through the app you can recharge, check your data balance, pay bills, track orders, update account details, check outages and receive help. You can download the app on iOS and Android devices.

Check data with Telstra account

You can check your data balance by logging into your Telstra account. Sign into My Account using your Telstra ID to see all of your account information, including data usage. You can also recharge and check your billing information from this page.

Check data on phone web browser

You can use the web browser on your phone to check your data without using any data at all, provided you are using the SIM card attached to the plan you are checking. Type ‘m.telstra.com’ into the URL bar to be taken straight to your account page, where you can check your balance without needing to log in.

Check data through Text 176

You can check your data balance via text message. Text the word ‘USE’ to 176 and you will receive an SMS telling you how much data you have remaining.

How to check data usage on Optus

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You can check your Optus data balance using the My Optus app or via My Account.

Check data on the My Optus App

The My Optus app is the easiest way to manage your data. Through the app you can recharge, check your data balance, pay your bills, set up direct debit payments, unsubscribe from paper communication, check out rewards and deals, update your personal details and contract details, and chat with an Optus representative. You can download the app on iOS and Android devices.

Check data through My Account

You can check your data balance and expiry date by logging into your Optus My Account. Log into My Account using your registered details from any web browser. From the Dashboard, select your phone number to view your service summary.

How to check data usage on Vodafone

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You can check your Vodafone data balance using the My Vodafone app, the My Vodafone account or via text.

Check data with My Vodafone app

You can check your data balance through the My Vodafone app. Through the app you can recharge, check your data balance and usage history, get add-ons, update your account details, update your settings and pay your bills. You can download the app on iOS and Android devices.

Check data with My Vodafone account

You can check your data balance by logging into your My Vodafone Account. Log into My Vodafone account using your registered details, with your balance displayed on the My Vodafone dashboard.

Check data via Text or Call

You can check your data balance by messaging or calling Vodafone. Call 1512 from your phone using the registered SIM card to hear your balance, or alternatively, you can text BAL to 1511 to receive your data balance via text.

How to check data usage on Dodo

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You can check your Dodo data balance using the My Dodo account.

Check data with My Dodo Account

You can check and manage your data balance through the My Dodo account. Log into My Dodo using your registered username and password, and you can check data usage, pay bills, view invoices, update your payment and account details. You can log into My Dodo from any web browser.

How to check data usage on TPG

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You can check your TPG data balance using the TPG Your Account.

Check data with TPG Your Account

You can check and manage your data balance through the TPG Your account. Log into TPG Your Account using your registered mobile number and password. Select ‘View All Mobile Service Accounts’ to see your data usage, change your mobile number, view plan details, pay bills and access payment history.

How to check data usage on Amaysim

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You can check your Amaysim data balance using the Amaysim app, via your Amaysim account or via text.

Check data with the Amaysim App

The Amaysim app is the easiest way to manage your data. Through the app you can check your balance, view your data history, recharge, switch plans, customise your account, update your settings and chat with an Amaysim representative. You can download the app on iOS and Android devices.

Check data with the My Amaysim Account

You can check and manage your data balance through the My Amaysim account. Log into My Amaysim using your username and password. View the Plan page for information on your data balance and usage, to recharge, view your plan, pay your bills and check your account settings.

Check data via Text or Call

You can check your data balance by text messaging or calling Amaysim. Call 555 from your phone using the registered SIM card to hear your balance. Alternatively, you can text BAL to 568 to receive your data balance via text.

How to check data usage on Circles. Life Australia

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You can check your Circles. Life data balance using the Circles. Life app.

Check data with the Circles. Life App

The Circles. Life App is the only way to check your data balance and manage your account. Through the app you can check your data balance, recharge, track usage, manage your bills, live chat with a Circles. Life representative and earn rewards when you refer friends. You can download the app on iOS and Android devices.

How to check data usage on Felix Mobile

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You can check your Felix data balance using the Felix Mobile app.

Check data with the Felix Mobile App

You can check your data balance through the Felix Mobile app. Through the app you can recharge, check your data balance and usage history, get add-ons, update your account details, alter settings, pay your bills, pause your subscription and check your tree planting progress. You can download the app on iOS and Android devices.

How to check data usage on Boost Mobile

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You can check your Boost Mobile data balance using the My Boost Mobile App or by calling Boost.

Check data with the My Boost Mobile App

The Boost Mobile App is the easiest way to manage your data. Through the app you can check your data balance, recharge, view a service summary, buy extras, manage payment methods and view usage history. You can download the app on iOS and Android devices.

Check data with Dial

You can check your data balance by dialling Boost Mobile. Dial 111 and follow the screen prompts to see your data information, including expiry date. This service is totally free, as long as you’re using it in Australia.

How to check data usage on Woolworths Mobile

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You can check your Woolworths Mobile data balance using the Woolworths Mobile App, or online through the Woolworths My Account.

Check data with the Woolworths Mobile App

You can check your data with the Woolworths Mobile App. Through the app you can check your data, recharge, manage payment methods, view usage history and manage account settings. You can download the app on iOS and Android devices.

Check data with the Woolworths My Account

You can check and manage your data balance through the Woolworths My Account. Log into Woolworths My Account using your username and password. You can check your data balance and usage, recharge, view your plan, pay your bills and check your account settings.

How to check data usage on Moose Mobile

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You can check your Moose Mobile data balance using the Moose Mobile App and the My Data Manager.

Check data with the Moose Mobile App

The Moose Mobile App is the easiest way to manage your data. Through the app you can check data usage, view invoices and update personal details. You can download the app on iOS and Android devices.

Check data with the My Data Manager

Moose Mobile recommends downloading the third-party app My Data Manager to use in conjunction with the Moose Mobile App, in order to stay up to date with data usage. My Data Manager gives you an overview of which apps are using the most data and sets data use limits to avoid running out of data and potentially incurring overuse fees.

How to check data usage on Belong

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You can check your Belong data balance through the Belong mobile app or your online Belong account.

Check data with the Belong Mobile App

You can check your data with the Woolworths Mobile App. Using the app you can check your data, recharge, manage payment methods, manage account settings and gift your data. You can download the app on iOS and Android devices.

Check data with the Belong Online Account

You can check and manage your data balance through your Belong online account. Log into your Belong online account on the website, using your username and password. Select the ‘Manage Mobile’ tab to check your data balance. Belong does not track how data is used but will send you regular messages to let you know how much data you have left.

How to check data usage on Southern Phone

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You can check your Southern Phone data through the Southern Phone Customer Portal, or by getting in contact with a Southern Phone representative.

Check data with the Southern Phone Customer Portal

You can check and manage your data balance through your Southern Phone Customer Portal. Log into your Customer Portal through the website, using your account number and password.

Check data with a Southern Phone representative

You can check your Southern Phone data balance by live chatting with a representative through the website or by calling on 13 14 64.

How to check data usage on iPhone

You can check your data usage on your iPhone, although it may not be as accurate as your provider’s information, with iPhone generally giving you information over your ‘current period’. To check your data usage on an iPhone, follow the steps below:

  • Step One: Open Settings
  • Step Two: Tap Mobile
  • Step Three: Select ‘Mobile Data’ to see your data over the current period

You can also reset the tracking statistics for a more accurate reading going forward, with options to also disable data if you’re getting close to going over your limit.

How to check data usage on Android

You can check your mobile data on Android phones, although it may vary from brand to brand and model to model. To check data usage on Android, generally going through Settings – Connections – Data Usage will put you on the right track, but it may vary slightly depending on which Android model you’re using.

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