How to Check Data Usage on AT&T

AT&T makes it possible for their customers to monitor their usages in a variety of ways. Here are a few of those options:

Step 1: Check for Usage Alerts. Periodic updates sent via text and email after a certain percentage of the monthly allowance has been used up (65%, 90%, 100%). You may not get the update if you are in the middle of a large download.

Step 2: Check your MyAT&T account online. Set up an account on MyAT&T (go to att.com and click on myAT&T at the top), then log in. Go to the Account Summary page and click on the Usage & Recent Activity for more information about your data usage. You can also access your myAT&T account on your smart phone or tablet using the myAT&T app.

Step 3: Request a text update from your phone. On your phone, dial *MIN# (*646#) for minutes usage and *DATA# (*3282#) for data usage. You will receive a text message with your usage information.

Step 4: Call 661. Dial 611 from your wireless phone and they will tell you your balance.

Step 5: Use third-party diagnostic tools. Many tablets and smart phones have built-in data usage monitoring and data-limiting features that can shut off the device’s cellular data connection after a specified limit has been reached. Which features are available and how to reach them vary per device model (instructions for many makes and models can be looked up on att.com/devicehowto). There are also downloadable third-party apps designed expressly for these purposes.

All AT&T customers can benefit by using the methods listed above to keep their data usage in check. The information you need is only a click away.

 

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