You should join our great online community now - you can win great prizes
Register now
You should subscribe to our free MyBroadband newsletter


+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Balance checking of MTN prepaid SIM in remote device?

  1. #1

    Default Balance checking of MTN prepaid SIM in remote device?

    I've searched MTN's website and this forum. MTN's website only gives the *141# option sent from the device and in this forum I can only find very old unanswered posts regarding similar questions.

    I need to check the prepaid airtime balance for a SIM card in a remote device. It is a bit difficult to remove the SIM and to put it into a normal phone to do the *141# thing and the device does not support USSD either. If I'm not mistaken you can register the number of your Vodacom prepaid SIM on the Vodacom website and you can check your balance online. Does anyone know of a similar service for the MTN network. I know you do get companies providing bulk prepaid balance monitoring and loading, but I only need to manage 1 SIM (number).

    Thanks
    I suffer from CDO, it's like OCD, but in the correct alphabetical order.

  2. #2
    Banned Cool E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Republic of Venda
    Posts
    4,023
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    you can download MTN app

  3. #3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cool E View Post
    you can download MTN app
    Hi Cool E, Thanks for the reply, but I'm not a mobile boffin. Is this something you can install on your PC? What exactly is it called? I've looked through all the menu options on the MTN website, but cannot find anything like an app I can download...
    I suffer from CDO, it's like OCD, but in the correct alphabetical order.

  4. #4
    Super Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    6,322

    Default

    You can register on MTN's website. You'll then be able to login to their portal and check your balances.

    https://www.mtn.co.za/MyMTN/Pages/Register.aspx

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by deweyzeph View Post
    You can register on MTN's website. You'll then be able to login to their portal and check your balances.

    https://www.mtn.co.za/MyMTN/Pages/Register.aspx
    Thanks deweyzeph. Now I have another problem - on step 2 of the registration process, it asks me for the One Time Pin sent to the PHONE to confirm that the number is correct, but the SIM is installed in the device more than 100km from me and it is unattended - now what?
    I suffer from CDO, it's like OCD, but in the correct alphabetical order.

  6. #6
    Super Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    6,322

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by superdiy View Post
    Thanks deweyzeph. Now I have another problem - on step 2 of the registration process, it asks me for the One Time Pin sent to the PHONE to confirm that the number is correct, but the SIM is installed in the device more than 100km from me and it is unattended - now what?
    You're out of luck, you definitely need to do this while you've got access to the sim and can read the sms. There's no other way I'm afraid. The good news is that you'll only have to do this once.

  7. #7

    Default

    Has there been progress in this area?

    I have remote SIM cards that need to be monitored (CellC and MTN). I can use the CellC website to monitor balances but how do I purchase an SMS bundle?

    MTN's app offers direct SMS bundle purchasing for other SIMS. Any other options for this?

  8. #8

    Default

    No, no luck.

    You can buy a sms bundle from almost any shop or online banking platform.
    I suffer from CDO, it's like OCD, but in the correct alphabetical order.

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Checking prepaid bundle balance online
    By Zax in forum MTN Broadband and Mobile Internet | LTE, HSPA+, HSDPA, HSUPA, 3G, EDGE and BIS
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 17-12-2016, 12:10 PM
  2. Checking data balance on CellC prepaid
    By henkc in forum Cell C Broadband and Mobile Internet | LTE, HSPA+, 3G, EDGE, GPRS and BIS
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 19-10-2016, 07:30 AM
  3. 3G DATA Balance checking not reliable
    By Cougar94 in forum Vodacom Broadband and Mobile Internet | LTE, HSPA+, HSDPA, 3G, EDGE, GPRS and BIS
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 21-02-2013, 10:05 AM
  4. Checking Prepaid Balance remotely
    By A1an in forum Fixed Broadband
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-03-2011, 10:41 AM
  5. Checking balance - prepaid
    By marine1 in forum Vodacom Broadband and Mobile Internet | LTE, HSPA+, HSDPA, 3G, EDGE, GPRS and BIS
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-12-2009, 08:05 AM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •