If you are an Airtel user who is wondering how to check your mobile number, you are not alone. You might have forgotten if you’ve migrated to a new number, or because you have a secondary SIM you keep as a backup. Whatever the reason may be, the good news is that Airtel offers several ways to check your mobile number.
These range from entering a simple USSD code, calling up customer care or downloading the Airtel Thanks app on your smartphone. Here’s a step-by-step guide of how to check your Airtel number using these three methods.
How to check Airtel number using USSD code
One of the most common methods to find out any information about your number is using an USSD code. An USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) code is a code that is programmed into your SIM card and allows users to perform a set of functions such finding call or data balance. The same USSD code can also be used to find out your number in case of GSM service providers like Airtel.
In order to run an USSD code, you must have your Airtel SIM card in your phone and ensure that the number is activated. In other words, make sure you have cell reception for the said number. Now, open the mobile phone dialler app on your device and enter the USSD code: *121*1# and click on the call button. You will see a flash message that reads “Please wait while we fetch your information”.
After a few seconds, you will get a message containing a special offer and when you press OK on this message, you will get another flash message. This second flash message will contain your mobile number. Yes, it is as simple as that to find your mobile number.
While 121 is the official USSD code for Airtel subscribers, there is another USSD code that is simpler and gets the job done. On your phone with active Airtel SIM, you can dial the USSD code: *282# and click on the call button. You will now see a flash message that reads, “Hi, Your Mobile no. is: XXXXXXXXXX”. Make sure you note down the number before clicking on the Ok button below the message.
How to check Airtel number online using Airtel Thanks app
If you are a smartphone user then arguably the most easiest step to find your mobile number is to download the relevant app from your service provider. In the case of Airtel, download the Airtel Thanks app from Google Play Store or App Store. You will now receive an OTP on your mobile number to authenticate the number.
Now, on this app, you can see your mobile number on the homepage. You will also get other information such as whether you have a prepaid or a postpaid number. You will also be able to see the data balance on your number and active plan on your number. In case of a postpaid subscriber, you will see details such as due date and total bill as well.
How to check Airtel number through customer care
You can also use customer support to find your mobile number. While this is not the most recommended route, it is one that is useful. You can dial 121 or 198 from your mobile phone. This will direct you to the Airtel customer support system and the first step is to choose the language.
Once the language is selected, click on 1 to choose mobile services. You will now have to listen to the IVR that will play your mobile number, balance, data balance and even validity of your balance in case you are a prepaid subscriber.