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How to Check Etisalat Balance: Prepaid, Postpaid, Data Balance

Etisalat Balance Check

Etisalat is the most well-known brand in UAE. You may not find a person in the country who has not heard about the company’s brand. It is the largest telecom service provider in GCC. Etisalat serves 11.6 million customers, more than 300,000 SMEs, and large enterprises (public and private). The telecom giant is currently operating in over 15 countries and 18th largest telecom operator in the world. The company also acts as an internet hub in the Middle East that provides connectivity to other telecommunication operators in the UAE.

The company started its operations in 1976 as a joint-stock company between International Aeradio Limited, a British Company, and local partners. The company has its headquarters in Abu Dhabi and regional offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and the Northern Emirates.

Services offered by Etisalat

It offers a wide range of services and goes beyond telecom and internet services. The major services offered by the company are:

Etisalat Mobile Plans

Being a telecom company in the UAE, mobile plans is the primary service by Etisalat. The company provides a range of affordable voice and data access to millions of consumers, increasing in number continuously. Below are the different mobile plans.

  • Postpaid: You pay your bills after a month of usage when you are on a postpaid plan. You can choose a monthly rental price at the start, which becomes the base amount you must pay, plus any additional usage. With Etisalat, you can purchase Addons like international roaming, internet calling plans, etc.
  • Prepaid: When you choose a prepaid plan for your cell usage, you pay in advance. Once your balance is over, you need to recharge your number. Prepaid plans offer flexibility and are affordable. You can change plans at any time, depending on your needs.
  • Visitor Line: It is a premium plan in a prepaid format that offers customers loads of data and voice minutes.
  • Control Line: This service is available in both postpaid and prepaid formats. The service gives you control of your telecom expenditure in a month. In this, you can choose a fixed monthly expenditure.
  • Roaming: This service can be used by frequent travelers. Consumers can keep the Etisalat number while traveling in other countries and choose from daily, weekly, to monthly plans.

Etisalat Internet and TV

The distance between the TV and the Internet world is slowly diminishing. The services offered by the company in this domain are:

  • eLife Plans: This is an IPTV service.
  • Full Home Wi-Fi: The latest mesh technology delivers uninterrupted Wi-Fi service to the entire house.
  • Home Protection: Addon insurance service for Etisalat consumers to protect their home (rented or self).
  • eLife TV Gaming: Enjoy premium PC games and consoles on your HD TV.
  • Smart Living: Smart Devices such as TV, gaming consoles, smart locks, smart lights, etc.
  • Home Wireless: Turn your existing sim to a Wi-Fi plan for the entire house.
  • Add Ons: The services come with several options of addons such as Expo 2020 tickets, premium TV channels, home telephone, etc.


Through their outlets and website, Etisalat sells multiple gadgets.

  • Smartphones
  • Laptops and Tablets
  • Accessories
  • Smart Home Devices
  • Gaming and Gadgets
  • Wearables

How to check Etisalat prepaid balance?

Checking prepaid Etisalat balance is easy and can be done in seconds. Use the following balance check code:

  • To check your balance: dial *121#
  • To find new prepaid offers: dial *101#
  • For Deal of the Day: dial *050#

It’s easy to recharge your prepaid Etisalat number. There are 6 ways you can recharge your number:

  • My Etisalat UAE App: You can download the free app and create an account. On this app, you can view your information, recharge your number and other Etisalat numbers, and do more. The app is readily available on Apple App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry, and Windows Stores.
  • Quick recharge: You can recharge your mobile account on Quick Pay & Recharge. The process is fast, safe, and convenient. You can recharge through your credit card or debit card.
  • Etisalat online services: Go to and recharge your phone through credit or debit card.
  • Recharge cards and eVouchers: You can buy an Etisalat recharge card or eVoucher from an Etisalat store or any closest Etisalat distribution partner. Use the voucher by dialing *120*
  • eWallet: Etisalat eWallet enables you to send money to a bank account, mobile wallet, and over-the-counter transfer.

How to check Etisalat balance in postpaid?

Postpaid bills are generally sent to the consumer by the end of the monthly billing cycle. However, there are ways to check your postpaid bill before receiving it. You can check your postpaid balance through:

  • My Etisalat app.
  • Dial code *142# (free of charge)

There are 5 ways for paying your postpaid bill:

  • My Etisalat App: You can download the free app, from Windows, App Store, and Google Play. With this app, you can do several activities like view your information, recharge, and pay bills.
  • AutoPay: You can leave standing instructions by registering your credit card on the website. It can be done for both your postpaid and prepaid accounts. The settings can be done through your app and website.
  • Etisalat Online: You can pay your bills through the company’s website. You can choose to pay using your credit or debit card.
  • eBill: Text your email address to 1997 to start receiving your eBill.
  • eWallet: Etisalat eWallet enables you to send money to a bank account, mobile wallet, and over-the-counter transfer.

How to check Data balance in Etisalat?

To check Etisalat data balance:

  • Text “DATA” to 1010
  • Dial *170#
  • Dial *101#

You also receive automated SMS from Etisalat, in the following cases:

  • Upon consumption of 80%, 90%, and 100% of the data packs.
  • Upon consumption of AED 10, AED 30, AED 50, AED 100, and multiples of AED 100 as out-of-bundle charges.

Etisalat’s wide range of services is on monthly or annual plans. The company offers both prepaid and postpaid versions. The plans keep upgrading frequently; you can check the website or keep a tab on Etisalat advertisements.